(ABC News) – California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find a long-term solution to the immigration crisis.
“I would do everything I could to make sure California will do its part to shelter any young children that are in need of protection,” Brown said after meeting with more than a dozen Central American religious leaders and Los Angeles Catholic Archbishop Jose Horacio Gomez in Mexico to discuss the surge of unaccompanied Central American youth and families illegally crossing into the United States.
“I would support additional shelters to deal with this particular immediate challenge we have,” Brown added.
A Naval Base in California’s Ventura County known as “Building 267″ is one of three shelters set up by federal government officials to house hundreds of Central American children. There are also shelters in Texas and Oklahoma.
While Brown’s three-day visit to Mexico was primarily aimed at business matters, the governor also took on the immigration issue.
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