It was a good day to start for the newly naturalized American Citizens. President Obama salutes 25 service members during the celebration of Independence day at the White House.
“What a perfect way to celebrate America’s birthday, the world’s oldest democracy, with some of our newest citizens,” President Obama said at the East Room event.
“This is one of my favorite things to do. It brings me great joy and inspiration because it reminds us that we are a country that is bound together, not simply by ethnicity or bloodlines, but by fidelity to a set of ideas.”
The 25 U.S. service members came from 17 different countries origin in Latin America, Asia and Africa. They are serving in the Army, Air Force and Marine Corps.
During Obama's speech, he applauded the 25 new American Citizens for their service in America. “All of you did something profound. You chose to serve. You put on the uniform of country that was not yet fully your own,” the president said. “You displayed the values that we celebrate every Fourth of July: duty, responsibility and patriotism.”
Few weeks ago, President Obama released a new policy. His administration will stop deporting young illegal immigrants who entered United States as children. This young people can now continue in pursuing their dreams to study, get the course they want in college and later on find their dream job.