California: Governor Newsom Proclaims Immigrant Heritage Month 2023
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SACRAMENTO ~ California Governor Gavin Newsom has declared June 2023 as "Immigrant Heritage Month" in the state. The proclamation was issued on the 5th of June 2023 and is a recognition of the contributions made by immigrants to the state.

California is home to more immigrants than any other state in the country, with half of its children having at least one immigrant parent. Immigrants have helped shape California's history and progress, and are helping to define its future. The proclamation is an effort to honor and celebrate their foundational contributions.

Immigrants have had a significant impact on California's economy, universities, and communities. In 2019, immigrant business owners generated $24.8 billion in business income and contributed $42.6 billion in state and local taxes. Twenty-five of California's Fortune 500 companies were founded by immigrants or their descendants.

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Governor Newsom stated that California stands with immigrant families and is committed to meeting this moment with compassion, humanity, and smart policies. He also said that the state will continue to push for Congressional action to meet the needs of California's immigrant families and industry from Silicon Valley to Central Valley.

The proclamation also recognizes that immigrants are an integral part of the identity and growth of California as it is known today, with their diversity being a source of strength for the state. It calls for celebrating the ways that California and America are enriched by people from all different backgrounds while recommitting to ensuring opportunity for all generations to come.

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