Julián Castro's file:

Democrat from Texas

Julián Castro, initially elected mayor of San Antonio in May 2009, keynoted the 2012 Democratic National Convention.

Recent statements involving Julián Castro

Says Dan Patrick "proposed Arizona-style show-me-your-papers legislation."

Up "to 45 percent" of illegal immigrants "are not people that physically crossed the southern border or northern border. They are visa overstayers."

"We’re seeing now 30 straight months of private-sector job growth, 4.6 million jobs created."

"Seven presidents before (Barack Obama) -- Republicans and Democrats -- tried to expand health care to all Americans."

Says Mitt Romney told university students in Ohio that to start a business, they should "borrow money if you have to from your parents."  

Recent stories featuring Julián Castro

Dan Patrick sought to require officers to inquire into legal status of suspects:

San Antonio’s mayor said Dan Patrick proposed Arizona-style "show-me-your-papers legislation." Patrick called that a lie.

Truth-O-Meter says…

Patrick, Castro spar over immigration in San Antonio:

Dan Patrick and Julián Castro faced off over immigration, getting chances to improve their respective Truth-O-Meter records.

Julián Castro critique of Romney's advice sparked No. 2 readers' favorite:

When a Texan gave the keynote address at the Democratic National Convention, the Texas Truth-O-Meter kicked into gear. The resulting check of a claim about Mitt Romney proved to be our readers No. 2 favorite of the year.

PolitiFact Texas at the Texas Tribune Festival:

We listened to speakers at the second annual Texas Tribune Festival. Hear anything we should check?


Julián Castro echoes Clinton:

Castro tracks Clinton about job gains on Obama's watch.

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