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Late last week, the Department of Homeland Security announced that nearly 2,000 children had been separated from adults in a six-week period as part of its "zero tolerance" policy. Why is this happening? In short: The Trump administration is cracking down on adult immigrants who cross the border illegally, criminally prosecuting them. Children can't be held in criminal detention, hence the separations.
The news has since come to a boiling point, with the policy drawing more scrutiny, especially with lawmakers showing up at detention centers near the border. Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen defended the policy on Monday.
"We have to do our job. We will not apologize for doing our job," she said. "This administration has a simple message - If you cross the border illegally, we will prosecute you."
President Donald Trump pressed Democrats to support Republican efforts to "fix the world's worst immigration rules." He blasted German and European border security, but the problem with that? He was wrong.
The Supreme Court sidestepped a potentially historic ruling Monday that would have blocked states from drawing election maps intended to help one political party dominate the other, aka "gerrymandering."
The justices unanimously found procedural faults with challenges brought by Democratic voters in Wisconsin and Republicans in Maryland.
"This court is not responsible for vindicating generalized partisan preferences," Chief Justice John Roberts said. "The court's constitutionally prescribed role is to vindicate the individual rights of the people appearing before it."
But the issue could come back as soon as the court's next term, if justices decide to consider a challenge to North Carolina's congressional map.
The Trump administration said Thursday that it has reunified 364 children ages 5 and older with their families after they were separated at the border, still leaving hundreds to go before a court-imposed deadline a week away.
Major road repairs are underway on South Twin Oaks Valley Road between Craven road and Barham in San Marcos after a sinkhole formed in the middle of the road.
A 31-year-old woman died when she was struck by a car and killed while walking on a Vista street, authorities said Friday.
Monsoonal moisture will decrease through early next week. Strengthening high pressure will increase temperatures through the next week.
After a heated debate, the Encinitas Planning Commission on Thursday voted against a Beacon's Beach access staircase design.
Axe throwing may appear to be an activity best suited for the rugged outdoors, but it’s becoming a booming entertainment option in urban area like Pacific Beach.
It’s a steep price to get a San Diego Comic-Con badge, but it you don’t have one - don’t sweat - there’s much to see and do even outside the convention.
News 8 Sports Director, Kyle Kraska, spent a few hours with Padres all-time great Trevor Hoffman who is headed to Cooperstown to be inducted into Major League Baseball's Hall of Fame.