This week, the White House Office of Public Engagement convened over 100 Latino leaders from the Salvadoran community to discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts and investments within the Latino community.

During the briefing, participants discussed the United States-El Salvador relation, including economic accomplishments of the Administration pertaining to President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda, the Justice40 Initiative, and affordable housing investments.

Speakers uplifted the historic investments secured by the Biden-Harris Administration through private partnerships to address the root causes of migration in Central America and praised the economic investments to the Latino community as part of President Biden’s economic agenda Bidenomics, and shared their successful stories on how their communities have benefited from it.

Biden-Harris Administration officials will continue working with the community to deliver on the President’s efforts to advance equity for the Latino community.

Administration Participants Included:

  • Ryan Hathaway, Director for Environmental Justice, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Amar Bhardwaj, Policy Advisor, White House Infrastructure Implementation Team
  • Sol Ortega, Senior Advisor for Public Engagement, White House Office of Public Engagement
  • Oliva Lopez, Director for Central America & Caribbean, National Security Council Elizabeth Bhargava, Assistant Secretary for Administration, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Eric Jacobstein, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Central America, Department of State
  • Daniel Delgado, Director, Border and Immigration Policy, Department of Homeland Security
  • Dr. John Garcia III, Senior Advisor, Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development, U.S. Department of Education
  • Amanda Hines, Central America Strategy Team Lead, Department of State
  • Jasmin Chavez, Special Assistant, White House Initiative on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics


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