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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

Press Releases

Aug 10, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, released a Diplomatic Cable episode on the investigation into the Trump campaign’s collusion with Russia in the 2016 presidential election:
Aug 9, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, wrote a letter to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Acting Director Ronald D. Vitiello asking about the circumstances of a car accident involving several female immigrant detainees in Texas. This letter was issued following a response Rep. Castro’s office received which was inconsistent with the police report issued in the press, and specifically asks ICE to explain these discrepancies.
Aug 6, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC), led a CHC leadership letter to Mexican Ambassador Gerónimo Gutiérrez requesting more information about the treatment of asylum-seekers by Mexican officials.
Aug 3, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, announced $189,918.00 for research into innovative technologies for human joint braces:
Jul 30, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today led a group of 8 bipartisan lawmakers in asking the Departments of Defense and State for more information after a video depicted what appeared to be members of the Cameroonian armed forces killing two women and their children after accusing the women of supporting the terrorist organization, Boko Haram.
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following statement:
Jul 27, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today released a Diplomatic Cable episode on international condemnation of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy, violence and root causes of migration from the Northern Triangle countries, and the Infrastructure of Diplomacy in the Western Hemisphere featuring Organization of American States (OAS) Secretary General Luis Almagro.
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Representatives Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; and Foreign Affairs Committee members Reps. Norma Torres (D-CA), Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) today demanded that Secretary Pompeo ensure that U.S. embassies work to reunite families forcibly separated by the Trump Administration. On Monday, the Administration admitted that as many as 463 of these parents have been deported out of the United States, while their children remain in U.S. detention facilities. In a letter to Secretary Pompeo, the Members underscored the need for the Department to coordinate efforts by our embassies to swiftly and safely reunify separated families.
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, led the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in requesting a meeting with Department of Justice Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the “zero-tolerance” immigration policy that seeks to prosecute all immigrants who cross the border.
Jul 25, 2018 Press Release
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and First Vice Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, today made the following remarks at a Congressional Hispanic Caucus press conference on the court-ordered deadline for the Trump Administration to reunite all children between ages five and 17 with their loved ones:

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