Presidential hopeful and notable hater of America Rep Julian Castro recently decided it would be a great stunt for his campaign if he escorted a group of undocumented immigrants over the border.
Suffice to say, his little publicity stunt did not work.
After marching a dozen immigrants over the Southern border, the group was quickly sent back by the Border Patrol. Rules are rules, after all (and Julian knew that).
Not to be outdone by his own ridiculous display of ineptitude, Julian protested that the immigrants shouldn't be sent back because they were members of the LGBT community. Is there a clause that says gay migrants can't be deported? No, but Julian said it anyway.
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro on Monday escorted 12 asylum-seekers to the US border who had been forced to wait in squalid conditions in Mexico under the Trump administration's "Remain in Mexico" policy while their immigration cases proceed in the US. Hours later they were sent back to Mexico.
The group escorted by Castro included LGBTQ immigrants who said they had been threatened and assaulted while waiting in the Mexican border town for their US court dates, as well as a deaf woman and her relatives. The group was seeking an exemption from Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), the Trump administration's policy forcing asylum-seekers to wait in Mexico.