Record 102 women sworn into US House of Representatives

Record 102 women sworn into US House of Representatives

“Today, I was sworn into the 116th Congress, our most diverse and most progressive Congress yet”, said Pramila Jayapal, the first Indian-American woman elected to the House of Representatives. Continue reading Record 102 women sworn into US House of Representatives

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“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

“It is not a crime to come to the United States to seek asylum; in fact, it is a right provided by international treaty”, Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici said after meeting the immigrant detainees “who came to the United States seeking a better life”. Continue reading “Inhumane” treatment meted out to immigrant detainees, including 52 Indians, held in Oregon federal prison

Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act

Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act

Democratic Congresswoman Judy Chu of California noted that among the DACA recipients (called Dreamers) are over 3,000 from India, more than 7,000 from South Korea, nearly 5,000 from the Philippines, some 2,000 from Pakistan, and thousands of others who are Asian Pacific Islanders (APIs). “They all deserve a chance to achieve the American dream”, she said. Continue reading Democratic lawmakers pledge unwavering support for passing clean DREAM Act