It’s a new era for the Hispanic American community
On Friday, President Trump welcomed 400 Hispanic community, business, and faith leaders from across America to the White House to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month.
President Trump: Hispanic Americans are a big part of our national story
“This evening, we come together to honor the devotion, and the drive, and the faith, and genius, and exceptional achievements of our incredible Hispanic-American community,” the President said in the East Room. “Hispanic Americans enrich America in countless ways, and we will always honor this solemn commitment to you.”
Hispanic Americans are thriving like never before. When President Trump was elected, his pro-growth, pro-worker agenda was set to change the economic landscape for many. The Hispanic community in particular has felt that positive impact, seeing their unemployment rate fall to an all-time low of 4.2 percent.
A big theme of the Trump Economy has been soaring income and falling poverty rates. Hispanic families are no exception: Their median income has reached a historic high, surpassing $50,000 for the first time on record. And with a historic low poverty level last year, the gap between the poverty rate for Hispanic Americans and Americans overall is the smallest it has ever been.
“There is no part of American society you have not made better,” President Trump said. “There is no aspect of American life you have not made stronger. And I know that I speak for all Americans when I say that we could not be prouder of our Hispanic American community than we are today.”
President Trump’s Proclamation on National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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