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Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

Breaking down the border wall after John Kelly’s comments

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly presented a more moderate vision this week for a U.S.-Mexico border wall than the one President Donald Trump had pledged during his 2016 campaign. On Wednesday, Kelly told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus that some of Trump’s campaign immigration policies were “uninformed.” The country won’t build a wall along the entire southern ... Read More »

By the numbers: San Diego County’s most diverse neighborhoods

By the numbers: San Diego County’s most diverse neighborhoods

When two residents in the southeastern San Diego neighborhood of Encanto meet, there’s a 71 percent chance they’re of different racial and ethnic backgrounds. In the coastal community of Cardiff, there’s only a 25 percent chance of that happening. That makes Encanto one of the most diverse neighborhoods in San Diego County, and Cardiff one of the least diverse. Those ... Read More »

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

Most popular inewsource stories of 2017 — and the impact they made

There was a lot of talk this year about “fake news” and the role of the news media in keeping the public informed. At inewsource, our stories are built on a foundation of in-depth reporting, documents and data. Accountability journalism takes time, persistence, precision and patience to get it right. As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking back at ... Read More »

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Border apprehensions and detentions, explained

Immigration figures released this week show the lowest number of people trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally in decades. Meanwhile, deportations of people living illegally in the United States are up significantly. So are President Donald Trump’s immigration policies working or is there more behind the numbers? Ev Meade, director of the University of San Diego’s Trans-Border Institute, said ... Read More »

Decades-long struggle to secure U.S.-Mexico border

Decades-long struggle to secure U.S.-Mexico border

As it stands today, the wall is imperfect. It’s also new. Almost 90 percent of what is there today was built in the past 12 years under Republican President George W. Bush and Democratic President Barack Obama, based on an analysis by KPBS and inewsource using newly released data. Read More »