California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is calling on the Trump administration to end what Becerra says is an illegal practice of separating children from their parents at the border.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos
'Tender Age' Immigration Facilities
The Associated Press is reporting that the Trump administration is sending babies and young children, separated from their parents at the border, to “tender age facilities” in Texas. This morning, Customs and Border Protection gave KQED three reasons for separating children under the age of 5 from their parents. These include the safety of the child and insufficient detention space to accommodate a family unit.
Reporter: Polly Stryker
How Were Immigrant Families Treated Under the Obama Administration?
During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement detained families together. Then-Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told the L.A. times yesterday she opted not to separate families because it is "inconsistent with our values" and that criminally prosecuting every adult would be a misallocation of resources. We asked Muzaffar Chishti, director of the Migration Policy Institute's office at NYU Law School, to explain how it worked.
Guest: Muzaffar Chishti
Will California Stay a Sanctuary State?
The federal government will try to convince a U.S. district judge in Sacramento Wednesday to suspend some of the legal protections for immigrants that California recently enacted.
Reporter: Julie Small
U.S. Refugee Acceptance at Lowest Rate Since 1980
Today is World Refugee Day and, according to a new report, the U.S. is admitting fewer refugees this year than at any time since 1980.
Reporter: Farida Jhabvala Romero
In the race for governor, Democrats are taking steps to unify the party after the rough-and-tumble June primary. Lt. Gov Gavin Newsom and his former rival, Antonio Villaraigosa, campaigned together in Los Angeles Tuesday. The pair battled each other during the primary. Now they're urging Democrats to put that aside to defeat Republican candidate John Cox in November.
Reporter: Mary Plummer
Police Deadly Force Bill Advances in State Senate
A bill that would change California's legal standard for police use of deadly force passed a key state Senate committee Tuesday, despite unified opposition from law enforcement groups.
Reporter: Alex Emslie
Covered California After the Individual Mandate's End
Covered California is bracing for the impacts of the loss of the individual mandate. That's the Obamacare-era requirement to have health insurance, which will no longer be a requirement in 2019.
Reporter: Laura Klivans
Four New Mountain Lion Kittens Found in Santa Monica Mountains
Four new mountain lion kittens have been found by researchers studying the wild cats living in Southern California's Santa Monica Mountains. Wildlife officials from the National Park Service posted two videos Tuesday showing the blue-eyed babies meowing, and one feisty one hissing and even taking a swipe at the person filming her.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley