Congressman José E. Serrano

Representing the 15th District of New York

Congressman Serrano Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month

Sep 15, 2017
Press Release

The Bronx – Today, Congressman José E. Serrano joined millions of Americans to mark the start of Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated every year from September 15 through October 15.  

“On Hispanic Heritage Month, we honor the Hispanic community and celebrate all the extraordinary contributions that Hispanics have made throughout our history since before the founding of our country.

“Latinos are a vital part of our nation, economically, culturally, and politically. American life has only been enriched by Latinos’ contributions in every realm of our society: the military, the private sector, government, education, philanthropy, and the arts.

“Under the Trump Administration, however, we have seen some of the worst attacks on Hispanics and the policies and programs that allow them to have a fair shot at the American Dream.

“In Congress, Democrats are committed to fighting these policies. Our priority continues to be expanding access to opportunity for all working families, including Hispanics. We also remain committed to passing comprehensive immigration reform and to protecting DREAMers. It is past time for Congress to finally take action to fix our broken immigration system. Now that President Trump has decided to end DACA, Republicans should join us to pass the DREAM Act and prevent hundreds of children who know no other place as home from being deported.

“This Hispanic Heritage Month, we should celebrate our community’s contributions more than ever. At the same time, we can’t forget the challenges that lie before us. We must continue to work hard to expand opportunities for Latino communities across the country and to fix our broken immigration system."