SAN DIEGO (NEWS 8) - Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen met with DHS employees in Imperial County and took a tour of the Calexico border wall construction Wednesday.
Nielsen traveled to Calexico to see what’s new with the building of the border wall system there and she also wanted to personally thank the Department of Homeland Security workers for their commitment to securing our borders.
Nielsen listened to challenges that DHS workers face on the frontline.
Governor Jerry Brown says California's National Guard troops are ready to help combat drug and gun smuggling and human trafficking from Mexico.
The governor says he is close to an agreement with the Trump administration to send National Guard troops to the border.
His comments come a day after federal officials said California rejected some proposed duties for the guard.
Governor Brown pledged 400 troops last week, on the condition that they have nothing to do with immigration enforcement.
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"There are enough problems at the border and the interface between our countries that California will have plenty to do." Gov. Jerry Brown said.
President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that Gov. Brown is "trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!"
There is a Revolution going on in California. Soooo many Sanctuary areas want OUT of this ridiculous, crime infested & breeding concept. Jerry Brown is trying to back out of the National Guard at the Border, but the people of the State are not happy. Want Security & Safety NOW!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 18, 2018
The County Board of Supervisors Tuesday voted to file a court brief siding with the federal government against the sanctuary state law.
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.
The San Diego City Council on Monday rejected Mayor Kevin Faulconer's plan regarding short term vacation rentals, but in a 6 to 3 vote approved City Councilwoman Barbara Bry's regulations plan.