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2009 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 2009 in which USCIS presented the Outstanding American by Choice recognition.

 
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 April 3, 2009 - Washington, DC
   
USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes recognizes U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao as an "Outstanding American by Choice" at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009

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USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes recognizes U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao as an “Outstanding American by Choice” at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009
 
 

U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition from USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009

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U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition from USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009 
 

 

 
Outstanding American by Choice honoree, U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao, delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009

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“Outstanding American by Choice” honoree, U.S. Representative (LA-2) Anh "Joseph" Cao, delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, DC, Apr. 3, 2009
 
 

 

  
    
 
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 April 29, 2009 - Washington, DC
   
From left to right: Detroit District Director Mick Dedvukaj, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Subir Chowdhury, USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes, and Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen in Detroit, MI, Apr. 29, 2009

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From left to right: Detroit District Director Mick Dedvukaj, "Outstanding American by Choice" recipient Subir Chowdhury, USCIS Acting Deputy Director Michael Aytes, and Chief Judge Gerald E. Rosen in Detroit, MI, Apr. 29, 2009
 
 

Subir Chowdhury accepts the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition and is pictured with his wife, Malini, and daughter, Anandi, in Detroit, MI, Apr. 29, 2009

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Subir Chowdhury accepts the “Outstanding American by Choice” recognition and is pictured with his wife, Malini, and daughter, Anandi, in Detroit, MI, Apr. 29, 2009 
 

 

 
 
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 September 15, 2009 - Lawrence, MA
   
Eva Millona is presented with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Lawrence, MA, Sept. 15, 2009

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Eva Millona is presented with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Lawrence, MA, Sept. 15, 2009
 
 

Eartha Dengler is presented with the ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ recognition in Lawrence, MA, Sept. 15, 2009   Click for larger 
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Eartha Dengler is presented with the "Outstanding American by Choice" recognition in Lawrence, MA, Sept. 15, 2009 
   
 
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 September 17, 2009 - Washington, DC
   
Outstanding American by Choice honoree and Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement Eskinder Negash, delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2009

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"Outstanding American by Choice" honoree and Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement Eskinder Negash, delivering remarks at a naturalization ceremony at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2009
 
 

From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree and Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Eskinder Negash, and the Honorable Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor in Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2009

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From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, "Outstanding American by Choice" honoree and Director, Office of Refugee Resettlement, Eskinder Negash, and the Honorable Hilda L. Solis, Secretary of Labor in Washington, DC, Sept. 17, 2009 
 

 

 
 
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 December 4, 2009 - New York, NY
   
From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, ¿Outstanding American by Choice¿ honoree Maria Hinojosa, and the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security at Ellis Island, Dec. 4, 2009

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From left to right: USCIS Director Alejandro N. Mayorkas, "Outstanding American by Choice" honoree Maria Hinojosa, and the Honorable Janet Napolitano, Secretary of Homeland Security at Ellis Island, Dec. 4, 2009

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Last Reviewed/Updated: 08/23/2011