The so-called Gang-of-Eight are still working to hammer out an immigration reform bill, despite criticism from conservatives who call it a "bad bill."
San Antonio Congressman Joaquín Castro is looking forward to seeing a comprehensive immigration package this year. He said he believes the bi-partisan group will be able to meet the standards that constituents expect.
As the Texas legislature takes up the possibility of forming a commission to look at what it would take to transform the area around the Alamo, U.S. congressional leaders are also making strides toward the future integrity of the Missions.
State Rep. Mike Villarreal is attempting to create the Alamo Museum District Commission, a group that would study how to honor the Alamo as a national treasure.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro announced he’ll be seeking a third term leading city hall, and just like his keynote at the DNC, Castro was introduced by his twin brother, Congressman Joaquín Castro.
“You know, over the last four years I have watched my brother do every single thing that he can to make San Antonio the greatest American city we can possibly be," said Joaquín. "Whether it’s confronting our challenges to bringing more jobs to San Antonio, education – with Pre-K 4 SA, healthcare with combating childhood obesity.”
In what was one of the wildest rides in the Texas - Congressional District 23 - Democrat Pete Gallego beat incumbent Francisco Canseco in a race the GOP candidate finally conceded today (Friday). Republicans still control the Texas House, but Democrats gained seven seats to eliminate the Republican super-majority. The influential Latino vote is a hot topic, and both Castro brothers were on news networks this week to talk about the future. Sylvia Manzano from Latino Decisions talks about her thoughts going forward. Finally, Harvey Kronberg joins us to size up the Texas results.
With nearly 64 percent of the votes in Congressional District 20, Joaquín Castro won the seat being vacated by the long-serving Charlie Gonzalez who is retiring at the end of this term.
San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro introduced his brother, Joaquín as a newly-elected congressman, saying that he will be a breath of fresh air in Washington, D.C.
“It gives me great pleasure to introduce the next congressman,” said the mayor, who rushed from the Pre-K for SA headquarters to be at his brother’s side as soon as enough of the votes were in to call the election for Joaquín.