Immigration Activists Oppose Trump Administration's Proposed Changes to Family Separation Policy
We reported yesterday morning that the Trump administration appeared to want to change a court agreement setting rules for detaining families. In a court filing, the Trump administration laid out its case to make significant changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement, the rules governing how the federal government can detain undocumented children. But Virginia Corrigan from the Youth Law Center explains why the organization is opposing the government's request.
Reporter: John Sepulvado
Even if undocumented children are no longer detained, they can still easily end up in foster care until their case is concluded. And that, in some cases, can be just as traumatic. Specifically, some children in custody were sedated to the point that they couldn't function. That's according to reporting by Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Host John Sepulvado spoke with Reveal's Ziva Branstetter.
Reporter: John Sepulvado
Legal Team Prepares To Fight Administration's Motion to Change Flores Agreement
The Trump Administration has filed a motion to make changes to the Flores Settlement Agreement, which sets the rules for detaining children -- imposing safety requirements and limiting their detention to twenty days. The federal government wants to do away with that. Those fighting to keep the agreement include Holly Cooper, Director of the Immigration Law Clinic at UC Davis School of Law. Cooper's legal team will file a response before the administration's changes can be approved.
Reporter: Peter Arcuni
Uptick in Prosecutions of Illegal Immigrants Pressures San Diego Courts to Fast-Track Hearings
President Trump's executive order to end family separation did not end the zero tolerance policy that forced those families apart. Parents who cross into the U.S. illegally will still be prosecuted -- only now they’ll get to keep their children with them. In San Diego, this jump in criminal cases is putting pressure on the federal courts to adopt fast-track hearings known as Operation Streamline.
Reporter: Julie Small
Reducing Charges for Drug Possession Impacts Racial Disparities in Criminal Justice
A new study from the University of California, San Francisco examines a 2014 California ballot measure that reduced drug possession crimes from felonies to misdemeanors. The study finds the new law had significant impacts on racial disparities in the criminal justice system.
Reporter: Marisa Lagos