Kamala Harris for VP: A Champion for Immigrants

Kamala Harris for VP: A Champion for Immigrants

Senator Kamala Harris waves to crowd after announcing her candidacy for president. Oakland, CA/USA – Jan 27, 2019 (Shutterstock)

Los Angeles: The CHIRLA Action Fund cheered Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s pick of Sen. Kamala Harris for his vice-president. In choosing Harris, he has made a historic choice of a woman of color, the first-ever by either party, only the third woman chosen for that post.

Harris, a daughter of immigrants, is also a champion for immigrants with whom we have worked for years, and whom we can trust to fight for immigration law justice. As California’s junior senator, Ms. Harris for years has worked hand-in-hand with the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA) and the CHIRLA Action Fund and its allies, supporting measures that bring justice and equity for immigrants.

Angelica Salas, President of the CHIRLA Action Fund stated: “We are very satisfied with Presidential Candidate Joe Biden’s decision to pick Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. First, she represents California and knows its priorities. “Second, she has been a champion in the struggle for the rights of immigrants. She has been with us when we needed her, defending our community against all the noxious policies of President Trump and protesting alongside us outside the detention centers. We know she will work to ensure our families are reunited and our children are liberated. “We are happy because we know we can work with her to finally achieve what we need: immigration justice and comprehensive reform that grants legal status to our entire community. We are committed to working with Biden and with Harris to move this country forward.”

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