Rep. Joaquin Castro talks about the ongoing cruel stunts being conducted by Republican governors Greg Abbott, Ron DeSantis, and Doug Ducey to pander to anti-migrant Trump voters, and the real work that needs to be done to improve the U.S. immigration system.
Alicia Menendez, guest-hosting "Alex Wagner Tonight," opened the show with a segment condemning Republicans for their immigration policies, suggesting Christian conservatives were somehow being hypocritical "in a season all about welcoming the stranger." After slamming Texas Gov. Greg Abbot for having bussed asylum seekers to Vice President Kamala Harris' residence in Washington DC, a sanctuary city, on a cold Christmas Eve, and mocking the GOP for its commitment to "Christian values," Menendez suggested that Title 42 was being used disingenuously. "Title 42 is not immigration policy meant for extended use," she said. "It’s a public health measure that Republicans are now using as a political cudgel to advance their anti-immigrant agenda, in line with other stunts on their other tactics." She followed up by quoting Castro as he slammed Abbott with the apparently sarcastic statement, "How Christian of you," on Twitter.