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THIS WEEK IN IMMIGRATION UNDER TRUMP 2/10/2018

Capital & Main’s weekly rundown of the nation’s top immigration news.

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L.A. COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPUTIES SHOOT BOY

L.A. County deputies shot and killed Anthony Weber during a foot chase on Feb 4, 2018. They said they spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, but investigators never recovered a weapon.

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L.A. County deputies shot and killed Anthony Weber during a foot chase on Feb 4, 2018. They said they spotted a handgun tucked into his pants, but investigators never recovered a weapon.

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This Week in Immigration Under Trump

Here are the immigration stories you might have missed this week.

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Capital & Main looks at all the top immigration stories in our new weekly rundown called “This Week in Immigration Under Trump”.

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Ten to Remember: How We Covered 2017

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Perhaps no year in living memory presented greater challenges and opportunities to the press than 2017, and Capital & Main was no exception. In response to the Trump presidency, we expanded our coverage well beyond California, while continuing to investigate the fault lines that undergird the nation’s most populous state. We also deepened our reporting on immigration, hate and white nationalism and climate change – issues that will define the Trump era. And we began a long-term commitment to examining business and social responsibility.

Here are 10 series and stories from 2017 that offer a window into how Capital & Main made sense of an extraordinary year in the history of our nation and state.

  1. Investigating Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Fast Food Empire
  2. The Golden State of Hate: California and White Nationalism in the Age of Trump
  3. Charge Time: Electric Car Workers Accuse Tesla of Low Pay and Intimidation
  4. Fire and ICE: Inside California’s Fight Against the Trump Immigration Crackdown
  5. The Bottom Line, a podcast on business and society.
  6. Promise Breakers: How Regulators Failed to Stop a Sacramento Lead Hazard
  7. Can Unions — and the American Middle Class — Survive the Supreme Court’s Janus Decision?
  8. Can California Ban Fracking?
  9. Trouble in Eden: A Divided Marin County Community Gets a New Charter School
  10. Deadly Detention: Why Are Immigrants Dying in ICE Custody?

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Promise Breakers

Promise Breakers: Scenes From a Regulatory Failure (Video)

Today Capital & Main publishes an investigative series on the failure of Sacramento and two state agencies to safeguard the public from the hazards of lead.

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Video Credits: Reported by Joe Rubin. Camera and editor Matthew Maxwell. Aerial photography Devon McMindes. Additional camera Jessica Obert


Today Capital & Main publishes an investigative series by reporter Joe Rubin on the failure of the city of Sacramento and two state agencies responsible for safeguarding the public from the hazards of lead. Read Rubin’s Promise Breakers stories and watch this video created by Rubin and his multimedia team.

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Jaime’s Story: Left Behind by the American Health Care Act

A severely disabled boy and his caregiver face an uncertain future with the passage of the American Health Care Act.

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A severely disabled boy and his caregiver face an uncertain future with the passage of the American Health Care Act.

(Also see AHCA stories by Paul Tullis and Rex Weiner.)

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Fire and ICE

Fire and ICE Video: Whitehouse Supremacy

For decades white nationalists were a fringe element in American politics. But now anti-immigrant extremists with ties to white supremacists hold key positions at the highest level of government.

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For decades white nationalists were a fringe element in American politics. But now anti-immigrant extremists with ties to white supremacists hold key positions at the highest level of government.

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Fire and ICE

Fire and ICE Video: Adelanto — Rendered Invisible

Co-published by Newsweek
The Adelanto Detention Facility, operated by a private, for-profit prison company for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is California’s largest immigrant detention center. Recently two detainees died within weeks of each other there.

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Co-published by Newsweek

The Adelanto Detention Facility, operated by a private, for-profit prison company for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), is California’s largest immigrant detention center. Recently two detainees died within weeks of each other there.

Also: Read Robin Urevich’s “Detention Deaths in the High Desert.”

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California Dreaming

Video: California Dreaming

A video by Marco Amador capturing the optimism of Californians in a time of uncertainty.

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The Golden State of Hate

The Golden State of Hate: Balmeet Singh Interview

A video account by a Bakersfield Sikh who was seemingly targeted for his skin color and turban.

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A video account by a Bakersfield Sikh who was seemingly targeted for his skin color and turban.

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The Golden State of Hate

Video: The Golden State of Hate

A continuing series on hate and extremism in California and the nation.

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