The White House also celebrates Hispanic Heritage month
Also at Casa Blanca, Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated from September 15 to October 15.
United States President Joe Biden, through his White House Hispanic Media Director, Luisana Pérez Fernández, announced the achievements and contributions of the Latino community.
“Thanks to President Biden, we saw the biggest drop in a year in Latino unemployment, delivered billions of dollars in loans to Hispanic small businesses, expanded the child tax credit to help millions of families, and reduced child poverty for more than 40%,” Fernandez said. “We support greater equity for Puerto Rico, we expand access to quality health care to thousands of Latino families. We host the White House Latino Economic Initiative regional summits across the country.”
Fernandez, who immigrated to the US from Venezuela, became a US citizen while working for President Biden’s political campaign, according to White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.
Fernández touched on immigration, education, and the Deferred Action program, known as DACA, at Wednesday’s press conference.
“We protected and continue to strengthen the DACA program as we continue the fight to build a fair, humane, and orderly immigration system. And, recently, thanks to President Biden’s student loan debt relief program, nearly half of Latino students with federal loans will see their debt forgiven,” Fernandez said.
“During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we reaffirm that diversity is one of our country’s greatest strengths,” Fernandez said. “Our people enrich neighborhoods, the arts, and the workforce.”