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June is Immigrant Heritage Month #CelebrateImmigrants

June 2024 is 10th Annual National Immigrant Heritage Month

As an immigration lawyer, I’m thrilled to celebrate the 10th Annual National Immigrant Heritage Month in June 2024! This month is a time to honor and recognize the countless contributions immigrants have made to our communities, culture, and economy throughout history. It’s a reminder of the rich tapestry of diversity that strengthens our nation. From entrepreneurs and innovators to essential workers and family members, immigrants play a vital role in shaping the fabric of America.

We Are All Immigrants

Except for Native Americans, in the United States, we are all immigrants. Here are some ways you can honor and recognize our immigrant heritage throughout June:

  1. Attend local events: Look for events in your community celebrating National Immigrant Heritage Month, such as cultural festivals, art exhibits, or educational workshops.
  2. Share immigrant stories: Take the time to listen to and share the stories of immigrants in your community. Highlight their achievements and contributions on social media or in local newspapers.
  3. Support immigrant-owned businesses: Show your support for immigrant entrepreneurs by shopping at their businesses or dining at immigrant-owned restaurants.
  4. Volunteer with immigrant organizations: Get involved with organizations that support immigrants and refugees, whether by volunteering your time, donating resources, or advocating for their rights.
  5. Educate yourself and others: Take the opportunity to learn more about immigration issues, policies, and history. Share your knowledge with others to promote understanding and empathy.
  6. Advocate for immigrant rights: Speak up for fair and just immigration policies at the local, state, and national levels. Contact your elected representatives and urge them to support policies that uphold the dignity and rights of immigrants.
  7. Participate in cultural exchanges: Engage in cultural exchanges with immigrant communities by attending cultural events, trying new foods, or learning about different traditions and customs.
  8. Foster inclusivity: Create welcoming and inclusive spaces in your community where immigrants feel valued and respected. Take steps to combat discrimination and xenophobia whenever you encounter it.
  9. Support immigrant families: Offer your support to immigrant families by helping them navigate challenges such as language barriers, accessing resources, or adjusting to life in a new country.
  10. Express gratitude: Take a moment to express your gratitude to immigrants for their contributions to our society. A simple thank you can go a long way in making someone feel appreciated and valued.

During this special month, let’s come together to celebrate our immigrant heritage and advocate for fair and just immigration policies. These policies uphold the values of compassion, inclusion and opportunity for all. Together, we can ensure that America remains a land of opportunity and a beacon of hope for generations to come.


We Help Immigrants Make America Their Home

Mario Godoy

Immigration Attorney Mario Godoy
Immigration Law | Criminal Defense | Appeals

Our law firm’s founder, Mario Godoy, is an immigrant, citizen and immigration lawyer. The experienced immigration attorneys of Godoy Law Office bring a wealth of experience to every client’s immigration law matter. We work hard for our clients and are honored by the client reviews and testimonials from our satisfied clients who use our immigration and criminal defense legal services.

We understand how to meet the needs of clients from all walks of life. Clients seek us for advice and representation on family-based visas, green cards, deportation defense and criminal issues that impact their immigration status.

Call us at 630-345-4164 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.

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