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Hundreds of unaccompanied children arrive at the San Diego Convention Center Saturday night

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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services says 500 migrant girls, aged 13 to 17 years old, will be staying in downtown San Diego as their asylum cases are processed inside the convention center. Some of those unaccompanied children arrived Saturday night when a single bus pulled up just after 9:30 p.m. near the loading dock area at the convention center. The bus was escorted by Homeland Se...

Migrant girls seeking asylum arrive at San Diego's Convention Center for temporary shelter

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Mayor Todd Gloria said 500 migrant teen girls are arriving at the Convention Center in Downtown San Diego Saturday night. They arrived around 9:40 p.m. The girls are ages 13-17 and arrived by plane from Texas. "Even without the commitment of this facility plenty of folks were coming. There were parents making impossible decisions, ones you and I couldn't even imagine," Mayor Todd Gloria said in a ...

House Dems Call on Biden to Make COVID Vaccine Mandatory in Military as a Third of Troops Deny Shot

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House Democrats called on President Joe Biden to make COVID-19 vaccines mandatory for military service members after one-third of all soldiers had refused the shots. California Congressman Jimmy Panetta led a group of seven Democrats that requested a waiver of informed consent, meaning permission from soldiers to be vaccinated, be issued in a letter sent to Biden on Wednesday. The group cited Pent...

County shows solidarity with AAPI community with resolution denouncing hate

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Government leaders are taking a stand against violence and hatred of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders on both a county and congressional level. The County Board of Supervisors hopes to pass a resolution on April 6 to denounce racism. San Diego County Board of Supervisors Chair Nathan Fletcher, Vice Chair Nora Vargas and members of the San Diego Asian Pacific Islander Coalition held a media c...

Congressman asks Biden to make coronavirus vaccine mandatory for military troops

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President Joe Biden should make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for American troops, a House lawmaker wrote in a letter sent Wednesday to the White House. Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-Calif., urged Biden to issue a waiver to allow the Pentagon to make coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for troops, about one-third of whom are declining the inoculations, according to Pentagon estimates. The Defense Depa...

Lawmakers ask Biden to issue waiver to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory for members of military

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A group of Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to President Joe Biden requesting that he issue a "waiver of informed consent" to make getting vaccinated against Covid-19 mandatory for all US military service members. CNN obtained a copy of the letter, which was sent on Wednesday from a congressional aide. Currently the Department of Defense cannot make vaccinations mandatory because they have only...

Jewish community responds to Boulder, Atlanta shootings

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The Jewish Community Center in Boulder, Colorado, is actively participating in the healing of that city in the wake of a gunman opening fire on Monday, March 22, at the Table Mesa King Soopers supermarket and killing 10 people ranging in age from 20 to 65, including Police Officer Eric Talley, 51, who tried to quell the disturbance. The others slain were Denny Stong, 20; Neven Stanisic, 23; Rikki ...

House OKs Protections for ‘Dreamers’ and Farmworkers; Issa Is Sole San Diego Delegation ‘No’

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The House of Representatives on Thursday passed bills providing a pathway to citizenship for the “Dreamers,” undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children, as well as for a large number of immigrant farmworkers. Nearly 200,000 people covered by the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program live in California. Many speak only English, have no connection to the count...

House OKs Dems’ immigration bills for Dreamers, farm workers

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The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers, migrant farm workers and immigrants who’ve fled war or natural disasters, giving Democrats wins in the year’s first votes on an issue that once again faces an uphill climb to make progress in the Senate. On a near party-line 228-197 vote, lawmakers approved one bill offering legal status to around 2 million Dreamers, ...

Congresswoman Sara Jacobs explains how COVID-19 relief bill will impact San Diegans

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President Joe Biden signed into law the $1.9 trillion relief package Thursday he says will help the U.S. defeat the coronavirus and nurse the economy back to health. Congresswoman Sara Jacobs applauded the passage of American Rescue Plan and released the following statement: “The American Rescue Plan will save lives, jobs, and businesses, and I was proud to vote for it. I am particularly excited t...