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For Immediate Release                                                                       CONTACT:  Alex Haurek

May 5, 2016                                                                                                              (202) 225-2361

Velázquez on Cinco de Mayo


Washington, DC – Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY) released the following statement regarding Cinco de Mayo:


“On Cinco de Mayo we pay tribute to the heritage of Mexican Americans and the victory of those Mexicans who fought to defend their nation against the French army.


“As we commemorate this battle and pay homage to how Mexican immigrants strengthened our communities, we must also look to the future. All of us must stand united in working to advance meaningful immigration reform that respects families and honors our nation’s immigrant traditions. In that regard, we must continue defending President Obama’s commonsense executive actions to help fix our broken immigration system.”


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