News Roundup: Julián Castro Accuses Donald Trump Of Trying To Establish ‘A Whiter Nation’


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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro criticized new Trump administration rules announced this week restricting legal immigration. The former San Antonio mayor says President Donald Trump is “trying to establish a whiter nation.”

On “CNN Tonight” Tuesday, Castro responded to comments from the acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, Ken Cuccinelli.

“I don’t understand what in the world this administration thinks they’re doing believing that we should only let in people who are already well off, that’s not how we built the America we have today,” he said.

The new rule change denies green cards and visas to immigrants if they use federal, state and local government benefits. That includes food stamps, housing vouchers…



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