September 14, 2018

Chairman Crowley Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

House Democratic Caucus Chairman Joe Crowley (D-NY) issued the following statement in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month:

“During Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the cultures and traditions woven into the rich fabric of American society and recognize the contributions Latinos make to our country every day.

“But as we recognize this month’s importance, we must also acknowledge and address the many challenges the Latino community faces today.

“One year after Hurricane Maria, the Trump administration continues to neglect our brothers and sisters in Puerto Rico as they struggle to rebuild the island. And President Trump is demonizing and promoting an anti-immigrant agenda, refusing to bring relief and certainty to DREAMers, and tearing immigrant families apart.

“This month, let us reaffirm our commitment to fight against the anti-immigrant and xenophobic policies, and work to elevate and promote opportunities for the Latino community.”