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California Gov.-elect Gavin Newsom visits Otay Mesa immigration facility

Posted: 11:29 AM, Nov 29, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-29 20:50:49Z
Gavin Newsom

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.”