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President Trump welcomes 5 new American Citizens, The White House celebrates Women’s Equality Day

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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.

The White House celebrates Women’s Equality Day

One hundred years ago today, the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution was certified, securing American women the right to vote.

 

In celebration of that historic achievement, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled her “Building the Movement” Exhibit in front of the White House earlier this week. The display features artwork related to women’s suffrage from children across the United States.

 
🎬 WATCH: First Lady unveils “Building the Movement” Exhibit
 

Recognizing that women contribute to the strength and security of our Nation, my Administration will always make supporting women and working families a top priority,” President Trump wrote in a Women’s Equality Day Proclamation last night.

 

Last December, the Trump Administration secured 12 weeks of paid family leave for Federal workers, and the President continues to call on Congress to pass a similar paid family leave program nationwide. President Trump also doubled the child tax credit with his 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and he signed record funding into law for the Child Care and Development Block Grant that supports working mothers and families.

 
🎬 100 years of women’s suffrage in America!
 
📖 Read President Trump’s Proclamation on Women’s Equality Day

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