Top Stories: Jan. 4-11

A group of migrants gathers near a section of border construction, after U.S. border agents deployed tear gas. / Photo by Vito Di Stefano

These were the most popular Voice of San Diego stories for the week.

1. Border Report: The Problem With Blaming Tijuana’s Violence Solely on the Drug Trade

After Tijuana experienced its most violent year on record, one border expert explains why writing off all the city’s crimes as related to the illegal drug trade could actually be making things worse. (Maya Srikrishnan)

2. City, County Officials Are Making Moves to Shelter Asylum-Seekers

City officials plan to explore housing migrants seeking asylum at a shuttered juvenile facility in Alpine, and county officials will explore options next week. An especially chaotic holiday season highlighted the need for more resources, shelter space and coordination to serve the thousands of asylum-seeking families federal officials are releasing…

Original published: 2019-01-12 13:00:44 Read the full San Diego News here


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