Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden campaign announced that Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) is Joe Biden’s pick for vice president. Her nomination is historic, she is the first Black and AAPI woman nominated for vice president, and she is also the proud daughter of immigrants.
Cristina Jiménez, co-founder of United We Dream Action, said:
“Over the last four years, Senator Harris has fought alongside immigrant youth and our families against the Trump administration’s heinous attacks. When Trump attacked DACA, when he released the Muslim ban, and when he snatched children from the arms of their parents, Senator Harris defended our communities. Senator Harris is also a staunch supporter of a pathway to citizenship for all immigrants and defunding the deportation force of ICE and CBP.
Senator Harris is not a perfect candidate, specifically her record as a prosecutor has harmed people of color. Immigrant youth of United We Dream Action will continue to push her and presidential candidate Joe Biden to commit to take bolder action that protects immigrants, Black and brown people from the threat of deportation, jailing and death at the hands of police and enforcement agents.
United We Dream Action is committed to defeating Trump and his Republican enablers, and to work with a future Biden-Harris administration on policies that help people without hurting people.”