California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom visits Otay Mesa immigration facility
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LARKSPUR, CA - JUNE 05: Democratic California gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom (R) talks with reporters after voting at the Masonic Temple Fairfax on June 5, 2018 in Larkspur, California. California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newson cast his ballot as California voters are heading to the polls to vote in the primary election. Newsom is expected to claim the top spot in the California gubernatorial primary election ahead of republican candidate John Cox and former Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a democrat. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO (KGTV) – California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom was in the South Bay Thursday to tour an immigration facility.
Newsom visited the Otay Mesa Immigration Detention Center to meet with advocates who are working with migrants seeing asylum.
Newsom’s visit comes several days after chaos broke out at the San Ysidro Port of Entry, resulting in the deployment of tear gas and the arrests of dozens of migrants.
In response to the incident on Nov. 25, Newsom tweeted: “These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas. Women and children who left their lives behind -- seeking peace and asylum -- were met with violence and fear. That’s not my America. We’re a land of refuge. Of hope. Of freedom. And we will not stand for this.”
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