New York: US President-elect Donald Trump should begin work to kick-starting the economy, enforcing immigration laws and tackling terrorism in Asia, a US-India political action committee has said, as it expressed confidence that the US will have "greater relations" with India under his presidency.
The US-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) congratulated Trump on winning the 2016 Presidential race and commended efforts of all Indian-American supporters who canvassed and fund raised for this successful campaign.
USINPAC Indiana Chair and Chair for Asians for Trump-Pence Campaign Raju Chinthala described Trump's election win as "historical" in American history, saying "he has changed a major political system in the US. He will be a great president and will build greater relations with India."
Assuring the support of Indian-Americans to a Trump administration, USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri said Trump "must work on kick-starting the economy, tackling ISIS and terrorism in Asia. The Indian-American community congratulates President Trump on such a decisive win and pledges to work with the new administration."
RNC National Committee woman from California Harmeet Kaur Dhillon said Trump’s "stunning" victory "heralds a new era of opportunity and promise" for all Americans, which will naturally benefit Indian-Americans.
With Trump's penchant for hiring the best talent, Dhillon expressed confidence that many prominent Indian-Americans will be inducted into the new administration.
"As a diverse community, Indian-Americans can expect the new President to focus on lowering regulatory burdens, reducing taxes on individuals and corporations, focusing on jobs and growth for America before other countries, enforce the laws of the United States, including its immigration laws, and keep our nation safe from harm," Dhillon said.
Dhillon added that the country’s leaders have failed to put the nation first, enabling foreign nations to perceive America as weak.
The committee said foreign policy challenges for Trump will include eliminating ISIS, renegotiating the Nato treaty, reconfiguring US relations with Russia and the war in Syria and illegal immigration.
"President Trump now has the mandate to navigate the party to the future with a mix of conservatism and populism," it said.
The political action committee focuses on the over 3.2 million Indian-Americans and works on issues that concern the community. It supports candidates for local, state and federal office and encourages political participation by the Indian- American community.