San Diego Lawmakers Secure $300M for Cross-Border Pollution Crisis

Standing in front of the San Diego Bay on Friday and touting the importance of being able to surf with dolphins, elected leaders called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to immediately allocate $300 million secured by a trade agreement signed this week to address a cross-border wastewater pollution crisis.

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Judge OKs New Family Separations at US-Mexico Border

Handing the federal government its first “win” since it was sued for separating families at the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal judge Monday found continued separations are discretionary and do not violate a court and executive order abandoning the “zero tolerance” immigration policy.

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Judge Considers Restraining Government From Blocking Asylum Seeker’s Access to Counsel

A federal judge asked for clarification Friday about how exactly the federal government’s “Migrant Protection Protocols” are being employed by immigration agents at the U.S.-Mexico border in San Diego as he considers whether asylum seekers have a right to counsel when being interviewed about their fear of being returned to Mexico.

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Border Arrests and Denials for Entry Skyrocketed in Fiscal Year 2019

The Trump administration’s incessant rollout of immigration-stifling policies this year seem to have had their desired effect: Arrests and entry denials by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the southwest border fell from 144,000 in May to 52,000 last month. But the agency’s director said Tuesday the “crisis” is not over.

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