June 2017: Immigrant Heritage Month

WHEREAS, generations of immigrants who have settled in the United States legally from every corner of the globe have built our country’s economy and created the unique character of our nation; and,

WHEREAS, immigrants continue to grow businesses, innovate, strengthen our economy and create American jobs in Michigan; and,

WHEREAS, immigrants have provided the United States with unique social and cultural influence, fundamentally enriching the extraordinary character of our nation; and,

WHEREAS, immigrants have been tireless leaders not only in securing their own rights and access to equal opportunity, but have also campaigned to create a fairer and more just society for all Americans;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2017 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.