Presidential Candidate Julián Castro Outlines People First Immigration Policy

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U.S. 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during a rally in San Antonio, Texas, April 10, 2019. (REUTERS/Callaghan O’Hare).

Democratic presidential contender Julián Castro recently detailed his immigration plan, which he released earlier this month. Castro is one of nearly two dozen candidates for the Democratic presidential nomination and the only Latinx person to throw their hat in the ring.

The former Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary released his People First Immigration Policy on April 2. The plan calls for a complete overhaul of the immigration system, which would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants, revamp the visa system, increase refugee admissions, and get rid of Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban.

In an interview with The New Yorker, Castro said that he chose immigration as his first policy plan because he comes from a family of immigrants. He spoke of his grandmother, who…

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