Pelosi Statement on Hispanic Heritage Month

September 15, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement in recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month:

“During Hispanic Heritage Month, our nation honors our country’s vibrant, hard-working, entrepreneurial and patriotic Latino community.  This year, we mark this occasion as our nation confronts a coronavirus pandemic that has inflicted a disproportionate and devasting impact on communities of color, bringing to light the health and economic disparities faced by many Latinos and Latinas — with millions unemployed, food-insecure or at risk of being evicted from their homes.

“Instead of joining Democrats to lift up our Latino community and all Americans in need, the Trump Administration continues to double down on its hateful anti-immigrant agenda.  From its barbaric family separation policy, its unconstitutional sabotage of the Census and its cruel ending of DACA and Temporary Protected Status for nearly 400,000 immigrants from Latin America and the Caribbean, there is no limit to the depths this Administration will go to to undermine our immigrant communities.

“Our Latino community has always been a central part of our American story, strengthening and enriching our nation, and making America more American.  This month and every month, House Democrats are committed to lifting up our Latino community and opposing the Trump Administration’s campaign of hatred and xenophobia.  That is why we stood strong to protect the Census, protect immigrant families at the border and passed the American Dream and Promise Act to provide relief to our courageous young Dreamers and hard-working TPS and DED recipients.  And unlike this Administration, Democrats continue to fight for our fellow Americans who call Puerto Rico home as they continue to recover from devastating hurricanes and earthquakes.  Democrats will never stop fighting to honor our heritage as a nation of immigrants as we work to build a brighter future for the Latino community and for all Americans.”