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“The basic bargain of America is that no matter who you are, where you come from or what you look like, if you work hard & play by the rules, you can make it.” — Former Dept. of Labor Secretary Tom Perez

The Labor Day holiday in United States is celebrated the first Monday in September. Labor Day was really created by the national labor movements to celebrate the American worker and their achievements, both social and economic! Each of us that work every day, immigrant or citizen, this is our celebration! For more information about the history of Labor Day review the Department of Labor’s (DOL) web page, “History of Labor Day“.

MVP Law Group would like to thank workers worldwide for their contributions to our society!

“Immigrants signed their names to our Declaration and helped win our independence. Immigrants helped lay the railroads and build our cities, calloused hand by calloused hand. Immigrants took up arms to preserve our union, to defeat fascism, and to win a Cold War. Immigrants and their descendants helped pioneer new industries and fuel our Information Age, from Google to the iPhone. So the story of immigrants in America isn’t a story of “them,” it’s a story of “us.” It’s who we are. And now, all of you get to write the next chapter.” – President Barack Obama

(Part of Speech given during military naturalization ceremony for active duty service members in the East Room of the White House, July 4, 2012)

No matter what your plans are for this Fourth of July, make it a memorable day by spending time with your family and friends. Have a picnic, go to the fireworks, watch a parade or just celebrate with a quiet moment. Please remember those brave men and women who gave their lives to defend our country and its freedoms.

On June 1st, President Biden signed a Presidential Proclamation, “A Proclamation on National Immigrant Heritage Month, 2021”, declaring the month of June 2021 as National Immigrant Heritage Month. The first statement of the proclamation states, “America is, always has been, and always will be a Nation of immigrants.” The President and Vice President both acknowledge that historically immigrants have made this Nation stronger.

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Whitehouse.gov, 6/1/21, Presidential Actions:

We are interested in all the changes that the new Biden Administration is making but here we have listed the Immigration changes that effect our clients.

Immigration* – Executive Orders or Actions made on January 20th, by President Biden:

Defend “Dreamers” program for undocumented young Americans. Mr. Biden, in this executive order, calls on Congress to grant permanent status and a path to citizenship to Dreamers — almost a million undocumented young people who were brought to the country as children and shielded from deportation by President Obama. The Trump administration challenged the law, but the Supreme Court upheld it.

The Inauguration of the 46th President of the United States! On Wednesday, January 20, 2021, the United States of America will swear in Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. as the 46th President! The inauguration of Joe Biden will begin at noon and will mark the beginning of the four-year term of Joe Biden as President and Kamala Devi Harris as Vice President. The inauguration will start at 11 am eastern time. All major news networks will broadcast the event live on television with many sources streaming the event on the internet!

 

Biden’s Inaugural Committee will livestream the event on YouTube at the link provided here. They provide many scheduling and event details for the inauguration which is mostly virtual!

“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.” I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slaveowners will be able to sit down together at a table of brotherhood. I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a desert state, sweltering with the heat of injustice and oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice. I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream…”

Excerpt from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” Speech, delivered on August 28, 1963, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial!

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