To listen and address the concerns of the migrant community that is in transit through the region, the Governor of Baja California, Marina del Pilar Avila Olmeda, visited the ‘El Peregrino shelter in the city of Mexicali, accompanied by the Governor from California, Gavin Newsom.
The leaders of both entities toured the place, talking with those who are there, expressing to them their support to address their situation, and, within the framework of their powers, continue promoting a migration policy that allows flexible transit and with a humanist accent between the two nations.
“I thank our friend Gavin Newsom, Governor of California, for coming to our entity and listening to the needs of migrants from all over the world, as well as verifying the work we do in Baja California to improve the conditions of the shelters and give the best care to all the people who come to our territory, in search of a better life,” expressed Ávila Olmeda.
For his part, the California governor expressed his satisfaction with working hand in hand with Baja California, in the search for new horizons for migrants.
Both leaders agreed to continue collaborating, so that the transit of those who migrate due to economic circumstances, or due to violence in their communities of origin, occurs in full respect for their human rights and favoring the union of families traveling together.
Finally, they expressed that they will continue to hold conversations, to find ways to promote safe migration and guide policies on the matter with a humanist face and empathy towards the situation of people in transit.