President George W. Bush: Immigration is a defining asset of the United States

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In an op-ed for The Washington Post, President Bush shares details about his new book Out of Many, One: Portraits of America's Immigrants and discusses how to restore confidence in America's immigration system.

Next week, I’m proud to publish a new collection of my paintings, entitled Out of Many, One. The book may not set the art world stirring — hopefully, the critics won’t call it ‘One Too Many.’

I set out to accomplish two things: to share some portraits of immigrants, each with a remarkable story I try to tell, and to humanize the debate on immigration and reform.

I hope that these faces, and the stories that accompany them, serve as a reminder that immigration isn’t just a part of our heritage. New Americans are just as much a force for good now, with their energy, idealism and love of country, as they have always been.

Continue reading the full op-ed in The Washington Post

Learn more about Out Of Many, One: Portraits of America’s Immigrants and the Bush Institute’s work on immigration