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June 2024: Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan

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

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

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

WHEREAS, immigrants have been leaders, securing their own rights and access to equal opportunity, and also campaigning to create a more fair and just society for all;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, and Garlin Gilchrist II, lieutenant governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2024 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.