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DOWNEY – Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia was in Central America on a “fact-finding mission” this week to explore the state’s options in response to the thousands of unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border.
Garcia was traveling to El Salvador and Guatemala with a delegation of lawmakers comprised of the California Legislative Latino Caucus and members of state senate.
“This is a crisis we can’t ignore,” Garcia said in a statement. “In order to address it, we need to know what is causing this large exodus of children.”
Garcia was scheduled to meet with Salvadoran President Salvador Sanchez Ceren. She is scheduled to return Saturday, while other members of the delegation will continue on to Panama.
Published: July 17, 2014 – Volume 13 – Issue 14