“The immigration topic has been front and center during every presidential election for decades. All presidential candidates need to understand that there are 11 million lives on the line that they keep playing politics with. Candidate Castro’s “People First” Immigration Policy is a clear and feasible proposal that would transform the lives of millions of hardworking immigrants who have been overlooked and living in limbo. I am glad to see Candidate Castro leading this dialogue and look forward to the immigration plans other candidates have to offer. One thing is certain: it’s time to fix our immigration system and provide a pathway to citizenship. This is one of the most important issues our country faces, and Texas is on the frontlines of this issue. One in three Texans are immigrants. Our growth and state have been fueled by immigrants. Solutions like Castro’s are exactly what we need in this moment.”
– Cristina Tzintzún Ramírez Founder and Executive Director of Jolt
Jolt is the largest Latino progressive organization in Texas, focused on building the political power and growing the influence of young Latinos. Visit jolttx.org for more information.