President Trump joined Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf yesterday as five new American Citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony at the White House.
“Today, America rejoices as we welcome five absolutely incredible new members into our great American family,” President Trump said.
“You are now fellow citizens of the greatest nation on the face of God’s Earth.”
Hailing from Bolivia, Lebanon, India, Sudan, and Ghana, these five new Americans have embraced our country’s values and laws. They’ll contribute both as citizens and as participants in the great American economy. The group includes a small business owner, a teacher, a software developer, a veterinarian, and a medical worker.
President Trump believes in an immigration system that is pro-American, pro-immigrant, and pro-worker. By restoring the rule of law, fairness, and security at our border, our leaders in Washington can protect the safety and prosperity of all Americans while helping our new citizens assimilate and flourish.
Last year, President Trump proposed moving America to a merit-based immigration system that would accomplish just that. “Our plan includes a sweeping modernization of our dysfunctional legal immigration process,” President Trump said. “The system will finally be fair, transparent, and promote equality and opportunity for all.”
Despite inaction from Congress, America’s immigration system continues to make strides under President Trump. Historic agreements with Mexico and other countries are making the border safer for legal immigrants and protecting citizens all across our country.
Thanks to President Trump and thousands of brave law enforcement officers who make the system work each day, all Americans—including millions of devoted legal immigrants—have an opportunity to achieve the American Dream for their families.