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File #: 0103X-2022    Version: 1
Type: Ceremonial Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 5/31/2022 In control: Barroso de Padilla
On agenda: 6/6/2022 Final action: 6/9/2022
Title: To recognize June as Immigrant Heritage Month in the City of Columbus
Sponsors: Lourdes Barroso De Padilla, Nicholas Bankston, Rob Dorans, Shayla Favor, Emmanuel V. Remy, Elizabeth Brown, Shannon G. Hardin

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To recognize June as Immigrant Heritage Month in the City of Columbus

 

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WHEREAS, Columbus is home to more than 155,000 residents who were born in nations including Bhutan, Somalia, Democratic Republic of Congo, India, and Mexico, among others, with roughly 8% of the City’s total population being foreign born; and

WHEREAS, immigrants accounted for 29.5 percent of the population growth in Columbus between 2014 and 2019; and

WHEREAS, for the past seven years, the United States has celebrated Immigrant Heritage Month during the month of June to pay tribute to the diverse immigrant groups that enrich our nation’s history and culture; and

WHEREAS, Immigrant Heritage Month is a nationwide celebration held every June as part of an ongoing effort to empower immigrants and allies to share stories and drive action that demonstrate how immigration is good for our communities, economy, and country; and

WHEREAS, the City of Columbus strives to be a welcoming place for all, including its large population of immigrants; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBUS: That this Council does hereby recognize June as Immigrant Heritage Month in the City of Columbus