President Biden on Thursday signed into law legislation that aims to combat the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans that has occurred since the coronavirus pandemic.
“Because of you, history will remember this day and this moment when our nation took action to combat hate,” Vice President Harris said at the bill signing, thanking the lawmakers who worked on the legislation in Congress.
She noted that there have been 6,600 cases of hate crimes targeted at Asian Americans since March 2020, the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“This violence, it did not come from nowhere and none of it is new,” Harris said.
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