President Obama Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House, Next to Youth Orchestra | whitehouse.gov

President Obama Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House, Next to Youth Orchestra | whitehouse.gov

President Obama Celebrates Cinco de Mayo at the White House, Next to Youth Orchestra | whitehouse.gov

This afternoon, at a reception in the East Room of the White House, President Obama celebrated Cinco de Mayo and honored those who courageously fought at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. The President was accompanied by undersecretary of Mexico Sergio Alocer, Ambassador Alejandro Estivill and invited special musicians of the Orchestra Esperanza Azteca Juvenil of Los Angeles and Puebla.

The Esperanza Azteca Youth Orchestra offers children from 5-18 the opportunity to learning to play a musical instrument, while also offering a positive space for them to learn and grow as creative people. For many of the Los Angeles students, this was their concert debut. His performance exemplified strong cultural ties and unique partnership between the United States and the United States. and Mexico, which the President emphasized in his speech.

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President Obama emphasized that Cinco de Mayo gives us the opportunity to recall "how deeply Mexican-American culture is part of the fabric of this country. " The President noted that people of Mexican descent in particular have influenced US trade, culture, literature, and of course, food.

On the other hand, the President reaffirmed his commitment to fix our immigration system that does not work. That is why he took steps, within his legal authority, to make our immigration system smarter and fairer. In addition, that is why Congress must take responsibility and pass common-sense immigration reform. The President concluded his speech with a quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt, "Remember, always remember, that everyone, and you and I, especially, are descendants of immigrants and revolutionaries."

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