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2007 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 2007 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 January 24, 2007 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Mayor Manuel Diaz with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Mayor Manuel Diaz with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Alejandro Gomez Monteverde as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Alejandro Gomez Monteverde as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Miguel Orozco with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Miguel Orozco with the "Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Dr. Ricardo Ernst as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Dr. Ricardo Ernst as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Washington, DC, Jan. 24, 2007 
    
 
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 February 13, 2007 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Jr. with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007  

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, Jr. with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary Josefina G. Carbonell with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary Josefina G. Carbonell with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007 
 

 

 
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Rear Admiral Dr. Cristina V. Beato with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Rear Admiral Dr. Cristina V. Beato with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Feb. 13, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
    
 
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 April 23, 2007 - Washington, DC
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary of State Dina Powell with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Assistant Secretary of State Dina Powell with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Indra K. Nooyi with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Indra K. Nooyi with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007 
 

 

 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Farooq Kathwari with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Farooq Kathwari with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents M.J. Khan with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents M.J. Khan with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 23, 2007 
     
 
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 May 17, 2007 - West Point, NY
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Samuel Saldívar with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Samuel Saldívar with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007
 
 

Dr. Samuel Saldívar accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007

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Dr. Samuel Saldívar accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007 
 

 

 

¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recipient, Dr. Samuel Saldívar at the event in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007

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“Outstanding American by Choice” recipient, Dr. Samuel Saldívar at the event in West Point, NY, May 17, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 June 11, 2007 - New York, NY
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Vartan Gregorian as an ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ in New York, NY, June 11, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Vartan Gregorian as an “Outstanding American by Choice” in New York, NY, Jun. 11, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Vartan Gregorian with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in New York, NY, June 11, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Vartan Gregorian with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in New York, NY, Jun. 11, 2007 
 

 

 

¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recipient, Vartan Gregorian with USCIS Director Emilio T. González in New York, NY, June 11, 2007

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“Outstanding American by Choice” recipient, Vartan Gregorian with USCIS Director Emilio T. González in New York, NY, Jun. 11, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 June 23, 2007 - Salamanca, Spain
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. as an ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 29, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. as an “Outstanding American by Choice” in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 29, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 29, 2007

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UUSCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 29, 2007 
 

 

 

¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recipient, Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. speaking at the event in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 23, 2007

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“Outstanding American by Choice” recipient, Ambassador Eduardo Aguirre, Jr. speaking at the event in Salamanca, Spain, Jun. 23, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 June 29, 2007 - Washington, DC
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Peter W. Schramm with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Jun. 29, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Peter W. Schramm with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Jun. 29, 2007
 
 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Jun. 29, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Dr. Franklin Chang Diaz with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Jun. 29, 2007 
 
 
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 July 4, 2007 - Orlando, FL
   

From left to right: "Outstanding American by Choice" recipients Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007   

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From left to right: "Outstanding American by Choice" honorees Emilio and Gloria Estefan, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007 

"Outstanding American by Choice" honorees Emilio and Gloria Estefan speaking at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007

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"Outstanding American by Choice" recipients Emilio and Gloria Estefan speaking at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007 
 

 

 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition to Emilio and Gloria Estefan at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition to Emilio and Gloria Estefan at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL, Jul. 4, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 July 24, 2007 - Washington, DC
   

From left to right: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Major General Antonio M. Taguba (ret.), and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jul. 24, 2007   

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From left to right: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Major General Antonio M. Taguba (ret.), and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jul. 24, 2007 

From left to right: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Katja Bullock, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jul. 24, 2007

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From left to right: Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Katja Bullock, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jul. 24, 2007 
 

 

 
 
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 September 14, 2007 - Miami, FL
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Luis Glaser with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Dr. Luis Glaser with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007 

U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the naturalization ceremony and "Outstanding American by Choice" event in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007

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U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the naturalization ceremony and "Outstanding American by Choice" event in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007 
 

 

 

Florida State Representative Marcelo Llorente and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the naturalization ceremony and "Outstanding American by Choice" event in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007

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Florida State Representative Marcelo Llorente and USCIS Director Emilio T. González at the naturalization ceremony and "Outstanding American by Choice" event in Miami, FL, Sept. 14, 2007
 
 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 September 24, 2007 - Baltimore, MD
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Chief Warrant Officer Abida Shoyeb with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Chief Warrant Officer Abida Shoyeb with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Major Manuel Dominguez as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Major Manuel Dominguez as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 
 

 

 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Captain Rasul Alsalih with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Captain Rasul Alsalih with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Captain Van Thai as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Captain Van Thai as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 
 

 

 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Technical Sergeant Oluwasina Awolusi with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Technical Sergeant Oluwasina Awolusi with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Chief Warrant Officer Mitzie Robinson as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Chief Warrant Officer Mitzie Robinson as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Baltimore, MD, Sept. 24, 2007 
    
 
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 October 29, 2007 - Seattle, WA
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents General John Shalikashvili (ret.) with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents General John Shalikashvili (ret.) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007 

General John Shalikashvili (ret.) accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007

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General John Shalikashvili (ret.) accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007 
 

 

 

From left to right: Brant Shalikashvili, "Outstanding American by Choice" honoree General John Shalikashvili (ret.), and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007

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From left to right: Brant Shalikashvili, "Outstanding American by Choice" honoree General John Shalikashvili (ret.), and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Seattle, WA, Oct. 29, 2007 

 

 

 

  
     
 
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 November 1, 2007 - Providence, RI
   

USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Anna Prager with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Providence, RI, Nov. 1, 2007   

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Anna Prager with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Providence, RI, Nov. 1, 2007 

USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Tze Ng as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Providence, RI, Nov. 1, 2007

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González recognizes Tze Ng as an "Outstanding American by Choice" in Providence, RI, Nov. 1, 2007 
 

 

 
 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/23/2011