Pascrell Celebrates Korean American Day
Washington, DC, January 13, 2022
U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) today released the following statement in celebration of Korean American Day 2022:
“In North Jersey and across America, Korean Americans have had significant contributions to the success of our communities,” said Rep. Pascrell. “Like so many of our ancestors, immigrants came to this country from Korea to make a better life for themselves and their families. This is the American Dream and I am so proud to represent such a thriving community of Korean Americans who have settled and prospered in northern New Jersey. Their vibrant culture, deep faith, entrepreneurial spirit, and delicious cuisine truly make our state a better place to live."
Rep. Pascrell is one of Congress’s most vocal supporters of North Jersey’s vibrant Korean American community. Amid a rise in racist tropes being associated with COVID-19, Pascrell visited Palisades Park at the outset of the pandemic where he denounced bigoted stigmas being associated with the virus and pledged his support for local Korean American businesses. Rep. Pascrell also strongly supports the reunification of Korean American families separated by the Korean War.