California Gov Jerry Brown sees the current border crisis more as a “humanitarian” crisis, than a political one and he also pointed out that currently “half of California’s school-age children are of Latin descent.”
His remarks came during a meeting with Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Meade Kuribrena just before Brown’s four-day trade mission to Mexico next week. Reportedly, Mexico has more trade with California, than it does with China.
Both say they look forward to extending California’s ties to Mexico by increasing trade, university exchanges and fighting climate change.
Ironically enough, Mexico’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs also found time to criticize Texas Gov Rick Perry for his response to the current border crisis, while also confessing that Mexico is struggling to control its own border … with Guatemala.
Meade said Wednesday that the Mexican government is looking to help fight trafficking of immigrants by tightening control at its Guatemalan border, which is known to be porous.
He said President Enrique Pena Nieto’s government is also looking for ways to stop illegal migrants catching rides on freight trains known as La Bestia.