President Obama Recognizes Immigrant Heritage Month in Weekly Address

On Saturday, President Barack Obama recognized Immigrant Heritage Month in his Weekly Address. "One of the remarkable things about America is that nearly all of our families originally came from someplace else," said the President. "Immigrant Heritage Month is a chance to share our American stories." Watch President Obama share his family's story in honor of Immigrant Heritage Month below, and share your own story here! [embed][/embed]...

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Remembering My Immigrant Grandparents’ Vision and Sacrifice

Growing up in a multi-generational home in Johnstown, Pennsylvania in the 1950's, I had no idea how fortunate I was. Despite the smell of the steel mills and the soot in the air, I lived in a rich melting pot composed mainly of eastern Europeans, Greeks, Irish and Germans where ethnic holidays were celebrated with food, music, old world customs, camaraderie and good will. At the time I didn't understand the uniqueness of the melting pot that is America or...

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In Honor of Immigrant Heritage Month, Celebrating the Diversity that Unites Us

Throughout the month of June,, a new non-profit organization dedicated to celebrating a United States that is fueled by immigrants from around the world, will be celebrating the first-ever Immigrant Heritage Month. The goal of the month – which will bring together a dynamic coalition of individuals and organizations from Congressmen to celebrities – is to encourage every American to tell the story of how they first felt welcomed to the American experience. Since 2009, Welcoming America has brought together...

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