Politics & Government

Brown says border is humanitarian issue

Gov. Jerry Brown, center, speaks with Mexico Secretary of Foreign Affairs José Antonio Meade Kuribreña, right, as first lady Anne Gust Brown, left, listens Wednesday during a luncheon at the California Chamber of Commerce.

Kuribreña’s visit comes ahead of Brown’s four-day trade mission to the neighboring country next week.

Brown called the arrival of unaccompanied young migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border “a humanitarian question” rather than a political one.

He said long-term solutions such as trade and cultural exchanges are needed in order to improve the safety and economic well-being of Central American countries.