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Delano Declares Itself a Sanctuary City From ICE

A Valley city known as a birthplace of the farmworker rights movement has declared itself a sanctuary city, even as Delano's leaders conceded the stance against immigration enforcement is largely symbolic. The Delano City Council voted Monday night to appro...
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Debate Takeaways: Democratic Divisions Intensify

DETROIT — From the beginning, Joe Biden knew he would take heat at Wednesday's presidential debate. He was right — but he was not alone. The evening marked some of the toughest attacks California Sen. Ka...
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Lessons Learned by Picking Cantaloupes in San Joaquin Valley

It’s cantaloupe season in the San Joaquin Valley, a time that takes me back to a summer during high school when I picked melons in Huron for farming pioneer Russell Giffen. I didn’t know Giffen. I was merely one of thousands of high school and college students...
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Making an Immigration Arrest Requires Hours of Surveillance

ESCONDIDO — Two immigration officers had been parked outside a home well before dawn when their target — a Mexican man convicted of driving under the influence in 2015 — appeared to emerge as the sun illuminated a gray sky. The arrest last week near San Die...