Schools, transportation and homelessness prevention programs will see big spending increases under the nearly $200 billion state budget passed by the California legislature yesterday. The state’s savings accounts will get a boost as well.
Reporter: Katie Orr
Central Valley Congressman: New Immigration Bill Offers Permanent Fix for Dreamers
The bill is a compromise between moderate and conservative House Republicans. It includes conditional visas for 1.8 million Dreamers, young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, who could then compete for a limited number of green cards. It also provides $25 billion for border security and new cuts to family-based immigration. Central Valley Republican Congressman Jeff Denham backs the new bill, which is due for a vote next week.
Guest: Jeff Denham
Migrant Children Heading to California End Up in Texas Desert Camp
The immigration debate continues to be played out daily on the Southern border where the federal government is separating kids from their parents. The Trump administration calls it a deterrent to other would be migrants or asylum seekers. It appears they are running out of places to house the separated children so now the Department of Homeland Security and Heath and Human Services have established a tent encampment for kids in the Texas desert.
Guest: John Sepulvado
Immigration Detention Center for Children in San Diego Set to Open Its Doors
Some of those separated children are in a permanent detention facility in Southern California. Under pressure, Southwest Key, the organization contracted by the federal government to run these facilities, is opening up some of its shelters for media tours. We visit one tucked into an El Cajon strip mall.
Guest: Jean Guerrero
As summer tourism heats up at Yosemite National Park, officials there are reopening one of the park’s most popular destinations.
Another Opium Poppy Field Found On The Central Coast
Another illegal opium poppy field has been discovered on the Central Coast. This ninth field was found in Santa Cruz County by a vacant house near Watsonville.
Reporter: Erika Mahoney
Traveling Wolf, Discovered in Nevada County, Excites Biologists
There has been a rare, grey wolf sighting in California. Rare, in part, because it's much farther south than normally expected.
Reporter: Lesley McClurg