Forty-five people became American citizens Monday at a ceremony at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. District Courthouse in Charleston. After taking the oath of allegiance and hearing from Grant Cooper, the New Zealand-born conductor of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, they recited the Pledge of Allegiance.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Forty-five people from around the world became United States citizens Monday, at a naturalization ceremony at the Robert C. Byrd U.S. District Courthouse in Charleston. The new citizens include:Abir Sleiman Aboulhosn, Lebanon; Noelia Concepcion Aleman, Nicaragua; Haytham Aljoudi, Jordan; Nedaa Issa, Jordan; Arunkumar Amin, India; Naynaben Amin, India; Anne Navaneetha Amuthavalli, India; Zouhair Benabdallah, Tunisia; Jefferson Charles, Dominica; Xin Chen, China; Zeshma Durrani, Pakistan; Farah Khalid Durrani, Pakistan; Ivan Funcic, Croatia;
Yosief Habtemariam Ghile, Eritrea; Iran Hachami, Iran; Markus Adolf Hadler, Austria; Chanda Dhimal Hale, Nepal; Farid Hussain, Bangladesh; Nga Bich Thi Huynh, Vietnam; Mohamed Sherif Ibrahim, Egypt; Amar Rajen Kacheria, India; Anand Rajen Kacheria, India; Hana Lee, South Korea; Rachael Weiqing Lin, China; Jose Socorro Lopez Garcia, Mexico;Nikola McClintic, Czech Republic; Mina Nguyen Miller, Vietnam; Jinane Naciri, Morocco; Charlot Nacius, Haiti; Flavia Cristina Bueno Palmer, Brazil; Giulliana Caceres Porter, Peru; Nusra Tahir Rana, Pakistan; Tahir Iqbal Rana, Pakistan; Natalie Dawn Richards, United Kingdom; Anthony Stephen Richardson, United Kingdom; Leyna Sahay, Vietnam; Manuela Sauceda, Mexico;Nataliya Nikolaevna Shaffer, Russia; Sangitaben Sudhirchandra Shah, India; Sudhirchandra Maganlal Shah, India; Aida Shiferaw, Ethiopia; Vasile Cristian Sirbu, Romania; Jeremy Stephen Smart, New Zealand; Tannaz Towfick, Iran; Salahadin Ahmed Towfick, Ethiopia.