Longtime political analyst Henry Flores stated he thought the bust behind the Resolute Desk within the Oval Workplace appeared acquainted.
Flores stated, “I took a closer look and I said, ‘My goodness, that’s Cesar Chavez!’”
The late Cesar Chavez is the Latino icon who helped set up farmworkers and co-founded the United Farmworkers, together with Dolores Huerta, who coined the phrase, “Si Se Puede.”
Chavez was posthumously introduced the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom, by President Clinton. Huerta additionally was honored by President Obama with the Medal of Freedom.
Flores stated the bust of Cesar Chavez was amongst President Joe Biden’s cherished household images as he signed greater than a dozen government orders on Thursday. Some had been actions taken by President Trump focusing on immigrants.
Flores stated he requested himself what sort of message was the newly-inaugurated President making an attempt to ship.
He stated the message to Latinos appeared clear, “You’re part of the family. We welcome you in.”
Biden has made Latino points a high precedence to start out off his new administration, Flores stated.
Amongst them, extending protections for Dreamers dropped at the U.S. illegally as kids by their kids, a pathway to citizenship for them and different immigrants, in addition to stopping building and funding for the border wall.
Flores stated, “These are things that a lot of them have wanted for a long, long time.”
He additionally stated Biden understands that Latinos are the nation’s largest minority.
“We’re much larger than African-Americans and our population is proliferating all over the nation,” Flores stated.
He additionally stated Latinos now have higher illustration in Congress, together with Congressman Joaquin Castro, who will function an impeachment supervisor in Trump’s upcoming trial.
Nevertheless, Senator John Cornyn tweeted Thursday the immigration proposal that Biden has put forth has a “lack of clarity.” In his tweet, Cornyn stated, many Democrats have informed him privately that it was “mostly symbolic — a gesture to advocates that’s unlikely to come to fruition.”
Flores stated he acknowledges Democrats maintain a slight majority in the home, with a 50-50 cut up within the Senate, so Republican assist remains to be wanted.
If not, Flores stated Republicans may pay a price for not supporting Biden’s Latino agenda.
“If they’re the ones responsible for not getting this legislation through, he’ll just point to them and say, ‘Look, which party really cares for you?’ That’s what he’s saying.”
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