PHILADELPHIA (November 24, 2010)—On the eve of a treasured American holiday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) swore in Philadelphia Union midfielder Stefani Miglioranzi and 69 others as America’s newest citizens at its field office in Philadelphia Wednesday.
Miglioranzi addressed his fellow naturalization candidates, which included people from 34 countries, and took the Oath of Allegiance to officially gain U.S. citizenship. The 33-year-old Miglioranzi already has dual Brazilian and Italian citizenship and now can join his fellow new citizens in celebrating their first Thanksgiving as American citizens.
Wednesday’s citizenship candidates hail from: Albania, Algeria, Belarus, Benin, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Estonia, Germany, Guinea, India, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Korea, Liberia, Lithuania, Mauritania, Mexico, Republic of the Philippines, Poland, Sierra Leone, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, Venezuela and Vietnam.
Miglioranzi was selected by Philadelphia Union from the Columbus Crew in the 2009 Expansion Draft and became one of the Union’s most consistent midfielders, starting in 25 of 26 games played and logging 2,097 minutes.
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