Julián Castro Calls Trump ‘Narrative’ of a Border Crisis ‘BS’: Fleeing Women and Kids Are Not Dangerous
Presidential candidate Julián Castro said there is no ongoing crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. The former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development had just unveiled his plan for immigration, which includes decriminalizing border crossings.
CNN anchor Alisyn Camerota asked why he would also increase the refugee quotas.
“Well you know, about four decades ago the United State actually set a cap on the number of refugees at about 100,000, 110,000, I think right now we might be at 30,000,” Castro replied. “Since that time we have basically been going downward. These are refugees as opposed to the folks that are seeking asylum that you’re talking about, people presenting themselves at the border. As I’m sure you will get to, I also believe we should handle the people presenting themselves at the border differently.”
Castro later added he “doesn’t believe” in the narrative set by the Trump administration.
“I don’t believe their narrative. I don’t believe the B.S. that women and children who are fleeing dangerous circumstances present a national security threat to this country,” he said.
Former President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson said there was a crisis because he knows their ability to hold and process migrants become overwhelmed at 1,000 apprehended migrants a day. U.S. Customs and Border Protection said they had detained more than 4,100 migrants in one day.
“I know that 1,000 overwhelms the system. I can not begin to imagine what 4,000 a day looks like so we are truly in a crisis,” he said.
Watch above, via CNN.
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