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Road Closures In Effect For Mexican President's Sacramento Visit

Damian Dovarganes / AP
 

Damian Dovarganes / AP

(AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown has welcomed the Mexican president to California by reminding him of the cultural and historical ties shared by the two places.

Brown addressed President Enrique Pena Nieto before a friendly crowd Monday in Los Angeles during a speech that played up his immigrant-friendly credentials.

Brown says it wasn't long ago that another governor had outlawed driver's licenses for people in the country illegally from Mexico. He signed a bill into law that will allow immigrants to get a driver's license next year.

Pena Nieto didn't single out any state by name, but he called out unethical governors who had cracked down on immigration.

Brown says Mexico and California are united for a better future. He spoke of the deep past the two places shared and how California was invested in teaching English to Spanish-speaking students.

Pena Nieto is in the state for a two-day visit and will address the Legislature in Sacramento Tuesday.

Sacramento officials announced rolling road closures due to the visit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.:

  • N Street between 7th and 9th Streets
  • Northbound 8th Street between P Street and Capitol Mall
  • Southbound 9th Street between L and O Streets
  • Northbound 10th Street between N and L Streets