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California gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa visits San Diego County

Posted: 12:19 PM, May 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-31 00:25:13Z
Governor hopeful Villaraigosa visits San Diego
Governor hopeful Villaraigosa visits San Diego

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Antonio Villaraigosa visited San Diego County Wednesday to meet with activists to discuss the U.S. and California’s immigration issues.

The former Los Angeles mayor was scheduled to meet with the nonprofit group Border Angels at Border Field State Park in south San Diego, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

Villaraigosa recently released a campaign ad -- in English and Spanish -- that focuses on his fight against the Trump administration’s immigration policies, particularly when it comes to the Dream Act.

Villaraigosa said of his stance on immigration :

“We have to fight for our values with our ballots. We don’t have to wait two years to vote against Trump, we can do it right now. Vote on June 5th or with your absentee ballot and take a stand against Trump. Take a stand to protect immigrants, for more good-paying jobs, affordable homes and access to quality education. And most importantly, take a stand so that every hardworking Californian can have dignity and respect.”

In a 10News/San Diego Union-Tribune poll released May 24 , Villaraigosa trails state Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom by a fairly large margin in the race to succeed Gov. Jerry Brown.