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|April 21, 2019|
Governor Newsom seeks to boost immigration relief
SAN SALVADOR – (INT) – Governor Newsom is promising action to bolster immigration relief. It came during his visit to El Salvador.
Newsom spoke with those impacted by gender violence, impunity and poverty – from women to children to youth seeking job skills as a way to bypass gang involvement.
The governor said his relief plan involves family reunification services and holistic legal representation for immigrants and asylum seekers in California. The Governor also announced his support for H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act.
Newsom met with President of El Salvador President Salvador Sánchez Cerén, President-elect Nayib Bukele and U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador Jean Manes.
“Reading about the humanitarian challenges in Central America is vastly different than seeing them first hand,” said Governor Newsom. “These past few days I heard horrific stories – from women being imprisoned for miscarriages to kids being killed for walking down the wrong street on their way to class. It’s this insecurity and lack of opportunity that is contributing to migration,” he said.
Story Date: April 10, 2019