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Rep. Barragán Introduces Resolution to Recognize Contributions of Immigrants During Immigrant Heritage Month


28 June 2024

Contact: Kevin G. McGuire | 202-538-2386

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, during Immigrant Heritage Month, Congresswoman Nanette Barragán (CA-44) introduced a resolution to recognize the immense contributions of immigrants to our country and society.

“Immigrants built America and continue to make incredible contributions to our country’s economy, institutions, and culture,” said Rep. Barragán. “Immigrants work tough jobs in construction, farming, and manufacturing, and many, including our DREAMers have thrived as doctors, nurses, lawyers, and students. Immigrants work hard, pay their taxes, and make our country great. I am proud to work with my colleagues in Congress to uplift their voices and advocate for their priorities. In response to increased anti-immigrant rhetoric in our politics, it is critical Congress send a message to the millions of immigrants who love this country and came here in search of their American Dream – home is here.”

The following Members cosponsored the resolution: Rep. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC), Rep. Shelia Jackson-Lee (TX-18), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (MI-05), Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-36), Rep. Barbara Lee (CA-12), Rep. Andre Carson (IN-07), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (NY-13), Rep. Ritchie Torres (NY-15), Rep. Hank Johnson (GA-04), Rep. Delia Ramirez (IL-03), Rep. Katherine Clarke (MA-05), Rep. Raul Grijalva (AZ-07), Rep. Shri Thanedar (MI-13), Rep. Juan Vargas (CA-52), Rep. Nikema Williams (GA-05), Rep. Grace Napolitano (CA-31), Rep. Andrea Salinas (OR-06), Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02), Rep. Sylvia Garcia (TX-29), Rep. Jahana Hayes (CT-05), Rep. Darren Soto (FL-09), Rep. Tony Cardenás (CA-29), Rep. Rob Menendez (NJ-08), Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY-14), Rep. Mark Takano (CA-39), Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-33), and Rep. Robert Garcia (CA-42).

The resolution is supported by and the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights (CHIRLA).

You can read the full resolution here.

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Congressmember Nanette Barragán represents California’s 44th District.  She sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and works on environmental justice and healthcare issues.  She is also Chair of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC).