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.
A North County community leader who's known as a bicycle and pedestrian safety advocate was hit by a truck and seriously injured while riding her bicycle in Encinitas early Saturday.
The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday.
Cool and seasonal temperatures through Wednesday under low pressure. High pressure builds for a warmer and drier Thursday at the coast and inland.
SAN DIEGO (News 8) - The USO San Diego welcomed back the Navy Band Southwest to its holiday musical extravaganza. They band hasn’t performed for the USO San Diego holiday concert since 2013.
During a rain event the San Diego Department of Environment Health recommends beachgoers to not enter the ocean or bay for 72 hours.
There is a building next to the San Diego airport that for the past decades has created Olympic magic.
U.S. authorities arrested 32 people at a demonstration Monday that was organized by a Quaker group on the border with Mexico, authorities said.
When farmers in Australia claimed their steer "Knickers" was the biggest in the world, an East County rancher gave News 8 a call.
A hairless bear that's called the Fund for Animals Wildlife Center in Ramona home for nearly a year will soon be moved to a new facility.
The newly elected San Diego City Council members from districts 2, 4 and 8, as well as re-elected District 6 City Councilman Chris Cate, were sworn in Monday.