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ICE targeting undocumented immigrants with no criminal records

A former San Diego Union-Tribune reporter recently wrote about an immigration flashpoint in northern California. She reports that the case of two undocumented immigrants taken into custody by ICE agents contradicts the stated immigration goal of targeting people with criminal records.

Differences between refugees and immigrants seeking asylum

Persecution or fear of persecution because of religion, nationality, political beliefs, race or social status are motivations for both groups to cross borders into the United States. Members of the two groups often settle here in San Diego, but there are some important differences between them.

LAPD: 911 calls by Latinos are down. Fear of immigration hassles?

The reason the State of California and many of its cities and counties have passed so-called "sanctuary laws" is a strong belief that immigration enforcement and local law enforcement do not mix.

The cost of deportation in dollars and cents

Deportations of undocumented immigrants continue their frenetic pace in the 100+ days following President Donald Trump’s inauguration. A campaign promise to remove all 11 million has narrowed to a focus on the approximately two million with criminal histories.

Attorney General compares border communities to 'war zone'

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is widely regarded as a tough-talking politician who is promising big changes in law enforcement. In a recent speech, Sessions described the border as a "war zone." Some immigrant rights advocates say Sessions is dishonestly misstating the reality of life in border communities such as San Diego, where crime has fallen to historic levels.

Deportation fears force immigrants to file fewer police reports

It can appear at first glance to be good news: reports of sexual assault and domestic violence filed by the Latino population are dropping dramatically. But the bad-news side of the story is quickly apparent: police reports are dropping in frequency because of fears among immigrants that contact with law enforcement could result in detention and deportation.

San Diego ACLU sues to stop months-long detentions

The American Civil Liberties Union is one of the nation's leading advocates of individual rights. The San Diego branch of the organization recently announced that it is suing the federal government for denying due process rights to immigrants who are detained for months before appearances in front of immigration judges.

ICE in heated dispute with California law enforcement

Uncertainty continues to swirl around current and coming immigration enforcement policies here in San Diego and across California and the rest of the nation. After a recent raid on an El Salvadorian gang, a local police department and federal immigration officials had dueling accounts of what had happened.

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