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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 11:18 PM

Julin Castro tried to escort LGBTQ refugees into the United States. It didn't end well.

On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro walked from Mexico to Texas over a bridge with a group of 12 asylum seekers in defiance of Trump’s zero-tolerance policies punishing refugees escaping violence in Central and South America.

Eight of the refugees were gay men and lesbians from Cuba, Guatemala and Honduras, according to The Los Angeles Times.

The L.A. Times says all the refugees had previously been sent back to the U.S. by customs officers and told to wait in Mexico for their court dates — some had waited for four months already and knew they risked arrest and detainment by returning to the U.S. with Castro.

Castro’s return to the U.S. with them ended the same way, with them being told to return to Mexico to await their asylum hearing court dates.

Living in refugee camps near the border, the LGBTQ asylum seekers say they’ve faced physical threats and verbal harassment from fellow refugees. Thousands of refugees live in these camps under cramped conditions with sporadic food and water provided by overworked volunteers.


The last paragraph provided disgusts me in a way I cannot really describe, but shows how little people think of the lives of the GLBT.

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