Patrick, Castro Exchange Blows Over Immigration

SAN ANTONIO — As they traded barbs during a televised debate on Tuesday night, Republican lieutenant governor candidate Dan Patrick and San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro covered a range of issues beyond the set topic of immigration policy, including the November general election and abortion rights.

During the hour-long event broadcast on the Spanish-language TV station Univision and moderated by Texas Tribune CEO and Editor-in-Chief Evan Smith, Patrick frequently sought to emphasize his compassion for those who cross the U.S. border illegally.

“I don’t like to see the exploitation of people crossing the border,” said Patrick, who is ...

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