Luz Castro currently serves as the Associate Director of Policy at Inclusive Action, leading their worker justice, safety net, and financial systems policy portfolios. Additionally, she serves as the policy co-chair at the Immigrants are Los Angeles (IRLA) Coalition, where she ensures the inclusion of immigrants in the LA County budget process. Inclusive Action is a non-profit and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) dedicated to advancing economic justice through research, policy, and advocacy.

Motivated by a desire to understand the impact of policies on her everyday life, Luz began her career in the offices of Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard and Rep. Linda Sanchez. In her previous role at CHIRLA, she spearheaded the federal policy portfolio and played a crucial role in national campaigns to reform the US immigration system, including ‘We are Home,’ ‘Value our Families,’ and the ‘Fair Immigration Reform Movement.’ Luz also initiated CHIRLA’s ‘All in for Registry’ campaign, aiming to create a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented individuals through an update to the immigration registry.

In the 117th and 118th Congress, Luz played a key role in introducing one of the most straightforward and comprehensive legalization bills: Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act of 1929. This bill proposes updating the immigration registry statute, allowing immigrants to qualify for green cards after residing in the U.S. for at least seven years. Luz brings expertise in immigration policy, coupled with extensive experience in advocacy, civic engagement, and organizing.

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