DALCA Biden Diwali Celebration: Like every time, this year also Diwali celebrations were celebrated with pomp at the White House of America. This year’s celebration was very special for Indian Americans struggling with visa problem. In this celebration, President Joe Biden had invited three special guests. President Joe Biden invited three young Indian Americans to his Diwali reception. These are the youths who are facing extradition from America.
Biden’s message of solidarity with DALCA
President Biden tried to send a message of solidarity with the Deferred Action Legal Childhood Arrivals (DALCA) through this initiative. Three young Indian-Americans who attended the ceremony said they were delighted to be joining the President and the Vice President at the White House. Deep Patel, one of the invited youth, said that after attending the Diwali celebrations with the President and the Vice President, we are hopeful that the problem of children facing extradition will be resolved by the end of the year. Along with Deep Patel, Prareen Mhatre and Athulya Rajkumar attended the festival. Mhatre said that it is very close to our heart. Athulya Rajkumar said that our presence here shows that the President and the Vice President care about us and they have heard about us.
Came to America on the visa of parents at a young age, now in danger of extradition
There are children in the DALCA group who came to America with their parents at a young age and were living here, but now after becoming adults, they have been instructed to return to their country. The problem is that now they are young and because of this they cannot live in America on the visa of their parents. At present, there are two lakh such Indians in America, most of them are American. Invited to the Diwali celebration at the White House, Deep Patel is the founder of the Improve the Dream organization. This organization is a campaign for children who have grown up as children of long-time visa holders, but due to old age facing extradition. By inviting the youth of the DALCA group to the Diwali celebrations, the US President has indicated that he too has an eye on the problems of these children.