American policymakers are blind to India’s importance: Three influential American congressmen emphasized that a strong India meant a strong US and pledged to promoting the partnership between the world’s two most vital democracies.
Their remarks came during a reception held by the Indian Embassy on Tuesday for Minister of Science and Technology Jitendra Singh, who was in town.
“A strong India is a strong US,” said Haley Stevens, vice chair of the Science, Space, and Technology Committee.
According to her, “as democratic nations with huge geographic territories, we face complicated global difficulties. From climate change to a pandemic; challenges we can convert into possibilities; challenges that drive us to continue coming together.”
The woman remarked that this is why I have such faith in the solid US-India partnership.
The 11th Congressional District in Michigan, where Congresswoman Stevens comes from, has one of the highest concentrations of Indian Americans.
American policymakers are blind to India’s importance
“This partnership has directly helped my towns, not just in terms of population and human capital,” the representative added. “Companies like Mahindra opted to become the first OEM (original equipment manufacturer) headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan, after 25 years.”
According to Californian Congressman Jerry McNerney, anyone who doesn’t see the significance of the connection between the United States and India is blind.
“India has huge intellectual firepower, and you’re exercising that potential to alter the world,” he told the small group of attendees. Including representatives from the Biden administration and the Indian team in town on official business.
In her remarks, Congresswoman Deborah Ross, who represents the North Carolina region of the Research Triangle. Which has a sizable Indian-American population, emphasized the significance of the US-India relationship. She also serves on the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees.
According to her, “as democratic nations with huge geographic territories. We face complicated global difficulties, from climate change to a pandemic.
Challenges we can convert into possibilities; challenges that drive us to continue coming together.”
Foreign people who entered the country as dependents while holding a temporary, non-immigrant visa—typically a work visa—for their parents are known as “documented dreamers.” At 21, kids will no longer qualify for this dependent status under US immigration rules.
“More than 200,000 of our young people force to relocate. This evening, we had numerous chats. Why would this nation invest in such amazing people and then send them to our rivals? she questioned.
“We must ensure that our immigration policy allows talented individuals to live and work wherever they choose. Give them the chance to create and collaborate with creative people; I hope that happens in the United States of America. And I’ll keep pushing for it, Ross said.