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In a welcome relief from the wave of xenophobia that has struck the campaign trail, President Obama delivered an address Tuesday at a naturalization ceremony of new American citizens.

Obama spoke of America’s “origin story” — the nation’s long history of immigrants enriching the country, a tradition stretching back centuries and continuing right up to the present day: “We can never say it often or loudly enough. Immigrants and refugees revitalize and renew America.”

But he also spoke of the errors that America has committed along the way, when the founding ideals were betrayed by such actions as exclusion, discrimination, and even internment: “On days like today, we need to resolve never to repeat mistakes like that again.”

Obama’s speech begins at the 1:04:25 mark above.

Vide via The White House.

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