Biden signs Anti-hate crime bill into law

According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, about a third of Asian-American adults fear assault.

President Joe Biden signed into law a law to combat hate crimes against Asian Americans during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Biden, who has previously called on Congress to pass the law as soon as possible, thanked lawmakers for their support for the initiative.

“Today, I can say that thanks to all of you, many of you, sitting right in front of me, we have taken this first and important step,” the president said, speaking at the White House. Biden noted a “shocking spike” in hate crimes against Asian Americans during the coronavirus pandemic.

“I want to say to all those who suffer – we see it… And we are determined to put an end to hatred and prejudice,” Biden added.

Vice President Kamala Harris said the law brought the country “one step closer to ending hatred against not only Asian Americans but also all Americans.”

According to Harris, the Justice Department will now be able to review hate crimes more quickly.

The law provides for the creation of a special position in the Department of Justice dedicated to this issue and improved reporting on hate crimes at the state and local levels.

The passage of the bill was “a clear signal of solidarity, showing that the Senate will not turn a blind eye to the wave of anti-Asian violence in the country,” said the author of the bill, Senator Mazie Hirono, representing the state of Hawaii. According to a recent Pew Research Center survey, about a third of Asian-American adults fear assault. This is more than among other ethnic groups. At the same time, 81 percent of Asian-American adults reported an increase in violence against them, while among all American adults; just over half of the respondents gave this answer.

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