California lawmakers to visit Central American countries

California lawmakers to visit Central American countries

A group of California lawmakers led by Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg will pay a visit to Central American countries next week to learn about the challenges that have created immigration crisis for the U. S.

Rhys Williams, spokesperson for Steinberg, announced that Steinberg and many other members of the Legislative Latino Caucus would visit El Salvador, Panama and Guatemala next week.

Announcing the planned visit, Williams said, "They will inform themselves of the challenges both in those countries and how they translate to having an impact on California communities."

The Californian lawmakers will visit the Central American countries from July 13 to July 23. Apart from Steinberg, the delegation will include Sen. Ellen Corbette of Hayward, and Assemblymen Jose Medina of Riverside, Luis Alejo of Watsonville, Henry Perea of Fresno, and V. Manuel Perez of Coachella.

The scheduled 10-day trip - a political, economic and social mission - had been planned several months ago but recent crisis of undocumented immigrants has made it more relevant.

Thousands of undocumented, unaccompanied children have been arriving at the U. S.-Mexico border to avoid poverty and violence due to gangs in their countries.

The illegal influx of Central Americans has become a big headache for the U. S. many Republican lawmakers even accused President Barack Obama of failing to secure the country's border. As per fresh estimates, as many as 11 million illegal immigrants have gained a pathway to U. S. citizenship.

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