Iran Native Becomes U.S. Citizen

By: Leonard Horton
By: Leonard Horton

11-16-06

It was a happy day for one man as he officially becomes a U.S. citizen.

Thirty-seven-year-old Amir Ziagham is a native of Iran and was one of 43 other non-citizens to become naturalized this morning at the federal courthouse in Tallahassee after five long years of interviews.

Amir says he is aware of the tension between the U.S. and Iran involving nuclear issues, but he says his family is supportive of his decision to become an American.

"I’m excited, it is a great honor to be an American, and I am so happy for it," said Ziagham.

Right after his swearing in ceremony, Ziagham became a registered voter.

He currently teaches English to international students as a second language at Tallahassee Community College.


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