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What’s in a ‘safe zones’ plan to address southern border crisis: Rep. Vicente Gonzalez

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Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-Texas, explained his “safe zones” strategy to combat the southern border crisis Thursday on “Your World.”

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REPRESENTING. VICENTE GONZALEZ: My proposal is to create a security zone… in Guatemala, on the border of Guatemala and Mexico. This could be a pilot program to start, where all migrants south of Mexico [who] arrive at our southern border…must check in and ask for asylum at this moment. And if we’re going to let them in, ultimately, like we do at our southern border under the credible fear standard, we should do that then and just allow them to fly to their final destination. That would do two things. First, it would relieve our southern border and allow our border patrol and law enforcement to do what they are supposed to do. And secondly, it should cartel element out of the equation.

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