Elliot Spagat, The Associated Press

Elliot Spagat

The Associated Press

San Diego, CA, United States

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Recent articles by Elliot:

Campus outbreak brings uncertainty to San Diego's reopening

Less than a month ago, San Diego was the only county in Southern California to advance to a second tier in the state’s four-tiered reopening template → Read More

Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia

Leading congressional Democrats are reacting furiously to lightly-substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing questionable hysterectomies → Read More

Democrats to investigate forced surgery claims in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Leading congressional Democrats reacted furiously Tuesday to lightly substantiated claims that immigrants held at a detention center in Georgia are undergoing questionable hysterectomies. In a complaint filed Monday, a nurse alleges that the Irwin County Detention Center performed questionable hysterectomies, refused to test detainees for COVID-19 and shredded medical records. A… → Read More

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

A divided U.S. appeals court has ruled that the Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States → Read More

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. While an appeal is imminent and orders to leave wouldn't take effect for months, the decision moved many people closer to losing legal status, including… → Read More

Court: Trump can end temporary legal status for 4 countries

The Trump administration can end humanitarian protections that have allowed hundreds of thousands of people from El Salvador, Nicaragua, Haiti and Sudan to remain in the United States, a divided appeals court ruled Monday. → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

Authorities haven't made any arrests and haven't released a motive for a shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation that left seven people dead → Read More

7 killed at large-scale California marijuana operation

Authorities haven't made any arrests and haven't released a motive for a shooting at an illegal marijuana growing operation that left seven people dead → Read More

7 killings investigated at illegal pot grow in California

Detectives are investigating what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a rural Southern California community known for horse ranches and plant nurseries along dirt roads → Read More

7 killings investigated at illegal pot grow in California

Detectives on Tuesday investigated what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a small, rural Southern California community known for its horse → Read More

Killing of 7 investigated at California marijuana grow site

Detectives are investigating what prompted the Labor Day killings of seven people at an illegal marijuana growing operation in a rural Southern California community known for horse ranches and plant nurseries along dirt roads → Read More

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

A federal judge has blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum → Read More

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U.S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one → Read More

Judge blocks asylum screening by border protection agents

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Monday blocked U. S. Customs and Border Protection employees from conducting the initial screening for people seeking asylum, dealing a setback to one of the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in asylum. The nationwide injunction will likely have little, if any, immediate impact because the government has effectively suspended asylum during the coronavirus… → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border, with drivers reporting waits of → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border → Read More

US crackdown on nonessential border travel causes long waits

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Trump administration crackdown on nonessential travel coming from Mexico amid the coronavirus pandemic has created massive bottlenecks at the border, with drivers reporting waits of up to 10 hours to get into the U. S. An employee at a company that provides support for businesses with Mexican operations saw the huge lines Sunday night from his home in Tijuana, Mexico. A U. S.… → Read More