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Gov. Gavin Newsom pledges to help build up El Salvador to reduce migration

LOS ANGELES - During a three-day fact-finding trip, California Gov. Gavin Newsom heard the people of El Salvador give many reasons why migrants flee to the United States.

Gangs extort small businesses and kill those who dare to cross boundary lines in some El Salvador neighborhoods. Police and military have been accused of brutalizing their communities. Women have been imprisoned for having miscarriages, and the Central American country's LGBTQ citizens face discrimination. Nearly one-third of Salvadorans live in poverty.

"People, many people, die, and for us, when you're young, it is very sad to see that life

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