Honoring the Contributions of Immigrants

Resolution Number SD09.30

Honoring the Contributions of Immigrants

WHEREAS, since its founding, the United States of America has been a destination for immigrants seeking to achieve the American Dream; and

WHEREAS, for centuries immigrants have established their family roots in America, choosing to have their children born and raised in a country that provides the opportunity to succeed, and freedoms that are protected and guaranteed under the Constitution; and

WHEREAS, the contributions of immigrants to America are significant and can be seen in the various sectors of our economy, from agriculture to technology and medicine to law enforcement, and where one in five public venture-backed public companies have been created by immigrants, and more than 65,000 of our service men and women are foreign born, choosing to serve in active duty to protect the people of the United States;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party urges elected officials at every level of government, as well as other community and national leaders, to recognize and honor all immigrants for their contributions to America; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the California Democratic Party advocates for this position in our state and throughout our nation.

Submitted by the Silicon Valley Latino Democratic Forum and
the Santa Clara County Democratic Party, Steve Preminger, Chair

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Adopted by the Executive Board
Of the California Democratic Party
At its Executive Board Meeting
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Hotel, San Diego
November 15, 2009

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