They came from Belarus, Vietnam, Afghanistan, the United Kingdom, Bolivia, Tunisia, Brazil and Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Cambodia, Latvia, Cameroon, China, Mexico, Columbia, Canada, South Korea, Iraq, El Salvador, Pakistan, India, Sierra Leone, Honduras, Eritrea, Peru, Ghana, the Philippines, and Ethiopia. Fifty immigrants took the Oath of Citizenship on Friday, Feb. 22, at the Mount Vernon Estate in a special naturalization ceremony sponsored by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Mount Vernon Ladies Association. Director of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Alejandro Mayorkas presented Tsehaye Teferra with the Outstanding American by Choice Recognition Award. Teferra is the president and CEO of the Ethiopian Community Development Council, Inc.