Law enforcement officials from across the country are in New Orleans for the National Sheriff's Association conference.
Members of President Trump's administration are kicking off the event, speaking about illegal immigration and strategies to fight it.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen, and House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise will all speak. USA TODAY will provide live coverage in the player above.
On Sunday, facing increasingly intense scrutiny for treatment of families trying to cross the border, Nielson took to Twitter to vehemently deny claims that her department's border policy dictates separation of children from their parents.
"We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period," Nielsen tweeted late Sunday. "For those seeking asylum at ports of entry, we have continued the policy from previous administrations and will only separate if the child is in danger, there is no custodial relationship between 'family' members, or if the adult has broken a law."
A new policy, unveiled by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in April, calls for "zero-tolerance" for immigrants who illegally enter the U.S. along the Mexican border. Sessions warned that violators would be met with "the full prosecutorial powers of the Department of Justice."
The search for remains of victims of the devastating Northern California wildfire has taken on new urgency as rain in the forecast could complicate those efforts while also bringing relief to firefighters on the front lines.
U.S. border officials reopen the northbound lanes at the San Ysidro Port of Entry Monday after a temporary shutdown as crews secure the border in response to thousand of Central American migrants who have arrived via caravan.
Chance of light rain for Thanksgiving Thursday. Temperatures cool and onshore wind flow strengthens throughout the week.
San Diego Police on Sunday were investigating an attack that left a man with injuries he is not expected to survive.
A damaged fire hydrant caused a large geyser and street flooding in the Colina Del Sol neighborhood, just south of Talmadge on Sunday.
Nearly 3,000 migrants are currently living in the Tijuana, Mexico, and thousands more are expected to arrive in the coming days. On Sunday, Tijuana residents gathered around a monument to express their concerns, many calling it an "invasion."
Walkers participating in The Susan G. Komen 3-Day San Diego - including News 8’s own Barbara-Lee Edwards - finished their 60-mile journey on Sunday. The annual walk, which supports breast cancer research and programs, raised $6.3 million this according to Komen officials.
Residents of Malibu forced to evacuate because of the Woolsey Fire continued returning to their homes Sunday while others received notice they could return by Monday, as the estimated date for full containment of the fire was moved back to Thursday, and a rain forecast for Wednesday was creating new fears of possible mudslides.
One California family is still managing to look on the bright side, after enduring 48 hours of horror.