Tag: Joaquin Castro


Dem Rep Castro: Trump Jr.’s Russia Meeting ‘Unpatriotic’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Representative Joaquín Castro (D-TX) argued that Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign was unpatriotic. Castro said, “[H]ere you’re dealing with the president and the president’s son, who is

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Democrat Rep. Joaquin Castro: Impeach Trump over Refugee Order

Texas Democratic Representative Joaquin Castro says Congress should draw up “articles of impeachment” against President Donald Trump over his executive order, which temporarily prohibits the arrival of Syrian refugees into the United States and halts entry of citizens from Somalia, Sudan, Yemen, Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Libya.

Ted Cruz Takes Massive Hit in Latest Texas Favorability Poll

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has taken a massive hit in a new favorability poll among likely Texas voters. More than 60 percent of those polled said they had an unfavorable opinion of the freshman senator. The poll also shows the incumbent senator in a statistical tie in a hypothetical race against Democrat U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro.

Texas Democrat Believes Eliminating Legal Term ‘Alien’ is a National Priority

U.S. Representative Joaquin Castro believes it is time to make the elimination of the legal term used to describe people from another country, “Alien,” from our law books. Castro compared the term that has been used for decades to describe the immigration status of people entering this country legally or illegally to the words “lunatic” and “mentally retarded.”

Dem Seeks To Strip ‘Alien’ From Federal Law To Respect Immigrants

While the word “alien” has been used to refer to foreign nationals in the U.S. for more than 220 years, the term dehumanizes immigrants and should be stripped from federal law, according to Rep. Joaquin Castro (R-TX). He’s introduced a bill to replace “alien” with “foreign national” and “illegal alien” with “undocumented foreign national” in federal law and executive agency documents.

Anti-Semitic Vandalism

Widespread Anti-Semitic Vandalism Strikes Texas Jewish Community

A Texas Jewish community was rocked by what law enforcement is investigating as a hate crime. Unmistakable widespread anti-Semitic vandalism defaced a subdivision and the neighboring Orthodox synagogue, tagging property with hateful ethnic slurs, curse words, “KKK,” and worse.

War on Suburbs: Obama, Julian Castro Rev Up Affirmative Action Housing

The confluence of a Supreme Court that decides it has the power to legislate, a pro-active politicized bureaucracy at HUD that is betting the court will help it end-run Congress, and a Congress that allows itself to be manipulated by allowing its own independent agency to usurp its legislative function confirms that the federal government in its entirety has now merely become yet another arm of the Democratic Party.

Congressional Staffers Protest on Steps of Capitol

Congressional Staffers Protest on Steps of Capitol

As House leaders tried to corral votes for the Obama-Boehner cromnibus Thursday afternoon, a number of congressional staffers walked out on the steps of the U.S. Capitol and put their hands in the air. The group of about 140 staffers offered

Texas Dem Hopes Obama Prioritizes Border Visit

Texas Dem Hopes Obama Prioritizes Border Visit

After President Barack Obama failed to visit the border on recent fundraising trips to Texas and California, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) said on Friday that he hopes Obama could prioritize a visit to the border to see the crisis firsthand. 

More Democrats Pressure Obama to Go to Border

More Democrats Pressure Obama to Go to Border

On Sunday, three more Democrats said President Barack Obama should go to the border to see the illegal immigration crisis first hand after Obama refused to visit the border while attending three fundraisers in Texas last week. Rep. Luis Gutierrez

Joaquin Castro: Asylum for Illegals from Central America

Joaquin Castro: Asylum for Illegals from Central America

Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX), who is seen as one of the rising stars in his party, believes some of the illegal immigrant children flooding across the border from Central America should be considered for asylum.  “I think the children who