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The Internet’s Response to Biden Holding a Naturalization Ceremony at the White House

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Last Friday, President Biden held a naturalization ceremony for twenty-one immigrants where he embraced their pursuit of the American dream and his hope for a more welcoming and accepting future. Biden assured the American public that he is committed to creating a pathway to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants that call the United States home, saying that he “sent an immigration reform bill to the United States Congress.” As he continues to fix our immigration system, Biden also revealed plans to bring back U.S. veterans deported under Trump. 

Here are some of the best reactions to the ceremony: 

Biden made it clear that the United States should be honored to receive immigrants and should work towards building and immigration system that is fair and humane. 

The President also recognizes the sacrifices made by immigrants during a global pandemic. 

Biden even awarded Nurse Sandra Lindsay, who immigrated from Jamaica and was the first person who received the COVID-19 vaccine, with the “Outstanding American by Choice.” 

And how he is making an effort to help all 11 million undocumented individuals get on a path to citizenship.

The tone of the ceremony was visibly different from past years under Trump and left many feeling inspired.

During the ceremony, DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas revealed plans to bring back deported veterans.

Finally, the ceremony left many reminiscing about their own experience becoming a citizen or seeing a family member become a citizen.