In Presidential Announcement, Julián Castro Emphasizes Value of America’s Immigrant Experience

On Saturday, two days after President Donald Trump visited the Texas-Mexico border to warn of the dangers of immigration, San Antonio native son Julián Castro emphasized the value of America’s immigrant experience as he formally announced his bid for the Democratic nomination for president and to unseat Trump next year. Recalling his grandmother Victoria’s journey into the United States as a seven-year-old orphan from Mexico, the former mayor and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development said: “When my grandmother got here almost a hundred years ago, I’m sure she never could have imagined that just two generations later, one of her grandsons would be serving as a member of the United States Congress and the other would be standing with you here today to say…View Original Post

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