Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants

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Associated Press

Posted on July 30, 2014 at 12:00 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jul 30 at 1:02 AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown says his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed. But he reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.

Brown met in Mexico City with more than a dozen Central American religious leaders and Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez. They discussed the surge of unaccompanied Central American youth and families illegally crossing into the United States.

Brown said the United States needs to look beyond fortifying its border with Mexico and get Mexico and Central America's cooperation in finding a solution to stem the flow of migrants.

On Wednesday, the governor plans to wrap up his trip by signing a trade agreement with Mexico, which is California's largest export market.

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