Cas­tro says Trump cre­ated bor­der tragedy

The Buffalo News - - NATIONAL NEWS -

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

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