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2006 Outstanding American by Choice Event Photos

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The Outstanding American by Choice initiative highlights the importance of citizenship rights and responsibilities through recognition of the outstanding achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens.
The following are photos from events in 2006 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American
by Choice recognition.

 
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February 13, 2006 - Orlando, FL
    
From left to right: Nan Nelson, USCIS Miami District Office Acting Director Donald Monica, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Florida Sen. Mel Martínez, and Chief of the USCIS Office of Citizenship Alfonso Aguilar attend the naturalization ceremony in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006
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From left to right: Nan Nelson, USCIS Miami District Office Acting Director Donald Monica, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Florida Sen. Mel Martínez, and Chief of the USCIS Office of Citizenship Alfonso Aguilar attend the naturalization ceremony in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006 

USCIS Director Emilio González introduces Florida Sen. Mel Martínez in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González introduces Florida Sen. Mel Martínez in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio González presents Florida Sen. Mel Martínez with ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Florida Sen. Mel Martínez with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Orlando, FL, Feb. 13, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 March 9, 2006 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006
 
 

U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Director Emilio González in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006

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U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio González and U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González and U.S. Representative Tom Lantos (CA-12) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Mar. 9, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 February 16, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Anne O'Callaghan, and Chief of the USCIS Office of Citizenship Alfonso Aguilar attend the naturalization ceremony in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Anne M. O'Callaghan, and Chief of the USCIS Office of Citizenship Alfonso Aguilar attend a naturalization ceremony in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio González presents Anne O'Callaghan with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Anne M. O'Callaghan with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
Anne O'Callaghan accepts the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition from USCIS Director Emilio González in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006

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Anne M. O'Callaghan accepts the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 16, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 April 19, 2006 - Des Moines, IA
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Clementine M. Msengi with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Clementine M. Msengi with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006 

From left to right: Clementine M. Msengi, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley at the Senator's office for the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition ceremony in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006

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From left to right: Clementine M. Msengi, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley at the Senator's office for the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition ceremony in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Clementine M. Msengi, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, and USCIS Officer in Charge Conrad Zaragoza at the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition event in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006

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From left to right:  USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Clementine M. Msengi, Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley, and USCIS Officer in Charge Conrad Zaragoza at the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition event in Des Moines, IA, Apr. 19, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 April 28, 2006 and April 29, 2006 - Miami, FL
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 28, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 28, 2006 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents John F. Timoney with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 28, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents John F. Timoney with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 28, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 29, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Eduardo J. Padrón with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Miami, FL, Apr. 29, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 May 15, 2006 - Philadelphia, PA
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006 

Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez speaking at the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ event in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006

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Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez speaking at the “Outstanding American by Choice” event in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio T. González and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez at the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition event in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González and Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez at the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition event in Philadelphia, PA, May 15, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 June 16, 2006 - Miami, FL
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Judge Jose E. Martinez with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Judge Jose E. Martinez with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006 

From left to right: USCIS District Director Andrea Quarantillo, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Gepsie Metellus in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006

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From left to right: USCIS District Director Andrea Quarantillo, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Gepsie Metellus in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Guarione Diaz with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Guarione Diaz with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Miami, FL, Jun. 16, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 June 22, 2006 - San Antonio, TX
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Caitriona Lyons with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Caitriona Lyons with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006 

"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Dr. Marion Primomo speaking at the recognition event in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006

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"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Dr. Marion Primomo speaking at the recognition event in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006
 
 
 

 

 
Judge John Primomo, Dr. Marion Primomo, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and Caitriona Lyons at the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition event in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006

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From left to right: Judge John Primomo, Dr. Marion Primomo, USCIS Director Emilio T. González, and Caitriona Lyons at the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition event in San Antonio, TX, Jun. 22, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 July 6, 2006 - New York, NY
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Marina Beloserkovsky, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Marina Beloserkovsky, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006 

From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Dr. Guillermo Linares, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Dr. Guillermo Linares, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006 
 

 

 
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Fang A. Wong, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Fang A. Wong, and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales in New York, NY, Jul. 7, 2006
 
  
   
   
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 August 22, 2006 - San Diego, CA
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006 

Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006

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Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006 
 

 

 
"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, speaking at the recognition event in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006

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"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Rear Admiral José Betancourt, United States Navy, Retired, speaking at the recognition event in San Diego, CA, Aug. 22, 2006
 
  
   
   
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November 11, 2006 - Camp Victory, Iraq
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006 

Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006

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Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006 
 

 

 
"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the recognition event at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006

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"Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the recognition event at Camp Victory, Iraq, Nov. 11, 2006
 
  
   
   
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December 14, 2006 - Tampa, FL
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Kiran Patel with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Tampa, FL, Dec. 14, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Kiran Patel with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Tampa, FL, Dec. 14, 2006 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Renu Khator with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Tampa, FL, Dec. 14, 2006

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Renu Khator with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Tampa, FL, Dec. 14, 2006 
 

 

 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/23/2011