(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.
The Surfrider Foundation announced that it is filing a lawsuit against the federal agency in charge of water and sanitation issues at the U.S.-Mexico border for its inability to stop Tijuana River sewage flows from polluting local beaches.
San Diego Fire-Rescue later this year will add to its fleet a new helicopter designed to help find and extinguish wildfires quicker, perform rescue missions and deliver initial medical care.
One person was killed Tuesday in a single-car rollover crash on Interstate 8 near El Cajon, authorities said.
Only two days before preview night at Comic-Con kicks off and the streets of downtown San Diego on Monday night were being transformed in Comic-Con fever.
After last week's Build-A-Bear "Pay Your Age" sale fail, the company has announced you can still get the age deal (sort of) with its birthday-month "Count Your Candles" program.
IHOP has gotten over its identity crisis and is going right to a promotion that puts the spotlight on the flapjacks that made it famous.
Moisture levels will increase through Wednesday. Thunderstorms chances are elevated throughout San Diego County Wednesday and Thursday.