For the first time in our nation’s history, a person of color and daughter of immigrants is set to become the Vice-President of the United States.
Speaking to the crowd in Wilmington, Delaware on Saturday night, Kamala Harris proudly acknowledged her roots as the daughter of an Indian mother and Jamaican father. Speaking about her mother, Shyamala Gopalan Harris, Vice-President Elect Harris said “When she came here from India at the age of 19, she maybe didn’t quite imagine this moment. But she believed so deeply in an America where a moment like this is possible.”
Harris went on to say to the children of America watching this historic moment: “Dream with ambition, lead with conviction. And see yourselves in a way that others may not, simply because they’ve never seen it before, but know that we will applaud you every step of the way.”
At KIAC, we see the same dreams in our clients: dreams of making a better life for themselves and their children. We are thrilled to be sharing this exciting time with people around the country, and especially with you, our supporters and friends. Thank you so much for your steadfast support for immigrants and for KIAC. Together, we will keep working toward moments of possibility living in every human heart.
The KIAC Team