Julian Castro, a Texan who served in the Obama administration as secretary of housing and urban development, said if elected he would decriminalize illegal border crossings, expand DACA through executive order and protect Venezuelans with Temporary Protected Status.
“That is our country. That is America,” Castro said about his Mexican grandmother who came to the U.S. as a 7-year-old orphan.
Castro added: “Right before [President Trump] leaves [the White House] … I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!'”
“Right before [President Trump] leaves [the White House] … I’m going to tell him, ‘Adios!’ “
Pete Buttigieg warned about Trump becoming a distraction as Democrats try to pitch their ideas to voters.
“The more we talk about this president, the less we talk about the people,” he said.
“The more we talk about this president, the less we talk about the people.”
Buttigieg, who had been off the campaign trail to deal with an officer-involved shooting in South Bend, Ind., where he is mayor, spoke about the importance of giving Puerto Rico the right to vote.
“The embarrassingly poor response to [Hurricane Michael, which struck the island last October] would not have happened if Puerto Rico were afforded electoral votes,” he said.
He added that America “must welcome the decision of the people of Puerto Rico” if they choose statehood.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.