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California Lawmakers Taking Central America Trip Over Immigration Woes
Sacramento, California (CNN) - A group of California lawmakers left for Central America Monday on a mission to address the immigration crisis.
The group plans to meet with leaders in El Salvador, Guatemala and Panama to discuss immigration issues, including the thousands of unaccompanied children crossing the U.S. border.
Leading the group is State Senate President Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg.
"We intend to go down as fact-finders, we're not representing the federal government, certainly not negotiating,” said Steinberg. “But this is an issue that impacts California and it's a humanitarian crisis."
The delegation's visit to Central America runs through July 23rd.