Pelosi Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month
Contact: Drew Hammill/Caroline Behringer, 202-226-7616
Washington, D.C. – House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, which begins today:
“Hispanic Heritage Month celebrates the enduring contributions of Latinos throughout the history of the United States. The dreams and energy, cultural, scientific and artistic achievements, innovations and entrepreneurship of our sisters and brothers in the Latino community enrich our nation and honor the motto, ‘E Pluribus Unum’, out of many we are one.
“Today, our nation’s DREAMers, young people striving to build a future in the only land they’ve ever known as home, are continuing the legacy of immigrants who make America more American. President Obama’s historic immigration initiative for DREAMers recognized the important contributions of our immigrant communities to the strength and greatness of our country. We must fight back extremist rhetoric and xenophobia and tear down the wall of extreme Republican opposition preventing Congress from fixing our broken immigration system.
“House Democrats will continue to stand behind our young DREAMers and fight for the comprehensive immigration reform our country so urgently needs. In my home state of California and across America, we know that the beauty is in the mix and, this month, we are especially proud to celebrate the beautiful diversity of the Latino community.”
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