Dib Ahmad Attie has wanted to move to the United States from Lebanon since he was first introduced to Elvis Presley's music in the 1960s.
"I feel like Superman," he said after the ceremony about becoming an American citizen. "I've been waiting for this for a long time."
While Attie hasn't kept a close eye on what's going on in Washington D.C., he hopes members of Congress can eventually work things out.
"They need to be taking steps to move forward," he said.
The full list of new American citizens naturalized at Monday's ceremony, and their former countries, includes:
Shaista Akram, Pakistan; Leena Anil, India; Suhaib Ased, New Zealand; Dib Ahmad Attie, Lebanon; Juan De Dios Barrios Fuentes, Mexico; Maureen Aryeri Batista, Costa Rica; Anjumara Begum, Pakistan; Manuela Ines Beverlin, Italy; Yolanda Yvonne Campbell, Canada; Mei Chen, China; Xiao Bin Chen, China; Gail Dianne Clements, United Kingdom; Krishna Mohan Davuluri, India; Xuan Hong Do, Vietnam; Christopher Easton Dean Evans, Jamaica;
Derrick Courtney Gibson, United Kingdom; Maria Del Rocio Gillispie, Mexico; David Maxwell Harris, Canada; Houda Hirbli, Syria; Jalila Said Hodroj, Lebanon; Mihai Istrate, Romania; Seraphin Junior Stander Joseph, Haiti; Tsukasa Kambara, Japan; Alnairouz Katrib, Syria; Muhammed Aslam Khan, Pakistan; Konstantin Albertovich Korolev, Russia; Fitz Andrew Leung, Jamaica; Marilu Cubilla Lowe, Panama;
Uchechukwu Chiamaka Maduako, Nigeria; Igor Ernesto Molina Abad, Venezuela; Dilip Nagisetty, India; Abdul Naser, Bangladesh; Tien Nam Nguyen, Vietnam; Anarose Genota Pate, Philippines; Amisha Rakeshbhai Patel, India; Aniket Rajendra Patel, India; Jyoti Rajendra Patel, India; Kirti Patel, India; Rajendra Ganpatbhai Patel, India; Rakesh Chhaganbhai Patel, India; Shinobu Pinson, Japan;
Urooj Tahir Rana, Pakistan; Peter Saveliev, Russia; Rameez Tauqir Sayyed, Pakistan; Trevor Dashi Sho Johnson, Sierra Leone; Ernesto Soriano, Mexico; Svitlana V. Veselova, Ukraine; Marilou Besin Williams, Philippines; Melat Abebe Wube, Ethiopia; Naveed Zaman, Pakistan; Yuwen Zhang Fuson, China; Ren Zhen Zheng, China; Xiao Lan Zheng, China; Xu Dan Zheng, China.
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