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Presidential Hopeful Castro Suggests Ankle Bracelets for Illegals over Deportation

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Former Obama administration housing chief and current Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro said this week that thinks illegal immigrants should be tracked with ankle monitors as opposed to detaining them.

The former San Antonio mayor made his comments on Sunday’s edition of CBS News’ “Face the Nation” after being asked what he believed should be done about illegal immigrants.

“What I believe we could do and what the Obama administration did do, I believe, toward the end of its tenure, was to look at things like ankle monitors so that you’re able to monitor where people are in the country,” he said

Castro, the grandson of Mexican immigrants, said that he wouldn’t consider detaining a family seeking asylum or refugee status.

When asked about President Donald Trump’s visit to the border last week and whether he thought that there was a crisis, Castor replied:

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“What I believe is that he’s created a tragedy at the border. This policy of separating children from their parents and the terrible way that Customs and Border Protection has managed its responsibilities, including the deaths of two children within the last few weeks, that’s a real tragedy.”

He continued to say that he believe that “a wall is not the answer” — and he thinks Americans living on the border agree with him.

However, when asked what he would do, he said he didn’t think the country should make it a practice to have family detention for those seeking asylum.

Castro said the country needs to “develop other ways to ensure that people are processed and we are able to keep track of them.”

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“We also need to be serious about recognizing the right of people to seek asylum, and the president is playing games with this, blocking people’s right to seek asylum. I would change that,” he said.

“I would make sure that we push as hard as possible … for comprehensive immigration reform, so that for the people who are already here, if they’ve been law-abiding, if they pay a fine, that they can get an earned path to citizenship.”

Castro also took a clear swipe at the president, saying that he is a “failed leader” and that he is “just trying to stoke his base by bringing up the wall all the time.”

Castro made his comments a day after he announced his candidacy for the presidency on Saturday.

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According to the Washington Examiner, Castro’s announcement was met with derision from the Republican National Committee.

The RNC called Castro ”one of the biggest lightweights to ever run for president.”

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Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose main goal is to keep the wool from being pulled over your eyes. She believes that the liberal agenda will always depend on Americans being uneducated and easy to manipulate. Her mission is to present the news in a straightforward yet engaging manner.
Savannah Pointer is a constitutional originalist whose professional career has been focused on bringing accuracy and integrity to her readers. She believes that the liberal agenda functions best in a shroud of half truths and misdirection, and depends on the American people being uneducated.

Savannah believes that it is the job of journalists to make sure the facts are the focus of every news story, and that answering the questions readers have, before they have them, is what will educate those whose voting decisions shape the future of this country.

Savannah believes that we must stay as informed as possible because when it comes to Washington "this is our circus, and those are our monkeys."
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