A black bust of César Chávez, the famous American union leader and farm worker activist, glared into President Joe Biden’s back as he began his first official day in the Oval Office last week.
Every time a U.S. president is sworn into office, they are allowed to redecorate the Oval Office however they wish, and usually choose to add personal touches that reflect their vision for the country. Biden’s decision to include the bust of a labour leader who led immigrant farm workers to fight the brutal working conditions of California’s farms was not lost on those who support newcomers in both the U.S. and Canada.
On his first day in office, Biden ended a U.S. ban on immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries. He also halted construction of former president Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico. But Chris Ramsaroop, an organizer with Justicia for Migran
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