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Rep. Roybal-Allard Celebrates Immigrant Heritage Month

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Washington, June 28, 2018 | Ben Soskin ((202) 225-1766) | comments
Today, Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40) released the following video in celebration of Immigrant Heritage Month: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4Z_kDXjYWY

The text of her remarks follows:

“Hello, I am Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard.

“June is Immigrant Heritage Month.  It is the time we pay special homage to the contributions immigrants make and have made to our country throughout our history.

“I am proud to represent the residents of California’s 40th Congressional District.  They are from diverse backgrounds, proud of their family roots, and united by a love of America and what it stands for.  Like all Americans, they are resilient, and determined to improve their lives and their communities.

“America has been built by immigrants from all over the world.  Each generation has enriched us with their traditions and the contributions they make to our country.  The diversity they bring is one of our nation’s greatest strengths.

“To ensure our country will remain a beacon of hope and moral authority for the rest of the world, we must continue to fight against the anti-immigrant policies of the Trump Administration.

“While making sure our borders are protected from those who will do us harm, we must also welcome immigrants to help keep our nation strong.  That is why I will continue to fight for bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform that treats immigrants humanely, keeps their families together, and creates a path to citizenship.

“Para asegurarnos que nuestro país siga siendo una luz de esperanza y autoridad moral para el resto del mundo, debemos continuar luchando contra las políticas antiinmigrantes de la Administración Trump.

“Mientras aseguramos que nuestras fronteras estén protegidas de aquellos que nos harían daño, también debemos dar la bienvenida a los inmigrantes para ayudar a mantener fuerte a nuestra nación. Es por eso que seguiré luchando por una reforma migratoria integral bipartidista que trate a los inmigrantes de forma humana, mantenga familias unidas e incluya un camino hacia la ciudadanía.

“¡Feliz Mes de la Herencia Inmigrante!  Please join me in celebrating Immigrant Heritage Month, and America’s rich immigrant tradition.”


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