KQED's John Sepulvado traveled from California to the Texas/Mexico border this past weekend, to get an eyewitness look at how the U.S. Goverment is dealing with thousands children who separated from their parents after entering the U.S. illegally.
NPR's Steve Inskeep introduces report from KQED's John Sepulvado
Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun sending up to 1,000 immigrant detainees to be housed in a federal prison facility in Victorville. The head of the local correctional officers' union says this sudden influx of people into an already understaffed facility could create huge problems. KVCR's Benjamin Purper reports.
U.S, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced last week that it would start using more than 1,600 federal prison beds to detain immigrants. The plan is to sen most of the immigrant detainees to Victorville, in San Bernardino County. KPCC reporter Libby Denkmann was outside the prison where the first wave of detainees arrived on Friday.
At the White House yesterday, President Trump met with mayors, lawmakers, and law enforcement officials from more than a dozen California jurisdictions - inlcuding from the Inland Empire - who oppose the state's sanctuary policies. More from KVCR's Ken Vincent.
Now more on yesterday's (Wednesday) White House meeting between President Trump and a number of California local officials - including from the Inland Empire - opposed to the state's sanctuary policies. It became national news after it was reported that in the meeting, Trump called some people who cross the border illegally, "animals." The President also encouraged U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions to pursue obstruction of justice charges against the mayor of Oakland. More from KQED's Alex Hall, in a story that aired in The California Report this morning.