Originally Published in CNN
Opinion by Julián Castro - April 12, 2021
Editor's Note: Julián Castro is a former presidential candidate, secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Obama and former mayor of San Antonio, Texas. The views expressed in this commentary are his own. Read more opinion articles on CNN.
(CNN) Like the children arriving at our border every day, my grandmother came to the US from Mexico at seven years old seeking a better life. She worked as a maid, a cook and a babysitter to provide for her family. Two generations later, one of her grandsons is serving in Congress and the other had the opportunity to serve in President Barack Obama's cabinet.