(CBS 8) - The ACLU has filed a lawsuit against the government, accusing border officers of pressuring illegal immigrants to sign deportation papers.
At issue is the process of "voluntary departure," which allows illegal immigrants to return to their country without formal proceedings.
The ACLU claims detainees are often coerced to sign the papers.
Aide Vazquez's husband signed the papers last year, when he was pulled over for talking on a cell phone. She said he signed without knowing he couldn't return to the United States for 10 years.
"They told him that, if he didn't sign, he was gonna go to jail for who know show long and that was one of the things he didn't want. He wanted to be home with his children," explained Aide.
The ACLU also claims illegal immigrants are often deported quickly and don't have time to get their affairs in order before leaving.
A 27-year-old man suffered fatal injuries as the result of a "punching game'' inside of a bar Saturday morning in the Gaslamp
neighborhood of San Diego.
SANDAG began removing call boxes along urban highways throughout the San Diego region this month and will continue to do so through June, reflecting a decrease in call volume due to the increase in cell phone ownership.
Authorities today announced that police have arrested a suspect in connection with Friday's sexual assault on the campus of San Diego Mesa College. The name of the suspect was not immediately released.
Showers will be mostly light Saturday morning, decreasing into early Saturday afternoon. Another round of showers expected to push through late afternoon ending late Saturday night.
Police Chief David Nisleit Friday strongly disavowed what he described as an unofficial, "never authorized" departmental program that rewarded officers for making narcotics arrests.
On Friday, San Diego Police announced their search for a suspect involved in a robbery off the San Diego State University campus.
A court-appointed receiver has taken control of a Pacific Beach "hoarder house" that has accumulated trash, created unsafe conditions for children and harbored vermin in recent years, the San Diego City Attorney's Office announced Friday.
The owners of Hauser's Patio reached out to News 8 Friday morning asking to be put in contact with the couple who had their furniture stolen from their patio in Pacific Beach this week.