United States President Joe Biden issued a proclamation designating June as National Immigrant Heritage Month emphasizing that America is a nation of immigrants who have for centuries furthered the interests of the nation by their dreams.
"America is more than a place; it is an idea. It is the idea that everyone is created equal and deserves to be treated equally throughout their lives and that everyone should have a fair shot and an equal chance to get ahead. That is what has drawn people to our shores for centuries. It is what makes us who we are. And that very idea of America has been advanced by immigrants from every part of the world," the President said.
Being the descendant of Irish immigrants, Biden highlighted his ancestors as well as Vice President Kamala Harris' along with many others came to America for a better future for their children and their courage will be celebrated during the National Immigrant Heritage Month.
"Many families also came to America in search of a better future and the promise of the American Dream, and each wave of newcomers brings energy and new ideas to move our Nation forward," Biden said reiterating the contributions of immigrants to American society across various sectors such as health, businesses, diplomacy and culture.
In his proclamation the President also stressed on the need to fasten legislation that will fix the American immigration system and provide pathways to citizenship for dreamers, temporary visa workers and others. "Let us come together again in a bipartisan way to fix our broken immigration system for good. Until the Congress acts, my Administration will keep using every tool we have to make the system more orderly, safe, and humane."
Urging the citizens to celebrate the nation's immigrants and learn more about America's diversity, Biden concluded, "Immigration has always been essential to America, and this month, we reflect on the strength and spirit of immigrants that have been passed down through families and infused in our Nation."