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Roundtable: Mayor Faulconer’s White House Meeting

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San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Donald Trump at the White House, the origins of migrant caravans in Honduras, and the first week of testimony in the murder trial for a San Diego based Navy SEAL.

Aired: June 21, 2019 | Transcript

Mayor Kevin Faulconer meets with President Trump

While in Washington, D.C. this week for a series of meetings on cross-border issues, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer was invited to the White House for an unexpected talk with President Donald Trump. The two discussed the proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement and the federal government’s role in fixing the sewage spills from Tijuana. The meeting came just before Trump traveled to Florida to kick off his reelection campaign.

RELATED: Fixes Could Finally Be Coming For Mexico’s Cross-Border Sewage Spills

On the ground in Honduras

Voice of San Diego’s Maya Srikrishnan recently traveled to Honduras to cover the origins of the migrant caravans that often end up at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. Criminal violence, state crackdowns on dissent, and a lack of economic opportunity are among the reasons people choose to leave. Most of the people who make up the recent surge in border crossings come from the Central American countries of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

RELATED: US Restores Some Aid To El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

Navy SEAL trial begins

The military murder trial of Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher is underway at Naval Base San Diego. The trial is expected to last a couple of weeks. Gallagher’s defense team claims he is the victim of mutiny by disgruntled subordinates. Gallagher is charged with the murder of an Islamic State fighter in Iraq and other alleged crimes related to his combat service.

RELATED: Witness At Navy SEAL Trial: I Killed Victim Out Of Mercy

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