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Indian-Americans sworn into Congress in record numbers

Kamala Harris

By: Eastern Eye Staff

A record five Indian-Americans have been sworn in as members of the US Congress, scripting history for the minority ethnic community that comprises just one per cent of America’s population. Kamala Harris, 52, whose mother was from India and father from Jamaica, was sworn in on Tuesday (3) as the Democrat senator from California. She is the first Indian-American to have ever served in the senate. Harris, who was California’s attorney general, replaced senator Barbara Boxer, who decided against seeking re-election. She is one of the seven new senators to take office in the new Congress. “I am humbled and…

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