Joe Biden, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on Saturday prolonged his needs on Independence Day to all Indian Americans and Indians all the world over and mentioned New Delhi and Washington share a “special bond that has deepened over many years”.
He additionally took a swipe on the Trump administration for its crackdown on authorized immigration together with ”sudden” and ”dangerous” actions on H-1B visa and promised that if elected he would proceed to depend on Indian-American group that binds the 2 nations collectively.
In an occasion ”South Asians for Biden”, the previous Vice President mentioned: “Happy Indian Independence Day, we share a special bond that I’ve seen deepened over many years as a US Senator, and vice president. I watched, 15 years ago I was leading the efforts to approve the historic civil nuclear deal with India. I said that the United States and India became closer friends and partners, then the world will be a safer place,” he mentioned through the digital occasion.
“But I know it is hard and my heart goes out to all those of you who have been the targets in a rise in hate crimes, the crackdown of legal immigration, including the sudden and harmful actions on H-1B visas made America stronger and brought our nation’s closer… As President, I’ll also continue to rely on Indian American diaspora. It keeps our two nations together, as I have throughout my career, my constituents in Delaware. My staff of the Senate,” he added.
On June 22, the US President Donald Trump had signed a proclamation to briefly droop H-1B and several other classes of labor visas until the tip of the 12 months within the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Joe Biden praised Kamala Harris by saying she is wise, examined, and ready, including that the California Senator’s mom’s immigrant story to America makes her inspiring.
“Kamala Harris. Will we all know she’s smart, she’s tested, she’s prepared. But another thing that makes Kamala so inspiring is her mother’s immigrant story to America that started in India, with the pure courage and brought her daughters to this moment,” he mentioned.
Speaking after Joe Biden, Kamala Harris wished Independence Day and mentioned Indian and US communities are certain collectively by a lot greater than our shared historical past and tradition.
“To the people of India and to Indian Americans all across the United States. I want to wish you a happy Indian Independence Day. On August 15, 1947, men and women all over India rejoiced in the declaration of the independence of the country of India today on August 15, 2020, I stand before you as the first candidate for Vice President of the United States of South Asian descent,” she mentioned.