The path to Citizenship

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Famous Naturalized U.S. Citizens

Famous Naturalized U.S. Citizens

Madeleine Albright, US Secretary of State, from Czech Republic

Pamela Anderson, actress, from Canada

Isaac Asimov, author, from Russia

Dan Aykroyd, actor, from Canada

Mischa Barton, actress, England

Mikhail Baryshnikov, dancer, Russia

Pierce Brosnan, actor, Ireland

Mother Cabrini, Saint, Italy

Jim Carrey, actor, Canada

Oleg Cassini, fashion designer, France

Nadia Comaneci, gymnast, Romania

Willem de Kooning, artist, the Netherlands

Albert Einstein, scientist, Germany

Patrick Ewing, pro basketball player, Jamaica

Peter Frampton, musician, England

Diane von Furstenberg, fashion designer, Belgium

Alexander Graham Bell, inventor, Scotland

Cary Grant, actor, England

Wayne Gretzky, pro hockey player, Canada

Salma Hayek, actress, Mexico

Alfred Hitchcock, director, England

Bob Hope, actor, England

Anthony Hopkins, actor, Wales

Khaled Hosseini, author, Afghanistan

Ariana Huffington, author, Greece

Iman, model, Somalia

Henry Kissinger, diplomat, Germany

Ivan Lendl, pro tennis player, Czech Republic

Bela Lugosi, actor, Hungary

Dave Matthews, singer, South Africa

Vladimir Nabokov, writer, Russia

Martina Navratilova, pro tennis player, Czech Republic

Yoko Ono, artist, Japan

I.M. Pei, architect, China

Wolfgang Puck, chef, Austria

Mark Rothko, artist, Latvia

Arnold Schwarzenegger, governor, Austria

Siegfrieg and Roy, entertainers, Germany

Gene Simmons, musician, Israel

Annika Sorenstam, pro golfer, Sweden

Sammy Sosa, baseball player, Dominican Republic

Ruth Westheimer, sex therapist, Germany


"I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, State, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law, that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God."


Honor Someone on Citizenship Day

September 17th is Constitution Day, also called Citizenship Day.  This is one of the newest federal holidays to be established by Congress, as it was passed in just 2004.  Citizenship Day was the name given to the holiday prior to its official designation. It is celebrated on September 17th unless it falls on a weekend.


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