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San Diego doctor says height of the border wall is leading to more injuries from falls


​​​​​​​Dr. Alexander Tenorio is part of a network of doctors in the San Diego area who are on call to receive individuals who attempt to climb over the 18-foot border wall, then fall on the US side where they have to be treated in local hospitals. It’s an urgent issue as the border wall is now being raised in many parts from 18 feet to 30 feet.


Crossing borders: Living in one country, going to school in another

Vira Ustyanska, a 34-year-old artist, fled her home in Zaporizhia, Ukraine, soon after the war started. She now lives in San Diego, California, with a host family waiting for the war to end.

Finding home in California after fleeing war in Ukraine

Jacqueline Flores, left, holds hands with her daughter Nicky at their home in Virginia, July 14, 2021.

Pressure mounts for Biden to end Trump-era Title 42 that shuts out migrants seeking asylum 

Three men in green suits stand on a small boat that says "Border Patrol" with an American flag in the middle

US Border Patrol launches new marine unit amid rise in maritime smuggling

Waves are shown crashing into San Diego's coastline with a rescue helicopter flying above.

At least 3 killed, dozens hospitalized after boat capsizes off San Diego

At least three people were killed and more than two dozen others were hospitalized Sunday after a boat capsized and broke apart in rough water just off the San Diego coast during a suspected human smuggling operation, authorities said.

Nora Vargas is the newly elected vice chair of the powerful San Diego Board of Supervisors.

This Latina landed a seat on the powerful San Diego County Board of Supervisors — a first for her community

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Latinos haven’t historically had representation on the board.

Three women related to each other stand together outside for a portrait wearing casual clothes and makeup.

Two sides of a Mexican American family show how identity and politics diverge

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Marlene Herrera’s parents split up when she was young, and she divides her time between their households. While her father’s side supported Trump, her mother’s side mostly rooted for Biden.

Eight square-size pictures of young men and women appear over a white background.

2020 Election: The voting power of Latino youth

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VIDEO: Eight Latino first-time voters tell The World about their politics, priorities and concerns leading up to the November presidential election.

Signs advertising the 2020 US Census cover a closed and boarded up business amid the coronavirus outbreak in Seattle, Washington, March 23, 2020.

For Latinos ineligible to vote, US census offers a path to political power

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The instability wrought by the pandemic could lead to census counts of historically undercounted Latino communities. Organizers are racing to get people to fill it out before the Sept. 30 deadline.