Kamala Harris invokes Indian heritage to Donald Trump`s immigration plan
Kamala Harris, the first Indian-origin Senator castigated President Donald Trump`s merit-based immigration plan saying it was ``short-sighted`` and invoked her unique background as a Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020 -- being the daughter of an Indian immigrant. Trump has rolled out the system that would prioritise high-skilled workers over those who already have relatives in the country when determining who receives green cards. Harris, Senator from California, criticised the proposal, which Democratic leaders have vowed to fight, saying that Americans routinely celebrate a ``unified culture`` and the US Constitution guarantees equality for all people. ``I found the announcement today to be short-sighted,`` said the 54-year-old California Democrat, slamming the Trump plan before an Asian American audience in Las Vegas. On the plan`s intention to award immigrants certain points based on education or skills, Harris said, ``We cannot allow people to start parsing and pointing fingers and creating hierarchies among immigrants.`` ``The beauty of the tradition of our country has been to say, when you walk through the door, you are equal. We spoke those words in 1776, `we are all equal` and should be treated that way.