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June 2022: Immigrant Heritage Month

WHEREAS, generations of immigrants have settled in the United States from every corner of the globe and have built our country’s economy; and,

WHEREAS, immigrants continue to grow businesses, offer innovative ideas, strengthen our economy and create jobs in Michigan; and,

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

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

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2022 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.