U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District released the following statement on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, which is celebrated in May.
“For generations, Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have forged a proud legacy through enduring contributions to our nation. From the immigrants who came through Angel and Ellis Islands to those who continue to immigrate here today, this community has persevered in pursuit of the American Dream.
“The Asian Pacific American community is an invaluable part of the fabric of our nation, having come here to build better lives for their families, and in so doing enriching our society in every facet – as leaders, entrepreneurs, teachers, members of our armed services, and more. As the fastest growing community in America, Asian Pacific Americans will continue to play an integral role in the future of our nation. This month we proudly recognize and reflect on all that the Asian Pacific American community has contributed to the greatness of America.”