Castro says Trump created border tragedy
WASHINGTON – 2020 presidential contender Julián Castro said Sunday morning that President Trump has created a “tragedy at the border” with immigration policies that have separated children from their families.
Castro, a former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary, promised to overhaul immigration laws when he announced his candidacy on Saturday. On Sunday, he slammed Trump for “playing games” with people’s right to seek asylum and said the nation needs to get serious about recognizing this right.
“I don’t believe that we should have family detention for people that are seeking asylum or refugee status solely,” Castro said on CBS News’ “Face the Nation.”
“We should develop other ways to ensure that people are processed and we’re able to keep track of them in the country.”
Castro said that as an alternative to deportation, he would “look at things like ankle monitors” to track where individuals are in the United States.
– Washington Post