WHEREAS, generations of immigrants from every corner of the globe have built our country’s economy and created the unique character of our nation;
WHEREAS, immigrants continue to grow businesses, innovate, strengthen our economy, and create American jobs in Michigan;
WHEREAS, immigrants have provided the United States with unique social and cultural influence, fundamentally enriching the extraordinary character of our nation;
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; and
WHEREAS, despite these countless contributions, the role of immigrants in building and enriching our nation has frequently been overlooked and undervalued throughout our history and continuing to the present day;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan do hereby proclaim June 2014 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.