Tag Archives: Immigration

The AjA Project to Confront Migrant Debate With Airport Mural

The AjA Project interviews and photographs a refugee woman living in the City Heights neighborhood of San Diego in this undated photo. | Photo Courtesy of The AjA Project By Megan Burks With the fatal terrorist attack in San Bernardino … Continue reading

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Why Immigrant Spouses Are Uniquely Vulnerable to Domestic Violence

By Megan Burke, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Looking back to when her nightmare began at age 32, Mariel Cota said she never thought she would become a victim of domestic violence. “But the circumstances of me thinking that I … Continue reading

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Lawmakers Drop Effort to Open Covered California to Immigrants Here Illegally

By Kenny Goldberg A legislative effort to allow people who are here illegally to buy Covered California health plans has been shelved. State Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) removed a section from his bill (Senate Bill 4) that would have … Continue reading

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‘Maletas Migrantes’ Exhibit Explores the Immigrant Experience

Andurriales del corazón (The Detours of the Heart), 2012 by Bana Fernández Rolfi from “Maletas Migrantes,” an art exhibit on display at the New Americans Museum in Liberty Station from July 23 through Oct. 2, 2015. By Megan Burke and … Continue reading

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Survey: DACA Improving Lives of Young Immigrants on U.S.

By Marissa Cabrera, Maureen Cavanaugh and Peggy Pico Listen to the full KPBS Midday Edition interview with UC San Diego assistant professor Tom Wong, immigration attorney Ginger Jacobs and former U.S. Attorney Peter Nunez. A new nationwide survey shows recipients … Continue reading

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Local Congressman Wants to Punish ‘Sanctuary Cities’

By Jean Guerrero San Diego County Rep. Duncan Hunter said he plans to introduce a bill to restrict funding to “sanctuary” cities that do not always cooperate with immigration authorities. The effort by Hunter, R-Alpine, follows the fatal shooting last … Continue reading

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“We Were Strangers Once, Too”: The Current State of Immigration Reform for Youth in San Diego

By Kiran Mehta, Beto Soto, Famo Musa, Binti Musa and Karla Flores The YAC Youth Media Team has worked to understand and share the voices and stories of undocumented and unaccompanied minors in the region, as well as to identify … Continue reading

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Report: Immigrants Contribute $650 Billion to California Economy

By Jill Replogle Immigrants contribute about 31 percent to California’s gross domestic product, and 26 percent to the gross domestic product of San Diego and Imperial counties, according to a new report from the University of Southern California and advocacy … Continue reading

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Inside the Asylum Process That Could Bring More Iraqis to San Diego County

Marchers hold up crosses and signs calling for asylum for Iraqi Christians, on the corner of Magnolia Avenue and Main Street in El Cajon, Aug. 19, 2014. | Photo Credit: Susan Murphy, KPBS By Megan Burks San Diego County is … Continue reading

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Half of Eligible California Immigrants Apply for ‘Dreamers’ Program

Two years ago, federal authorities started accepting applications for deportation relief for immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children. KPBS reporter Jill Replogle looks at the results of that program for young San Diegans. | Video Credit: KPBS … Continue reading

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