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February 7, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Maria Elena Felipe sat in the viewing area of a San Diego immigration courtroom growing frustrated as she watched her son struggle to answer questions. She couldn't help him. Ever Martinez Rivas, 32, was 29 miles away, in a detention center, his image appearing on a large video screen in the front of the room. At each question from a judge, Martinez stared blankly and stayed silent for long periods, she recalled. At one point, the judge asked Martinez if he understood what she was saying.
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February 7, 2012 | By Paloma Esquivel, Los Angeles Times
Maria Elena Felipe sat in the viewing area of a San Diego immigration courtroom growing frustrated as she watched her son struggle to answer questions. She couldn't help him. Ever Martinez Rivas, 32, was 29 miles away, in a detention center, his image appearing on a large video screen in the front of the room. At each question from a judge, Martinez stared blankly and stayed silent for long periods, she recalled. At one point, the judge asked Martinez if he understood what she was saying.
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March 11, 1998 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring the nation's busiest corridor for illegal entry virtually under control, Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner on Tuesday announced the deployment of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents--not one of them headed to San Diego.
NEWS
March 11, 1998 | JODI WILGOREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Declaring the nation's busiest corridor for illegal entry virtually under control, Immigration and Naturalization Service Commissioner Doris Meissner on Tuesday announced the deployment of 1,000 new Border Patrol agents--not one of them headed to San Diego.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992
A 23-year-old illegal immigrant was fatally shot Monday as he tried to scale a freeway wall onto Interstate 5 in San Ysidro, police said. The unidentified man, joined by three other illegal immigrants and their guide, was in the 1900 block of Valentino Street about 8 a.m. when he and the others tried to climb a wall onto southbound I-5 just north of Dairy Mart Road, Lt. John Welter said.
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January 5, 1995 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Mexico's economic crisis threatens to cause an increase in illegal immigration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno announced Wednesday that the federal government will intensify its crackdown at the border, adding 200 new Border Patrol agents in San Diego by year's end. The new agents will bring to nearly 60% the increase in border control forces on the line in San Diego since President Clinton took office two years ago, Reno said at a San Francisco news conference.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1990 | ANTHONY MILLICAN
Others may look at a map of Kearny Mesa and see nothing more than a grid work of streets, retail centers and industrial complexes. Grover Fang, however, sees a golden opportunity for a bank that caters to the needs of Asian-Americans, particularly recent immigrants from Southeast Asia who are frustrated by U.S. banking rules and customs that they have difficulty comprehending.
NEWS
December 14, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Border Patrol on Tuesday named Johnny Williams, a 24-year veteran who now heads the agency's El Centro sector, as the new chief of the San Diego sector, the busiest and most volatile jurisdiction on the Southwest border. Williams, 48, inherits the high-profile job at a critical moment in the history of the agency, which has the daunting mission of guarding the 2,000-mile international line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 5, 1987
A San Diego area immigration consultant, the first person in the nation to face fraud charges relating to the immigration amnesty program, pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of immigration fraud. William Givens, 41, was accused of providing phony documentation to aliens applying for amnesty through his consulting office in Chula Vista. The Tijuana resident faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each fraud count when he is sentenced Aug. 31.
NEWS
November 28, 1993
NAME: Alan Summers AGE: 34 WORK: Supervisory Border Patrol agent HOME: San Diego IMMIGRATION STATUS: U.S. citizen. The son of a Border Patrol agent, Summers is part Native American. His European ancestors came in the 17th Century. "It gets to you for awhile, then you crust up, then it gets you again. I don't know how many times I've given away my lunch to (illegal immigrants). There's not a Border Patrol agent out there who doesn't feel sympathy for these people.
NEWS
January 5, 1995 | DANIEL M. WEINTRAUB and SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
As Mexico's economic crisis threatens to cause an increase in illegal immigration, U.S. Atty. Gen. Janet Reno announced Wednesday that the federal government will intensify its crackdown at the border, adding 200 new Border Patrol agents in San Diego by year's end. The new agents will bring to nearly 60% the increase in border control forces on the line in San Diego since President Clinton took office two years ago, Reno said at a San Francisco news conference.
NEWS
December 14, 1994 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. Border Patrol on Tuesday named Johnny Williams, a 24-year veteran who now heads the agency's El Centro sector, as the new chief of the San Diego sector, the busiest and most volatile jurisdiction on the Southwest border. Williams, 48, inherits the high-profile job at a critical moment in the history of the agency, which has the daunting mission of guarding the 2,000-mile international line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1992
A 23-year-old illegal immigrant was fatally shot Monday as he tried to scale a freeway wall onto Interstate 5 in San Ysidro, police said. The unidentified man, joined by three other illegal immigrants and their guide, was in the 1900 block of Valentino Street about 8 a.m. when he and the others tried to climb a wall onto southbound I-5 just north of Dairy Mart Road, Lt. John Welter said.
BUSINESS
January 11, 1990 | ANTHONY MILLICAN
Others may look at a map of Kearny Mesa and see nothing more than a grid work of streets, retail centers and industrial complexes. Grover Fang, however, sees a golden opportunity for a bank that caters to the needs of Asian-Americans, particularly recent immigrants from Southeast Asia who are frustrated by U.S. banking rules and customs that they have difficulty comprehending.
NEWS
July 25, 2000 | KEN ELLINGWOOD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The international drama involving a daughter of Bahraini royalty who used phony documents to elope with a U.S. Marine took a twist Monday when the family said it would agree to let the young woman stay in the United States. A spokesman for the royal family in Bahrain said the family is even willing to help 19-year-old Meriam Al-Khalifa remain in this country. Al-Khalifa lives at Camp Pendleton with her husband, Marine Pfc. Jason Johnson, 25.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 6, 1987 | NANCY RAY, Times Staff Writer
Few illegal aliens have come out of hiding to apply for amnesty during the first month of the new federal immigration law, Mayor Maureen O'Connor said Friday, "because they fear that their families will be torn apart" by deportation of unqualified immigrants. O'Connor threw her support behind a coalition of local agencies that are offering low-cost counseling to illegal-alien families, promising confidentiality and protection against deportation.
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