President Donald Trump signed an executive order intended to support Hispanics in the U.S. economically and school choice.
“Hispanic Americans are not only living the American Dream, but their incredible efforts are unlocking the American Dream for citizens all across our land,” President Donald J. Trump.
The event took place after Trump participates in a roundtable discussion with Hispanic leaders.
President Trump issued an Executive Order focusing on promoting the success of every member of America’s Hispanic community.
This Executive Order establishes the White House Hispanic Prosperity Initiative and Interagency Working Group. The Initiative also establishes the President’s Advisory Commission on Hispanic Prosperity.
Trump said that while the virus caused damage to the economy, the country will return to prosperity.
“Great things will happen to Hispanic Americans as our economy makes a comeback,” Trump said.
Trump said this will improve access to educational, training, and economic opportunities for Hispanic American students by promoting options to enhance school choice, personalized learning, family engagement, civics education, and pathways to in-demand jobs.
This action is also to show the President’s support of school choice, apprenticeships and work-based learning initiatives, Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), as well as investment in economically distressed communities and small and minority-owned businesses.
Before the coronavirus pandemic, the Hispanic unemployment rate reached a record low of 3.9% under President Trump. Hispanic unemployment remained under 5% for 23 consecutive months and fell below 5% 27 times during the President’s first term.
Under President Trump’s leadership, new jobs and investments are pouring into nearly 9,000 newly-designated Opportunity Zones, home to more than 9 million Hispanic Americans.