The United States helping to create economic opportunities in other countries could reduce the number of people who see America as their "only hope," according to Senator Alex Padilla.
President Joe Biden signed into law a historic $1.9 trillion stimulus bill on March 11 that is aimed at helping Americans through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vice President Kamala Harris swore in three new Democratic Senators on Wednesday, giving her party slight control over the congressional upper chamber.
The first Latino U.S. senator in the history of California is making his interest in the high-stakes issue of immigration clear to colleagues and constituents, and eyeing COVID relief for a state that has been battered by the pandemic, he told Newsweek.
Mayor London Breed called the appointment of Alex Padilla to fill Harris' Senate seat a "real blow" to the African American community.
Alex Padilla, a Democrat, is under fire from Republican congressmen over a contract his office awarded to a public affairs and political consulting firm.
"I'm honored, man. And I'm humbled. Because of them. I can't tell you how many pancakes my dad flipped or eggs he scrambled trying to provide for us. And the many, many years of my mom cleaning houses, doing the same thing," Padilla told Newsom, his voice trembling.
Latino organizations involved in a public effort to influence Gavin Newsom's decision told Newsweek it is time for a Latino to represent California.
California's Secretary of State Alex Padilla rebuked claims made in a lawsuit claiming the state failed to verify the citizenship of potential voters for DMV registrants as part of its "motor voter" program, which is "riddled with technical problems."