Congressman Joaquin Castro

Representing the 20th District of Texas
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More on Education

May 19, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C—Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20) introduced an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015 that would allow students with Deferred Action Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status to become eligible to apply to the U.S Military Academies. Currently, military academies accept international students from select countries every year.

Apr 1, 2014 Page

Each year, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the U.S. House of Representatives. The Congressional Art Competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in each congressional district. The Congressional Art Competition is open to all high school students. The over-all winner of each participating district will be displayed for one year in the U.S. Capitol. Submission deadline: Monday, April 28. 

Jan 16, 2014 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Thursday, January 16th, 2014 U.S. Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and Congressman Jared Polis (D-CO) introduced the Investing IN States To Achieve Tuition Equity (IN-STATE) for Dreamers Act of 2014. The IN-STATE for Dreamers Act establishes the American Dream Grant program, which encourages states to increase access to higher education for low-income students, regardless of immigration status.

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release

Washington, D.C. Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro released this statement following the U.S. House of Representatives vote to address the doubling of student loan rates:

“Education should bolster our economy and student debt should not cripple our workforce. In Texas, tuition and fees at public institutions have increased over 90% in the past decade.  This has caused students to increasingly rely on financial aid to supplement their education costs. On average, Texans have student loan debt of almost $23,000.

Jun 21, 2013 Page

Join Congressman Joaquin Castro for a screening of the nationally recognized documentary 'The Dream is Now.' Following the documentary screening, the San Antonio community is invited to join Representative Castro, those involved in the making of the film, DREAMers, and others for for an important conversation about humanizing the policy debate on immigration reform.

Documentary Screening: “The Dream Is Now”

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

At 6:00 pm

Bijou Theatre,Crossroads Mall

Jun 6, 2013 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Texas Congressman Joaquin Castro [TX-20] released this statement following the passage of an amendment to Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act [H.R. 2217] offered by Rep. Steve King [R-IA] that treat DREAMers, undocumented spouses of service members, and other immigrants in the same way as violent criminals.