Trump Announces Immigration Plan, Without Mentioning Dreamers – President Trump has presented an outline of a new immigration plan that requests more funds for border security while restricting family migration and favoring a visa system for skilled workers.
Public Defenders Seek to Prevent Immigrants from Pleading Guilty – Two immigration offenses, illegal entry and illegal re-entry, are causing a stratospheric rise in the number of cases of people who plead guilty in summary trials in Texas immigration courts and other points along the border with Mexico. Public Defenders in San Diego are looking for creative ways to help migrants not end up in jail or become saddled with a criminal record. Ruben Tapia has this report on their dedicated work.
San Francisco Construction Project Seeks to Respond to Housing Crisis – In San Francisco, five housing projects are underway that will build more than 600 apartments for low-income families in the Mission District, the city’s oldest neighborhood. This was made possible by collaboration among housing activists, the mayor’s office and entrepreneurs, who joined resources in an extraordinary effort to confront the shortage of affordable housing in one of the most expensive cities in the country. Fernando Andrés Torres reports from a ceremony to break ground for the most recent project.