Many San Franciscans have the impression that homelessness has been growing in recent years. In 2016, residents called 311 to complain about encampments five times more than in the previous year. What’s confusing is — the population of homeless people in San Francisco has actually stayed relatively flat.
On the next media roundtable, we ’ll discuss two separate investigations on the US/Mexico by USA TODAY and Propublica. Last summer, journalists from USA TODAY flew, drove and explored every foot of the nearly 2,000-mile border to document what exists now and how that would be impacted by a wall. The Propublica series exposes the federal government's use of eminent domain to seize land for a fence along the U.S.-Mexico border.