October 27, 2023

Statement from Congressman Castro on Texas House Passage of Bills Targeting Diverse Communities

SAN ANTONIO Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) shared the following message with his constituents in response to the passage of House Bill 4, House Bill 6, and Senate Bill 4, three Republican-led bills targeting immigrants and diverse communities that advanced through the Texas House of Representatives this week:

“A few weeks ago, the most powerful, influential Texas Republican group hosted the country’s most notorious white nationalist. That’s who’s shaping the Republican agenda at the state legislature in Austin. That’s why they’re targeting anyone they think could be undocumented.

“Under House Bill 4, police can arrest someone if they can’t produce proof of citizenship. Do you carry your passport everywhere? Do you have one? Spanish speakers will be harassed. The diverse communities in places like Houston and San Antonio will be harassed.

“The Texas GOP stands for corruption, incompetence, and cruelty."