Dreamers, temporary protected status (TPS) recipients and immigration advocacy groups joined Microsoft to celebrate Immigrant Heritage Month by ringing the Nasdaq stock exchange opening bell on June 5, 2019.
“We’re excited that you could all join us right here from the Crossroads of the World in Times Square New York as we get set to ring today’s opening bell,” David Wicks, Nasdaq vice president, said. “There is a lot to celebrate today…Enhancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace and marketplace is important to both Microsoft and Nasdaq, and we’re happy to celebrate this commitment through today’s opening bell.”
“Microsoft wanted to send a message to the business community across the nation that Dreamers and immigrants in general are such a positive and impactful contribution to not only the nation socially but economically as well,” said Arizona Dreamer Saul Rascon Salazar.
In honor of the accomplishments and role of immigrants in shaping the history and culture of the United States, the 113th Congress passed a House Resolution dedicating June as Immigrant Heritage Month.
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