Obama protege Julian Castro set to join 2020 race

Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race

Castro would become the most high-profile Democrat to date to officially enter the 2020 race

Castro added that his grandmother Victoria, who sat on a stage behind him beneath a huge American flag, would surely have been amazed when she arrived from Mexico in 1922, a seven-year-old orphan, had she known that one grandchild would end up in Congress and the other as a presidential candidate. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who are among more than two dozen prospects for the Democratic presidential nomination. He became the second Democrat to formally enter race, after former Maryland Rep. John Delaney.

In the "Face the Nation" interview, Castro said as president he would "make sure that we invest in sensible, smart and effective border security that includes personnel, that includes the smart use of technology and that does not scapegoat these immigrants, but tries to look for a way that we can get to comprehensive immigration reform to fix our broken immigration system". Some group leaders also said that as agency chief, "Castro has done too much to help private equity firms like Blackstone, instead of black and Latino communities". His first trip as a candidate comes Monday, to hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, where an outcry has begun as the White House considers diverting disaster funding to pay for the wall.

Texas Democrat and former Obama staffer Julian Castro has announced a run for president in 2020 and will make universal healthcare a key policy. "Donald Trump has failed to uphold the values of our great nation ... and the cruel policies of this administration are doing real and lasting harm". "And there is no way in hell that taking babies is a smart or humane way to do it". Past year he said he probably would not be in the United States if today's strict immigration policies were in place when Castro's grandmother crossed the border as a young girl in 1922.

"I'm running for president because it's time for new leadership", Castro said. US Senator Elizabeth Warren of MA has formed an exploratory committee and Representative Tulsi Gabbard said Friday that she will run for president. "We say no to scapegoating immigrants", he said. Speaking to the crowd on San Antonio's predominantly Hispanic and working class West-Side, Castro urged political observers to not count him out.

If he wins, he'd be the first identical twin elected president.

Introduced by his twin brother U.S. Rep. JoaquĆ­n Castro of Texas and his mother, who said his son believes in the "infrastructure of opportunity... that every family should be given".

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One of Castro's major problems is that he really doesn't have much of a resume compared to some of the heavier hitters we're expecting to get into the race over the next few months. Ted Cruz turned O'Rourke into a national Democratic celebrity. Two years later, Obama picked him to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Neither Gonzalez nor Reyes were sure what impact former congressman Beto O'Rourke, a fellow Texan, would have on Castro's chances were he to run.

Castro was vetted as a potential vice-presidential running mate to Hillary Clinton in 2016, but was overlooked as Virginia senator Tim Kaine was given the role.

In his remarks, portions of which were delivered in both English and Spanish, Castro said he was compelled to run out of a desire to preserve the "opportunities" that made families like his flourish. He also said he doesn't plan to accept any PAC money for his campaign.

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