June 2021: 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 influence, which fundamentally enrichesthe extraordinary character of our state and nation; and,


WHEREAS, immigrants have been tireless leaders in advancing rights and access to equal opportunity for all Americans;


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2021 as Immigrant Heritage Month in Michigan.