Raja Krishnamoorthi represents Illinois’s eighth congressional district within the House of Representatives
Indian-American Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi has been appointed as co-chair of the essential Immigration Task Force of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, based on an announcement.
Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal, the 55-year-old first Indian-American lady to be elected to the House of Representatives, is the chair of the task force.
The goal of the immigration task force is to assist in points like assist laws to guard Dreamers and Temporary Protect Status (TPS) recipients, assist complete immigration reform, restore due course of for immigrants, promote entry to Citizenship and integration of AAPI immigrants amongst different issues.
“I’m honoured to be appointed as a co-chair of the CAPAC Immigration Task Force alongside co-chair Representative Pramila Jayapal as we proceed to combat to make sure our immigration system displays American values,” 47-year-old Krishnamoorthi mentioned in an announcement.
Mr. Krishnamoorthi represents Illinois’s eighth congressional district within the House of Representatives.
“My dad and mom introduced our household to the United States from India after I was only some months outdated as a result of they believed within the American Dream, simply as immigrants do immediately,” he mentioned.
“I’m proud to be taking over this new function inside CAPAC on immigration points and to construct on my earlier work preventing to finish the Trump administration’s Muslim ban, move complete immigration reform, and reform our high-skilled immigration system,” he mentioned.
Mr. Krishnamoorthi mentioned he appears to be like ahead to persevering with this work and to bettering our immigration system for American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) immigrants and all different immigrants who want to name the US house.
Born right into a Tamil-speaking household in New Delhi, his household moved to Buffalo, New York when he was three months outdated.
Mr. Krishnamoorthi attended Princeton University, the place he earned a bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering. He additionally attended Harvard Law School.
In November, all of the 4 Indian-American Democratic lawmakers — Dr. Ami Bera, Ms. Jayapal, Ro Khanna and Mr. Krishnamoorthi — had been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.
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