Fitting gift for US service members on July 4th!

Fitting gift for US service members on July 4th!

On Wednesday, July 4, 2012 in the East Room of the White House in Washington President Barack Obama says the Pledge of Allegiance during a naturalization ceremony for active duty service members.”Immigration makes America stronger,” Obama said. “Immigration makes us more prosperous. Immigration positions America to lead in the 21st century.”

The 25 active-duty service members who became citizens after Applying for US citizenship Wednesday hailed from 17 different countries, including Mexico, Nigeria and Russia. In front of an audience of family and friends, they were administered the oath of allegiance by Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano in the East Room of the White House.

“Unless you are one of the first Americans, a native American, we are all descended from folks who came from somewhere else,” Obama said. “The story of immigrants in America isn’t a story of them. It’s a story of us.”

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