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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Trump’s Decision to Deploy Additional Troops to Southern Border

Oct 30, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:

“As part of a continuous effort by this Administration to demonize immigrants, the President has now announced that he will deploy additional military to the Southern border in response to migrants fleeing Central America. Given this group of migrants is over a thousand miles away, this is a tactic used to instill fear among the American people, undermines the readiness of the military, and is a waste of federal resources as the National Guard is already deployed to the border. The President should let the military defend against actual threats instead of those manufactured to divide our nation.”

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