Linda Sánchez Calls for Immigrant Heritage Month (May 29, 2014)
Washington, DC- Today,Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (D-CA) introduced legislation to recognize June as Immigrant Heritage Month. The resolution is the first of its kind and acknowledges the United States’ rich migrant history and the impact immigrants have had in making this a strong, resilient country.
“Our country has a rich and storied history thanks in part to the contributions of immigrants,” said Rep. Linda Sánchez. “Immigrants helped found this great nation and they continue to help it grow and prosper. Recognizing June as Immigrant Heritage Month honors their influence and the role they continue to play in shaping the history and culture of the United States. I hope my colleagues will join me in supporting this resolution to celebrate the contributions of past, present and future immigrants.”