National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015, 31827-31828 [2015-13748]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents 31827 Presidential Documents Proclamation 9291 of May 29, 2015 National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation For centuries, Americans have been united with our Caribbean neighbors not just by friendship and economic cooperation, but also by our common values and ties of kin. From a region of extraordinary beauty, generations of immigrants have brought their enormous spirit, unique talents, and vibrant culture to the United States. Their contributions have enriched our Nation and strengthened the deep bonds between our peoples. This month, we celebrate the Caribbean Americans whose legacies are woven into the fabric of our Nation, and we reaffirm our belief that throughout the region, we all share a stake in one another’s success. As partners, our nations have reached for progress together, and in our diverse cultures and complex histories, we see a common trajectory toward a more free, equal, and prosperous community. Throughout the Caribbean, courageous peoples have thrown off the yoke of colonial rule, seizing the right to chart their own destinies, and they have overcome the stains of slavery and segregation to widen the circle of opportunity for all. Here in America, Caribbean Americans have followed in the footsteps of their ancestors, joining their voices with the chorus of patriots and carrying forward the baton of justice—from the battlefield and the outfield, in places like Selma and Seneca Falls, and through powerful song, poetry, and prose. asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Just as our nations’ pasts are shared, our futures are inextricably linked. As millions of Caribbean Americans continue to innovate and thrive in the United States, my Administration is committed to lifting up hardworking individuals throughout the Caribbean and partnering with governments to build the foundation for the next century of progress and prosperity. We are investing in young business leaders and civil society activists, working to expand what is possible for the next generation of Caribbean leaders, and supporting entrepreneurship, student exchanges, and more effective job training. With new partnerships, we are helping to move the region toward cleaner, more affordable energy. And as the United States begins to normalize our relations with Cuba, we have the potential to empower a nation and end a legacy of mistrust in our hemisphere. America is and always has been a Nation of immigrants, and today—as pillars of family and leaders in their communities—Caribbean Americans strengthen every aspect of our society. We must ensure our Nation remains a magnet for the best and the brightest around the world. Because of my 2012 DACA policy, thousands of DREAMers from the Caribbean have been able to live up to their potential, and last year, I announced my intent to take action that would allow more high-skilled immigrants, graduates, entrepreneurs, and families to contribute to our economy, including by expanding the existing DACA policy and creating a new policy to provide temporary relief to certain undocumented parents of American citizens and lawful permanent residents. And I continue to call on the Congress to finish the job by passing comprehensive immigration reform. Caribbean Americans have shaped the course of our country since the earliest chapters of our history, and they continue to drive our Nation to realize the promise of our founding. During National Caribbean-American Heritage VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:50 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND3.SGM 03JND3 31828 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / Presidential Documents Month, we honor the courage and perseverance of the Caribbean-American community, and we rededicate ourselves to building opportunity and protecting human rights for all our citizens. NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all Americans to celebrate the history and culture of Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and activities. IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirtyninth. [FR Doc. 2015–13748 Filed 6–2–15; 11:15 am] VerDate Sep<11>2014 22:50 Jun 02, 2015 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4790 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03JND3.SGM 03JND3 OB#1.EPS</GPH> asabaliauskas on DSK5VPTVN1PROD with PRESDOCS Billing code 3295–F5

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 106 (Wednesday, June 3, 2015)]
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[FR Doc No: 2015-13748]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 106 / Wednesday, June 3, 2015 / 
Presidential Documents

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                Proclamation 9291 of May 29, 2015

                
National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, 2015

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                For centuries, Americans have been united with our 
                Caribbean neighbors not just by friendship and economic 
                cooperation, but also by our common values and ties of 
                kin. From a region of extraordinary beauty, generations 
                of immigrants have brought their enormous spirit, 
                unique talents, and vibrant culture to the United 
                States. Their contributions have enriched our Nation 
                and strengthened the deep bonds between our peoples. 
                This month, we celebrate the Caribbean Americans whose 
                legacies are woven into the fabric of our Nation, and 
                we reaffirm our belief that throughout the region, we 
                all share a stake in one another's success.

                As partners, our nations have reached for progress 
                together, and in our diverse cultures and complex 
                histories, we see a common trajectory toward a more 
                free, equal, and prosperous community. Throughout the 
                Caribbean, courageous peoples have thrown off the yoke 
                of colonial rule, seizing the right to chart their own 
                destinies, and they have overcome the stains of slavery 
                and segregation to widen the circle of opportunity for 
                all. Here in America, Caribbean Americans have followed 
                in the footsteps of their ancestors, joining their 
                voices with the chorus of patriots and carrying forward 
                the baton of justice--from the battlefield and the 
                outfield, in places like Selma and Seneca Falls, and 
                through powerful song, poetry, and prose.

                Just as our nations' pasts are shared, our futures are 
                inextricably linked. As millions of Caribbean Americans 
                continue to innovate and thrive in the United States, 
                my Administration is committed to lifting up 
                hardworking individuals throughout the Caribbean and 
                partnering with governments to build the foundation for 
                the next century of progress and prosperity. We are 
                investing in young business leaders and civil society 
                activists, working to expand what is possible for the 
                next generation of Caribbean leaders, and supporting 
                entrepreneurship, student exchanges, and more effective 
                job training. With new partnerships, we are helping to 
                move the region toward cleaner, more affordable energy. 
                And as the United States begins to normalize our 
                relations with Cuba, we have the potential to empower a 
                nation and end a legacy of mistrust in our hemisphere.

                America is and always has been a Nation of immigrants, 
                and today--as pillars of family and leaders in their 
                communities--Caribbean Americans strengthen every 
                aspect of our society. We must ensure our Nation 
                remains a magnet for the best and the brightest around 
                the world. Because of my 2012 DACA policy, thousands of 
                DREAMers from the Caribbean have been able to live up 
                to their potential, and last year, I announced my 
                intent to take action that would allow more high-
                skilled immigrants, graduates, entrepreneurs, and 
                families to contribute to our economy, including by 
                expanding the existing DACA policy and creating a new 
                policy to provide temporary relief to certain 
                undocumented parents of American citizens and lawful 
                permanent residents. And I continue to call on the 
                Congress to finish the job by passing comprehensive 
                immigration reform.

                Caribbean Americans have shaped the course of our 
                country since the earliest chapters of our history, and 
                they continue to drive our Nation to realize the 
                promise of our founding. During National Caribbean-
                American Heritage

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                Month, we honor the courage and perseverance of the 
                Caribbean-American community, and we rededicate 
                ourselves to building opportunity and protecting human 
                rights for all our citizens.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the 
                United States, do hereby proclaim June 2015 as National 
                Caribbean-American Heritage Month. I encourage all 
                Americans to celebrate the history and culture of 
                Caribbean Americans with appropriate ceremonies and 
                activities.

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                twenty-ninth day of May, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand fifteen, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-ninth.
                
                
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[FR Doc. 2015-13748
Filed 6-2-15; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3295-F5