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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Castro Statement on Trump’s Threat to Close Border

Apr 1, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Vice Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Intelligence and Education and Labor Committees, released the following statement today in response to President’s Trump threat to close the border this week:

“This is a terrible idea. Closing down our border crossings would devastate Texas more than any other state. Millions of dollars in trade pass through the U.S. - Mexico border each day, and billions every year. Many U.S. companies rely on the ability to send and receive goods to and from Mexico. American workers cross the border to work at American companies in Mexico. Families who live on either side of the border cross to visit relatives. Closing the border would do nothing to solve the humanitarian situation at the border long-term. It would very likely make things worse.”

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