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Recent articles by Elliot:

Author of simulated video of mass shooting pleads not guilty

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 30-year old California man pleaded not guilty Monday to weapons and child abuse charges after online videos appeared to show him pointing an assault rifle and rehearsing a mass shooting from a downtown San Diego hotel room. → Read More

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the Trump administration's immigration enforcement policies and practices. → Read More

Lawsuit challenges speedy reviews of asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A new effort to speed up initial reviews of asylum claims to within three days denies asylum-seekers rights to consult attorneys, according to the latest legal challenge to the... → Read More

Wall builder who pitched to Trump on Fox wins $400M contract

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Tommy Fisher's ambitious plan to win a border wall contract included what could be the next best thing to making a pitch directly to President Donald Trump himself - talking to him through his favorite cable TV channel, Fox News. → Read More

New terrorism indictment for US man linked to Somali group

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A U.S. citizen on the FBI's Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia's al-Shabaab rebel group, according to a federal indictment unsealed Monday. → Read More

US citizen raised in San Diego faces new terrorism charges

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. citizen on the FBI’s Most Wanted Terrorist List has been charged with additional crimes involving ties to Somalia’s al-Shabaab rebel group, according to a federal... → Read More

Tougher US asylum policy follows in Europe's footsteps

As claims soar, US joins wealthy countries in Europe and elsewhere to make asylum harder to obtain → Read More

US joins in global movement to make asylum harder to obtain

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) - Nkeze wasn't home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. → Read More

Tougher US asylum policy follows in Europe's footsteps

Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut off. The 24-year-old economics student escaped to Douala, the country’s largest city, only to learn that the government wanted to arrest → Read More

Tougher US asylum policy follows in Europe's footsteps

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — Nkeze wasn’t home when Cameroonian militants came knocking, probably to deliver their signature ultimatum to join their separatist movement or have his writing arm cut... → Read More

Lawsuit: US border officers questioned journalists at length

SAN DIEGO (AP) - Five American journalists sued the U.S. government Wednesday, alleging border authorities violated their First Amendment rights by inspecting their cameras and notebooks and questioning them extensively about their coverage of last year's migrant caravan. → Read More

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. → Read More

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. → Read More

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a decision that may affect thousands of people. → Read More

Ruling backs asylum seekers at border prior to policy shift

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge ruled Tuesday that a partial ban on asylum does not apply to anyone who appeared at an official U.S. border crossing before the policy was announced in July, a... → Read More

Asylum-seekers get attorney access before return to Mexico

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge has ruled that a Guatemalan family seeking asylum in the United States must be granted attorney access before being forced to wait in Mexico as their case winds through U.S. immigration court. → Read More

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall as the pace of construction raises... → Read More

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall with Mexico as the pace of construction increasingly raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. → Read More

Border wall opponents in court trying to stop construction

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal appeals court heard arguments Tuesday on a bid to halt military funding for construction of President Donald Trump's border wall as the pace of construction raises questions about whether time is running out for the administration's critics. FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2019, file photo the first panels of levee border wall are seen at a construction site along the U. S.… → Read More

Migrants live in fear at Mexico-US border as violence flares

SAN DIEGO (AP) - A Salvadoran woman seeking asylum in the United States spends her days holed up in her cousin's cramped slum house just across the border in Mexico - too scared to leave after receiving a savage beating from two men three weeks ago while she was strolling home from a convenience store. → Read More