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2008 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 2008 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 January 15, 2008 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Congressman Albio Sires, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008

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From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Congressman Albio Sires, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008
 
 

From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Anh Duong, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008

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From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Anh Duong, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008 
 

 

 
From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Major General John Fugh (ret.), USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008

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From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Major General John Fugh (ret.), USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008
 
 

From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Duncan Wardle, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008

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From left to right: Department of Homeland Security Acting Deputy Secretary Paul Schneider, "Outstanding American by Choice" Duncan Wardle, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Jan. 15, 2008 
    
 
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 January 24, 2008 - Los Angeles, CA
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Andy Garcia with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 24, 2008

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Andy Garcia with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 24, 2008
 
 

From left to right: USCIS District Director Jane Arellano, "Outstanding American by Choice" Andy Garcia, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 24, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS District Director Jane Arellano, "Outstanding American by Choice" Andy Garcia, and USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Los Angeles, CA, Jan. 24, 2008 
 

 

 
 
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 February 27, 2008 - New York, NY
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Dr. James S.C. Chao, and Secretary Elaine L. Chao as Dr. Chao is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Dr. James S.C. Chao, and Secretary Elaine L. Chao as Dr. Chao is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008
 
 

"Outstanding American by Choice" Dr. James S.C. Chao speaking at a naturalization ceremony in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008

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"Outstanding American by Choice" Dr. James S.C. Chao speaking at a naturalization ceremony in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008 
 

 

 
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Secretary Elaine L. Chao, and Dr. James S.C. Chao as Secretary Chao is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Secretary Elaine L. Chao, and Dr. James S.C. Chao as Secretary Chao is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008
 
 

"Outstanding American by Choice" Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008

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"Outstanding American by Choice" Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony in New York, NY, Feb. 27, 2008 
    
 
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 February 28, 2008 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Secretary Rosario Marin, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, as Secretary Marin is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Secretary Rosario Marin, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Secretary Marin is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008
 
 

From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Dr. Elsa Murano, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Dr. Murano is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Dr. Elsa Murano, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Dr. Murano is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008 
 

 

 
From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Charles Simic, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Mr. Simic is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Charles Simic, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Mr. Simic is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008
 
 

From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Professor Elie Wiesel, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Professor Wiesel is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008

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From left to right: USCIS Director Emilio T. González, Professor Elie Wiesel, and Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte as Professor Wiesel is presented with the, "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Washington, DC Feb. 28, 2008 
    
 
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 April 14, 2008 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Mr. Donald Zacherl with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 14, 2008

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USCIS Director Emilio T. González presents Mr. Donald Zacherl with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition in Washington, DC, Apr. 14, 2008
 
 

Mr. Donald Zacherl accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Apr. 14, 2008

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Mr. Donald Zacherl accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Director Emilio T. González in Washington, DC, Apr. 14, 2008 
 

 

 
 
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 April 14, 2008 - Fort Lewis, WA
   
From left to right: Brigadier General Peter C. Bayer, Jr., Staff Sgt. Ramel Turic, and USCIS District Director Anne Corsano in Fort Lewis, WA, Sept. 17, 2008

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From left to right: Brigadier General Peter C. Bayer, Jr., Staff Sgt. Ramel Turic, and USCIS District Director Anne Corsano in Fort Lewis, WA, Sept. 17, 2008
 
 

From left to right: Brigadier General Peter C. Bayer, Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Robert Olton, and USCIS District Director Anne Corsano in Fort Lewis, WA, Sept. 17, 2008

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From left to right: Brigadier General Peter C. Bayer, Jr., Sgt. 1st Class Robert Olton, and USCIS District Director Anne Corsano in Fort Lewis, WA, Sept. 17, 2008 
 

 

 
 
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 October 21, 2008 - Fairfax, VA
   
USCIS Acting Director Jock Scharfen presents Dr. Abul Hussam with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, Oct. 21, 2008

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USCIS Acting Director Jock Scharfen presents Dr. Abul Hussam with the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, Oct. 21, 2008
 
 

Dr. Abul Hussam accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Acting Director Jock Scharfen at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, Oct. 21, 2008

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Dr. Abul Hussam accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Acting Director Jock Scharfen at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA, Oct. 21, 2008 
 

 

 
 

 

Last Reviewed/Updated: 11/25/2008