Education, energy and the border crisis are the big topics for day two of Gov. Jerry Brown’s trip to Mexico.
Brown will meet with Mexico’s Ministry of Education and Secretary of Energy Pedro Joaquín Coldwell this morning, signing “memorandums of understanding” between California and Mexico on higher education and energy issues. He signed a similar environmental pact yesterday, agreeing to work with Mexican officials to address air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Later in the day, Brown will meet Raúl Cervantes Andrade, the president of the Mexican Senate, attend a luncheon hosted by the American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, and discuss immigration with José Horacio Gómez, the Mexican-born archbishop of Los Angeles, and other religious and diplomatic leaders from Central America.
The surge of illegal border crossings by young migrants was among the subjects Brown addressed yesterday in a private meeting with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto. Brown was critical of American response to the situation, which has become a political firestorm, urging leaders to heed the “religious call...to welcome the stranger.”
Check back with Capitol Alert throughout the day for more updates from David Siders.