Joaquin Castro Talks Immigration Reform, Unaccompanied Children, And GOP Failure In MSNBC Interview

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In the midst of the humanitarian crisis unveiling along the Texas-Mexico border, Republicans have been quick to criticize and point blame at President Obama. According to Republicans, the White House is the one responsible for helping create the recent massive influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing our border.

Yet, who can forget it was Republicans who killed immigration reform this year. Stalled valuable security resources in the GOP-controlled House fearing Tea Party retaliation. Our very own U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, D-San Antonio, was quick to point out just what hypocrites Republicans were by dismissing their fault in this crisis.

“A lot of folks are blaming the president, but I blame the House of Representatives,” said Castro while appearing on MSNBC's “Morning Joe.”

Watch the full video below the jump.“If we had passed either the Senate version of immigration reform or the House version, there would have been billions of dollars in resources for international cooperation, for more border security and also there would have been a more clear line of delineation about what it would take to immigrate here legally,” Castro argued.

Castro compared the unaccompanied children crisis as something that “you would see in a war-zone.” He continued to criticize his Republican House colleagues for preventing to fix our immigration system and, thus, further complicate matters along our southern border.

“Congress can't push off the responsibility for passing legislation and taking action,” said Castro. “We've got to accept responsibility for that.”


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Omar Araiza

Staff writer Omar Araiza covers immigration, Latino voters, the U.S.-Mexico border, and LGBT issues. He is a proud South Texas native, born and raised in the lower Rio Grande Valley. Omar tweets from @AraizaTX.

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