WASHINGTON – Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus, Co-Chairman Sharon Day and Rosario Marin, member of the RNC’s National Hispanic Advisory Council, released the following statement today in honor of Cinco de Mayo:
“Today we commemorate a victory for freedom by marking the impressive Mexican victory in the Battle of Puebla 152 years ago,” said Chairman Priebus. “As we celebrate Cinco de Mayo at parades and other festive activities in communities throughout the country, we send everyone best wishes on this day. Cinco de Mayo reminds us that our country’s strength comes from our country’s diversity, and Mexican-Americans have for generations played a vital role in enriching our nation’s culture.
“So as our country continues to have a serious debate on immigration reform, Republicans reiterate that we’re committed to fixing our broken borders, strengthening our interior enforcement, and respecting our rule of law to make sure we provide a fair solution for those seeking to come to the United States legally. However, President Obama’s desire not to enforce our laws because of political convenience undermines any type of immigration reform.”
“As we join in Cinco de Mayo celebrations, let us also remember its message: the importance of defending freedom and securing the blessings of liberty,” said Co-Chairman Day. “It is also an opportunity to recognize the countless ways Mexican-Americans have influenced and shaped our diverse American culture, and we’re especially mindful of those who have answered the call to serve in the armed forces.”
“As a proud Mexican-American conservative, I applaud the RNC for their commitment of being present year round in our community—to promote Republican values and to listen to our community’s concerns and priorities,” said Rosario Marin, member of the RNC’s National Hispanic Advisory Council. “Republicans are working every day to create good jobs, to give parents the opportunity to send their kids to better schools, and to promote entrepreneurship. And the RNC is dedicated to taking that message to all voters where they live, work, and worship—and that includes Cinco de Mayo celebrations today.”
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