President Welcomes Newest Citizens
March 27, 2006 -- President George W. Bush welcomed thirty new Americans from twenty countries at a naturalization ceremony in Washington, D.C. “Our immigrant heritage has enriched America's history. It continues to shape our society. Each generation of immigrants brings a renewal to our national character and adds vitality to our culture,” remarked President Bush.
President Bush joined U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Emilio González. He also discussed immigration reform “that includes three critical elements: securing the border, strengthening the immigration enforcement inside our country, and creating a temporary worker program. These elements depend on and reinforce one another, and together they will give America an immigration system that meets the needs of the 21st century.”