WHEREAS, generations of immigrants 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; 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 2016 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.