Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi called for immigration reform as a way to honor Cinco de Mayo, a Mexican holiday that celebrates the Mexican army’s victory over the French army in the Battle of Puebla in 1862.

“As we look back on a seminal moment in history, let us also look forward to the best ways we can continue to embrace the diverse heritage and rich history of Latinos in the United States,” Pelosi said in a press release last Friday. “There is no better way to acknowledge the important contributions to our country of America’s Latino community than by enacting comprehensive immigration reform.”

Pelosi challenged “House Republicans to emulate the bravery demonstrated in the Battle of Puebla, recognize the importance of immigrants and family unification, and give us a vote on a comprehensive bill that reforms our broken immigration system.”

House Republicans, however, continue to resist action on immigration reform. House Speaker John Boehner recently explained, “the American people don’t trust the president to enforce or implement the law that we may or may not pass.”

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