American Civil Rights lawyer Vanita Gupta has made history. In the Senate, 51 votes were cast in favor of Gupta while 49 MPs voted against him. Gupta, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was born and raised in the Philadelphia area.
American Civil Rights lawyer Vanita Gupta has made history by becoming the first Indian-origin associate attorney general. He has been elected to the post of Associate Attorney General by the US Parliament. Vanita has become the first black to hold the third largest post in the Ministry of Justice. In the Senate, 51 votes were cast in favor of Gupta while 49 MPs voted against him. Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski voted in favor of Gupta, disassociating himself from his party’s stance. This brought 51 votes to the Democrats’ court and historically confirmed Gupta’s name.
Indian-origin Vanita Gupta created history in America
Vice-President Kamala Harris was present in the Senate to cast her vote in the face of an equal vote. Let us tell you that both parties have 50-50 members in the 100-member Senate in the US. President Joe Biden said, “Congratulations to Vanita Gupta on being elected as Associate Attorney General.” She has created history as the first black woman. Now, I appeal to the Senate to confirm the name of Kristen Clarke as well. Both are highly qualified, highly respected lawyers who are dedicated to improving racial equality and justice. ” Gupta is also the first civil rights lawyer to serve on one of the top three positions in the Ministry of Justice.
US Parliament elected as associate attorney general
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer played a key role in confirming Gupta’s name. He said, “Gupta will bring a long overdue vision to our federal law enforcement agency.” Gupta, the daughter of Indian immigrants, was born and raised in the Philadelphia area. He has had a brilliant career in the fight for civil rights. He received a BA degree from Yale University and a Juris Doctor degree from New York University. Gupta started his career at the age of 28 with the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. Where he succeeded in reversing the judgments of 38 black Americans wrongly convicted in drug cases in Texas.
While fighting in the American Civil Freedom Association (ACLU), he fought to end mass incarceration and secured a historic settlement against Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICA) on behalf of refugee children. That ended the system of detaining families at the center. From 2014 to 2017, Gupta served as Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights under former President Barack Obama. Indian-American groups have congratulated Gupta on this historic achievement.