The Department of Homeland Security has begun separating asylum-seeking parents from their children, including several families who crossed through the San Diego ports of entry in recent months. Human rights groups filed a complaint with the department recently.
Reporter: Jean Guerrero
The Trump administration will tell 200,000 Salvadorans to return home to their country, a country that experts say will not be safe for them. Most of these immigrants came illegally to flee a civil war during the 1990s. They were allowed to stay after a series of earthquakes devastated El Salvador at the turn of the century. Some 50,000 of these Salvadorans now live in California.
Guest: Tyche Hendricks
Federal Education Department Calls California's Every Student Succeeds Act Plan Flawed
As President Trump’s new Department of Education makes its mark, an Obama-era reform is unfolding. The Every Student Succeeds Act got bipartisan approval in 2015 and states are supposed to roll it out this school year. But California’s plan to implement it just hit a snag.
Reporter: Vanessa Rancano
When voters in some California precincts head to the polls this November they’ll find laminated versions of the ballot in six new languages. These are guides to help minority language speakers fill out their ballots. This is a big win for two communities in the Central Valley.
Reporter: Katrina Schwartz
Northern California Has a New Federal Top Prosecutor
Attorney Alex Tse stepped into the role of Acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of California. Tse is filling the shoes of former U.S. Attorney Brian Stretch, who abruptly resigned from the post last week.
Guest: David Levine
Measure Z is the ballot measure the people of Monterey County passed in November 2016 that banned fracking. It also banned the drilling of new wells and phased out injecting oil production wastewater into the ground. Oil companies and royalty owners challenged the ban in court, and Superior Court Judge Thomas Wills issued a decision late last month.
Reporter: Krista Almanzan
Los Angeles County Focuses on Housing Homeless in Winter Shelters
The unusual winter heat wave that fed a series of destructive Southern California wildfires is over. The fires brought fresh attention to homeless people living in hidden encampments deep in the foothills. Now homeless advocates are focused on getting them and others sheltered as the winter chill descends.
Reporter: Steven Cuevas
Bill Looks to Honor Lao and Hmong Veterans
Lao and Hmong veterans who fought alongside U.S. troops in the Vietnam War could soon receive the same burial benefits as American troops if proposed legislation becomes law. Hmong veterans in the Central Valley have been fighting for this a long time.
Reporter: Katrina Schwartz