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Immigrant Awareness in Fall River

Office of the Mayor

City of Fall River

Massachusetts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

For immediate release

 

March 20, 2017

 

Fall River – Mayor Jasiel F. Correia has proclaimed March 21, 2017 Fall River’s Immigration Day of Action. Mayor Correia, in conjunction with the U. S. Conference of Mayors, joins mayors from across the country in an initiative to bring attention to immigration policy as implemented on the national level. Mayor Correia stated, “As the child of immigrants as well as the mayor of Fall River, this is a vital issue for me, as it is for all residents of the city.”

 

The full text of the proclamation is as follows:

 

Whereas:  The United States of America is a nation of immigrants and has always been a haven for people of the world in their struggle for freedom and a better life; and

 

Whereas:  Our national immigration policy has long been in need of meaningful reform; and

 

Whereas:  Fall River has always been a welcoming and safe community for immigrants of many countries; and

 

Whereas:  Immigrants have proven to be vital contributors to the spirit, life, culture and economy of Fall River; and

 

Whereas:  The immigrant population of our great country is facing unprecedented threats to their safety and well-being; and

 

Whereas: The U. S. Conference of Mayors has resolved to host a national Immigration Day of Action on Tuesday, March 21, 2017

 

 

Now therefore: I, Mayor Jasiel F. Correia II, in joining with hundreds of my fellow mayors and millions of Americans, do hereby proclaim March 21, 2017 Fall River’s Immigration Day of Action

 

 

Jasiel F. Correia, II

Mayor of Fall River

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