On Tuesday Barack Obama will deliver keynote remarks at the naturalization event held at the National Archives. Thirty-one candidates from twenty-five different countries will take the “Oath of Allegiance” to the United States.One of the new U.S. citizens is a refugee from Iraq as reported by CNN.
A White House official said:
The President will speak about the American tradition of being a welcoming society and the incredible contributions of immigrants and refugees to our nation.
Since the terrorist attacks in California Obama has sought to amplify his message on ISIS. On Monday he traveled to the Pentagon for an update from his military brass and on Thursday he will be visiting the National Counterterrorism Center for a briefing on holiday threats.
He is also trying to get Americans to treat Muslims with respect.Obama said:
As long as I’m president we’re going to keep on stepping up and make sure America remains as it’s always been: a place where people, who in other parts of the world are subject to discrimination or violence, that they have in America a friend and a place of refuge.