Central America

Gavin Newsom to Scale Down National Guard Presence at Border

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Monday that he is looking to scale down the state’s National Guard presence at the U.S.-Mexico border, pulling nearly 400 troops from the border assisting President Donald Trump’s border enforcement efforts and assigning them to other duties.

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Caravan Organizers Promised Easy U.S. Asylum, Say Departing Migrants

Hundreds of migrants from Central America gathered near the U.S. border in Tijuana are planning to return home. They blame one of the caravan organizers, Pueblos Sin Fronteras, for allegedly misleading them into joining the trek with false promises of easy asylum in the United States. The group denies the accusations.

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