Detroit — Julian Castro, 44, is a former mayor of San Antonio and former secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Here are some of his remarks during Wednesday's Democratic debate.


Economy: “I know we have a wonderful, special nation but that too many people are struggling. If I'm elected president, I will work hard every single day so that you and your family can have good health care when you need it.”


Joe Biden and Julian Castro discuss their respective positions on immigration and the crisis at the border. The Detroit News

Immigration: “Open borders is a right-wing talking point. The only way that we're going to guarantee that we don't have family separations in this country again is to repeal Section 1325 of the Immigration Nationality Act.”

Health care: “What I don’t believe is that the profit motive of big pharma or big insurance companies should ever determine, in our great nation, whether somebody gets healthcare or not.”

Urban problems: “I would invest in housing that is affordable. I want you to accomplish it (achieving the American dream) in the town you live in.”

Impeachment of President Trump: “I believe the evidence is plain and clear and, if it gets that far, you’ll see an impeachment of President Trump.”

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