Latino community has high hopes for Biden’s first 100 days

Written by on January 20, 2021

Latino community has high hopes for Biden’s first 100 days

By Genesis Ortega

January 20, 2021

In this June 11, 2020, file photo Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden smiles while speaking during a roundtable on economic reopening with community members in Philadelphia. As of January 20, 2021, Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

The Latino vote helped Joe Biden win the presidency. 

Lehigh Valley radio and TV host Victor Martinez is in Washington D.C. for Joe Biden’s inauguration. His hopes regarding Biden’s inaugural address and the first 100 days of the new administration are running high. 

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He is pleased with the promises Biden has been making to the Latino community. But he’s interested to see if the new president will walk the walk after he’s been sworn in. 

“What we want to hear from Biden is some of the things that we are already hearing. The fact that we have for the first time two Latinos in the Presidential Cabinet. And those are things that not only we want to hear them, but those are things he promised,” Martinez says.  

He’s optimistic that Biden will deliver on promises to reform immigration policy. 

That’s a promise that Joe Biden made while he was Vice President with Barack Obama. It was a promise that was not kept. And what we’re hearing already for immigration, we are told that within the first 100 days this is going to be a priority. 

Martinez says the Latino community is hopeful that a more inclusive administration will ultimately lead to a more united country. 

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