Julie’s Recent Stories
World Oct 01Trump administration plans to slash refugee admissions to U.S. to record low
In a notice sent to Congress late Wednesday, the Trump administration said it intended to admit a maximum of 15,000 refugees in fiscal year 2021.
Politics Aug 24Wife of ex-California congressman sentenced for corruption
Margaret Hunter, wife of Duncan Hunter, pleaded guilty last year to a single corruption count involving the couple's misuse of more than $150,000 in campaign funds for trips, dinners, clothes and other personal expenses.
Nation Aug 12Tribe says new border wall harming burial sites; sues Trump
A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites.
Nation Apr 22U.S. adds cameras at Mexico border despite drop in crossings
The cameras and deployment of 540 more troops come despite a nine-month decline in apprehensions that indicate fewer people are crossing illegally.
Education Apr 17Online schooling fails to reach large number of students
Nearly a month after schools shut down to slow the spread of the coronavirus, many are struggling with distance learning.
Nation Apr 14Navy removes 126 personnel from hospital ship after virus infects 7
It’s unclear where or how the sailors became infected, said Lt. Rochelle Rieger of the 3rd Fleet.
Health Mar 26Judges, lawyers push to close immigration courts amid virus
The Trump administration is telling immigration judges, attorneys and migrants to keep preparing for hearings and coming to court. Lawyers and judges are calling for a total shutdown and say most hearings can be done by phone so immigrants aren't stuck…
Politics Mar 17Ex-California Rep. Duncan Hunter gets 11 months in prison
Former California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter has been sentenced to 11 months in prison after pleading guilty to misspending campaign funds.
Nation Jan 15Judge halts Trump’s order allowing states to block refugees
President Donald Trump’s administration announced in November that resettlement agencies must get written consent from state and local officials in any jurisdiction where they want to help resettle refugees beyond June 2020.
Politics Jan 07California Rep. Duncan Hunter announces resignation
Republican U.S. Rep. Duncan D. Hunter submitted his resignation Tuesday, leaving one of the GOP's few remaining House seats in heavily Democratic California.