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Julian Castro: Southern Border ‘as Secure as it Ever Has Been’

Appearing Tuesday on MSNBC’s Velshi & Ruhle, White House hopeful Julián Castro claimed that the U.S.-Mexico border is “as secure as it ever has been” and called for a “21st century Marshall Plan.”

Asked what he would change about the Trump administration’s immigration policies, Castro replied, “What I would do is, number one, I would make sure that we maintain border security, and I believe that our border is as secure as it ever has been. I would ensure that we maintain it.

“But secondly, I would treat people with compassion and common sense and not with cruelty. I would make sure that we don’t separate families, that we don’t put people in cages, that we treat them like human beings. I would also get to the root of the problem,” he added.