(Albany, NY) - Today, State Senator Gustavo Rivera introduced a resolution to designate the month of June as Immigrant Heritage Month in the state of New York. For the fifth consecutive year, Senator Rivera's resolution serves to highlight, acknowledge and celebrate the countless contributions immigrant communities have made and continue to make to the Empire State.
"New York State has always been a beacon of hope for those who have left their countries of origin in search of a brighter future for themselves and their families. While the federal government continues to deliberately implement malicious policies to dehumanize and tear our communities apart, New York must never waiver in our commitment to provide them the support they need to fully thrive," said State Senator Gustavo Rivera. "As a Legislature, we will continue our work to enact policies that ensure our already embattled immigrant communities are provided the protections they deserve. I would like to thank my colleagues in the New York State Senate for adopting this resolution and joining me in celebrating our State's rich immigrant heritage." Check my speech on the floor of the Senate here.