Gov. Gavin Newsom and local officials in San Diego touted a proposed $25 million in state funding to address a growing humanitarian crisis involving migrant families seeking asylum in the U.S. and blamed the Trump administration for manufacturing a problem at the border.
With prodding from San Diego lawmakers, Newsom has called for spending $20 million over three years to aid local nonprofits and community organizations that provide services to asylum-seeking migrant families. The funds would be available starting in the state fiscal year that begins in July.
Jones states “He’s trying to address a real problem, but he’s also very clearly trying to point a finger at the Trump administration by saying, ‘Not on my watch; not on California’s watch,’ ”