Afghan -The Americans are trying to get the vice president Kamala Harris to hear their pleas, including Willy Moosayar, 24, who says voters " expected much more "of the country's first female VP born to immigrants.
Moosayar, the son of Afghan immigrants, demonstrated in front of California Gouv. Gavin Newsom Anti-recall rally Wednesday in San Leandro, where Harris joined the governor to campaign on his behalf, as FOX 40 Sacramento reported for the first time.
The player 24 years oldstressed that he and other protesters were not there to express their support for or against the Newsom remembers, but rather to deliver a message to the vice president as the Biden administration continues its work to withdraw hundreds of US citizens and allies from Afghanistan after ordering the full withdrawal of the US military from the country by August 31.
"You know, we were thrilled to have Kamala - a woman of color, the daughter of an immigrant - in our government as a vice-first woman vice president because w We thought we could connect with her, she will feel for us "Moosayar told Fox News. "But that was a total disappointment, that 's why we were there. Willy Moosayar at a protest (Credit: Willy Moosayar)
Willy Moosayar at a demonstration (Credit: Willy Moosayar)
He added that the Afghan-Americans "were there for the support "when she ran for president, and now, " the Afghan people are watching her. "
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"As the leader of a powerful nation and as the leader of a country like America, we expected a lot more from her," Moosayar said. "I know that a large part of the Afghan community supported her throughout her campaign and was very happy to have her as vice president. But it is clearly a disappointment for us. "
California - especially the Bay Area - is home tosome of the largest t Afghan communities in the United States
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"I mean, guilt kills us, " Moosayar said of his family. Their home in Afghanistan was "bombed " and "destroyed " after they left the country.
"There 's nothing there My parents wouldn ' t have fled if they hadn 't had the chance to become [refugees] in America ", said he declared. "I wouldn't be here today. They wouldn't be here today. So, we were given a second chance to live and come and pursue the American dream. And this 'was an act of humanity for us. "
Now his family and other Afghan and Afghan-American immigrants feel an " obligation "to help others soughtnt refuge in the United States, and they turn to Harris, a former senator from California, for acknowledging that she was willing to offer her help.
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From Protesters like Moosayar also want Harris's assurance that the US government will refuse to recognize the Tablian as an official government or Afghanistan and refuse any form of relationship with the terrorist group.
" They are not a government, " he explained. "I mean, most of these officials were released from Guantanamo Bay or prisons in Pakistan, and they now run a country of over 30 million people. Can you imagine what America would do? if we had a pribell as president? "
Protesters demand not only the "support " of the vice president, but a "game plan " what the Biden administration is "I'm going to do to help Afghanistan.
The Biden administration has returned over 6,000 US citizens and lawful permanent residents to United States Under What the White House So far we describe it as "Operation Allies Welcome ".
Fox News 'Brooke Singman contributed to this report.