Angel mom outraged by California governor's pledge to invest in El Salvador


Agnes Gibboney, whose son was killed by an illegal immigrant in California, sounds off on Gov. Gavin Newsom's pledge to help bring economic opportunity to El Salvador in a bid to curb migration.


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The state later on Tuesday plans to seek a temporary restraining order request asking a judge to prevent the U.S. Transportation Department from repurposing the money for other transit projects, the governor's office said. The state argues that the withholding is aimed at punishing California for opposing President Donald Trump's proposed wall along the southern U.S. border. The suit also names Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Federal Railroad Administration (FRA)and FRA chief Ron Batory.

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