Julián Castro’s Vision for U.S. Immigration Policy
Julián Castro is a democratic presidential candidate running in 2020. He served as the mayor of San Antonio, Texas from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Castro is the twin brother of Congressman Joaquin Castro.
Here is Julián Castro’s plan to address the topic of U.S. immigration policy:
- “We should decriminalize people who are coming here, crossing the border.”
- “We should go back to treating this the way that we did, basically before 2004, as a civil matter.”
- “We need to end detention. I don’t think we should be putting people in cages.”
- “We need to INCREASE the number of refugees that we take into this country.”
- “This is somewhat politically incorrect to say, I think, for people on the right: But we need a lot of these immigrants.”
On April 1, 2019 in Medium, presidential candidate Julian Castro said the following:
“The truth is, immigrants seeking refuge in our country aren’t a threat to national security. Migration shouldn’t be a criminal justice issue. It’s time to end this draconian policy and return to treating immigration as a civil–not a criminal–issue.”
Julián Castro Welcomes 50,000 Illegals to His Hometown of San Antonio, Texas
During the last week of March 2019, Julián Castro announced that
“…more than 50,000 [illegal] migrants were transported from federal border facilities to San Antonio over the last three months.”
Texas Public Radio
Despite being unable to care and provide for all these [illegal] immigrants (many of whom are dying from illness), Mr. Julián Castro evidently thinks that the United States should be accepting even more [illegal] immigrants.
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s assistant commissioner for public affairs, Andrew Meehan, warned:
“Border Patrol stations were built in the ‘80s and ‘90s to process hundreds of single adult individuals from Mexico, not hundreds of thousands of family units and unaccompanied juveniles from the northern triangle. … This crisis has forced CBP to seek every possible temporary solution to safely house, process, and care for those in custody.”
Is Mr. Castro’s plan of incentivizing and promoting illegal immigration really the answer?