'Good morning, and welcome to our Second Annual District Citizenship Workshop. This event is about lending a hand to those who seek to become part of the beautiful mosaic that is
'Those here today - who will become the newest Americans - exemplify what our great nation is all about. You have brought your hopes and dreams to a land where hopes and dreams can come true. I am proud to help you on your way to becoming American citizens.
'Your participation is part of a historic wave in citizenship registration. Applications for citizenship are up 60 percent over the same period last year, according to a recent story in The Los Angeles Times. That is a reflection of the fact that hard-working immigrants continue to look to
'This event provides a clear contrast between our vision of the future and that of Republicans in
'While Democrats support bipartisan, comprehensive immigration reform that will keep
'Today's event makes clear that