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Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas

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Sep 11, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), issued the following statement in advance of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak’s visit to the United States: 
 

Sep 9, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and founding co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on ASEAN (the Association of South East Asian Nations), issued the following statement on the 40th Anniversary of U.S.-ASEAN relations:
 

Sep 8, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of $15.25 billion of Hurricane Harvey aid:
Sep 7, 2017
The House of Representatives voted against three amendments offered by Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) that would increase federal agents’ use of body-worn camera technology and prevent the use of federal funds to enter into contracts with privatized immigration detention facilities.
Sep 6, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 3672, legislation providing $7.8 billion of Hurricane Harvey emergency aid that passed the House of Representatives:
Sep 5, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program:
Sep 4, 2017
Today, Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, requesting the Agency permit U.S. entry for the mother of a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient who died while seeking to rescue Hurricane Harvey victims. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) reportedly denied U.S. entry to Rita Ruiz de Guillen, who attempted to come to Texas for her son Alonso Guillen’s funeral. Ms. Ruiz de Guillen currently lives in Piedras Negras, Mexico and is awaiting the approval of her application for legal status in the United States,
Aug 30, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after a federal court granted a preliminary injunction halting Senate Bill 4 from taking effect:
Aug 25, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), first vice chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, issued the following statement after President Trump pardoned Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio:
Aug 23, 2017
Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) issued the following statement after a federal judge struck down Texas’ voter ID law:
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Jan 22, 2016 Photo Gallery

Earlier today I helped celebrate the grand opening of the George Gervin Retirement Apartments. This community provides an affordable place for elderly and disabled San Antonians to live. It was great to visit with folks and welcome them to their new home.

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Jan 21, 2016 Photo Gallery

This afternoon I toured Northside ISD's Construction Careers Academy, where students receive a high-quality education and learn skills for careers in engineering, carpentry, architecture, and an array of other in-demand fields. I’m so proud of the young people I met today – they’re poised to achieve great things and make valuable contributions to San Antonio’s economy.

Jan 19, 2016 Photo Gallery

Thank you to City Councilman Cris Medina for hosting tonight’s town hall. It was great to join State Senator José Menéndez, State Rep. Justin Rodriguez, State Rep. Trey Martinez Fischer, and County Commissioner Paul Elizondo to share how our offices are serving folks in San Antonio.

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Videos

Aug 1, 2014 Video

Congressman Joaquin Castro discusses how the arrival of thousands of children from Central America to the U.S. southern border has shown the best and worst of America and brought into question who we consider refugees. There are armed militias at the border, but there have also been a lot of donations from kind hearted Americans.

Jul 31, 2014 Video

The Republicans in the House of Representatives did not have support from the Tea Party wing, so they decided not to vote on an emergency funding bill in response to the humanitarian crisis at the border. Rep. Castro explains what he hopes happens next---compromise.

Jul 13, 2014 Video

Congressman Castro discusses the humanitarian crisis at the border with David Gregory on NBC's Meet the Press. Castro says that the U.S. needs to decide who will be considered a refugee in the 21st century, argues many of the children coming from Central America would qualify for asylum.

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