Haris Alic and Charles Fain Lehman

Castro Plans to Grant Millions Amnesty, Gut Immigration Enforcement

Proposal removes criminal penalties for those entering U.S. illegally

Julian CastroDemocratic presidential candidate Julian Castro unveiled a far-reaching immigration plan on Tuesday that would make it easier for illegal immigrants to enter and remain in the United States. Castro, who served as secretary of housing and urban development in the Obama administration, is the first 2020 Democrat to present a detailed immigration plan. The plan comes as Castro struggles to gain traction in a crowded Democratic field, despite being the only Latino running. He outlined his vision in a post on Medium.