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2020 Candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro Go to Clint, Texas, Migrant Jail

HeadlineJul 01, 2019

2020 Democratic candidates Beto O’Rourke and Julián Castro headed to the Clint, Texas, immigration jail over the weekend, which has come under intense scrutiny over recent reports of inhumane conditions and child neglect. Castro, former San Antonio mayor and secretary of housing and urban development under President Obama, was denied entry into the facility Saturday. Former Congressmember O’Rourke participated in a rally in front of the center Sunday, calling out the dire conditions inside.

Both Castro and O’Rourke also recently visited a Homestead, Florida, immigration jail, along with other 2020 contenders in town for the first Democratic debate, including Senators Elizabeth Warren, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand and Bernie Sanders, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

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