Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month
“As we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month this year, and honor the culture, achievements, and great contributions of the Latinx community that enrich our nation, we need also to pause for reflection. This year, the Latinx community is suffering disproportionally from COVID-19 – in terms of both health and economic stability. Countless DREAMers continue to live in limbo as the Trump Administration threatens their ability to stay here, at home, in United States. And the community continues to be targeted by Trump’s anti-immigrant agenda at the Census Bureau.
“And yet, the Latinx community carries on – contributing every day to the fabric of our nation and our recovery from the COVID pandemic; as essential workers, business owners, and teachers.
“This month, as we recognize the long and rich history of Latinx and Hispanic Americans, we should honor this history by fighting to fix our broken immigration system, working to make sure all communities – and especially essential workers—have the support they need to recover from the COVID pandemic, and making sure every single person, no matter their immigration status, is counted in the 2020 Census so that their communities get the representation and resources they need and deserve.”