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Biden Appoints 2 More Indian-Americans To Key Administration Positions

The Biden administration has appointed greater than 55 Indian-Americans to key administrative positions.


US President Joe Biden has appointed two extra Indian-Americans in key administrative positions, in keeping with the most recent checklist introduced by the White House on Friday.

Chiraag Bains has been appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Criminal Justice and Pronita Gupta has been named Special Assistant to the President for Labour and Workers.

The announcement for appointing Mr Bains and Ms Gupta was a part of greater than 20 appointments of further coverage workers who will serve with the White House Covid Response Team, Domestic Climate Policy Office, Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council.

“These qualified, impressive, and dedicated individuals reflect the diversity and strength of America and will play critical roles advancing the Biden-Harris administration’s commitment to tackling the crises we face and building back our country better,” the White House stated.

The Biden administration has to date appointed greater than 55 Indian-Americans to key administrative place.

Born in Ottawa to Indian dad and mom, Mr Bains was the Director of Legal Strategies at Demos, a nationwide public coverage organisation the place he led voting rights litigation and advocacy throughout the nation. Before that, he was a senior fellow at Harvard Law School and on the Open Society Foundations.

He grew to become a naturalised citizen in 2000. His mom at the moment resides in Massachusetts.

From 2010 to 2017, Mr Bains served within the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division, first as a prosecutor of civil rights crimes after which as senior counsel to the Assistant Attorney General.

He was a member of the staff that investigated and sued Ferguson, Missouri, for constitutional violations. Mr Bains clerked for the Karen Nelson Moore on the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Nancy Gertner within the District of Massachusetts.

He graduated from Yale College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.

Ms Gupta, who has been appointed as Special Assistant to the President for Labour and Workers, until most just lately was the director of job high quality for the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP).

Prior to becoming a member of CLASP, she served because the deputy director of the Women’s Bureau within the US Department of Labour below President Barack Obama.

She additionally beforehand served as senior director of programmes for the Women Donors Network (WDN) in addition to analysis director for Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy.

Ms Gupta additionally served as analysis director for SCOPE/AGENDA in Los Angeles, and for the Living Wage Campaign on the LA Alliance for a New Economy (LAANE).

Early in her profession she served as government director of Institute for Southern Studies and legislative director for the US Student Association. Raised in Rochester, NY, Gupta holds an MPA from Columbia University and a BA in Government from Clark University.

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