Asylum Seekers Forced to Wait at Mexican Border
The Department of Homeland security announced Thursday that “effective immediately” the United States will require asylum seekers who enter the U.S. from Mexico to return there while their claims for asylum are decided.
Reporter: Polly Stryker
Kaiser Settles Patient-Dumping Class Action Lawsuit
Kaiser Permanente has settled a class action lawsuit in which it was accused of “dumping” mental health patients off coverage.
Reporter: April Dembosky
Pollution Concern in Mexicali and Calexico
Palm Spring's Desert Sun is running an investigative series called Poisoned Cities: Deadly Border focused on pollution and other struggles along the border towns of Mexicali and Calexico.
Guest: Ian James
Tobacco Giant Bids for Stake in SF-Based Juul
Tobacco giant Altria is spending $13 billion to buy a significant stake in San Francisco-based vaping company, Juul. Both companies pitched the deal as a way to move adult smokers to safer products. But an official with the American Heart Association says it’s a troubling development.
Reporter: Penny Nelson
Mexican Residents Divided Over Central American Migrants
Tijuana residents remain divided about a migrant exodus. Many --not all -- of them must now stay in Mexico during asylum proceedings.
Reporter: Jean Guerrero
California Congressional Representatives To Recommend Improvements for Border Patrol
Los Angeles Representatives Nanette Diaz Barragan and Jimmy Gomez spent time at the Otay Mesa Port of Entry this week monitoring how border patrol officers were treating people seeking asylum. They witnessed migrant families with young children being left out in the cold for hours.
Reporter: Michelle Wiley
Tahoe Officials Hold Off Implementing Vacation Rental Restrictions
Officials in South Lake Tahoe have decided to hold off on enforcing new restrictions on vacation home rentals over the holidays. Voters narrowly passed a measure that ban most short-term rentals in residential areas by 2021. Another part of the measure was set to kick in yesterday, capping how many people could stay in a rental unit.
Reporter: Lily Jamali
Church Affected By Camp Fire Finds Safe Haven in Chico
For Camp Fire victims, cities such as Chico have become a safe haven -- not just for people burned out of their homes -- but for religious congregations.
Reporter: Rachael Myrow