CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Fifty-three people from around the world became citizens of the United States in a ceremony this week in Charleston.
The new citizens were welcomed in a ceremony by U.S. District Judge Joseph R. Goodwin.
The new citizens include:
Hend Abochar, Syria; Mansoor Ahmad, Pakistan; Soheila Ahmadi Alavijeh, Iran; Lama Al Kamha, Syria; Susan Khalid Baqer, Iraq; Manali Sachin Bendre, India; Sachin Vilas Bendre, India; Veronica Aracely Bishop, Mexico; Igor Borisevich, Belarus; Anthon Charles Brown, Canada; Andrea Celorio Arreola, Mexico; Quynh Tu Chau, Vietnam; Ronald Chaves Cordero, Costa Rica; Vimolrat Doggett, Thailand; Divine Dordoye, Ghana;
Walter Ligory Dsouza, India; Farideh Kahvaz Falsafi, Iran; Hanna Habtemariam Ghile, Eritrea; Wedeb Habtemariam Ghile, Eritrea; Aida Glardon, Mexico; Dawit Demisse Goshu, Ethiopia; Elif Filis Hagi Zaid, Romania; Nima Hosseini, Iran; Silke Humphrey, Germany; Hadi Kahvaz, Iran; Fahad Mustafa Kalwar, Pakistan; Ghulam Mustafa Kalwar, Pakistan; Seema Mustafa Kalwar, Pakistan;
Andrei Maratovich Kharisov, Russia; Jimena Mariana Lagos, Colombia; Wu Lin, China; Djemson Lormistois, Haiti; Maryam Fatima Mohammed, Ghana; Afrin Naz, Bangladesh; Angelina Ngan Nguyen, Vietnam; Vy Diem Kieu Nguyen, Vietnam; Wren May Nguyen, Germany; Protus Epie Ngoupou Mbe Njume, Cameroon; Kaya Kay Pham, Germany; Tatiana Mikhailovna Rakhmanina, Russia;
Rajni Rani, India; Franklin Jesus Reyes Carrozza, Venezuela; Chamese Glendene Ruddock, Jamaica; Maria Theresa Roque Scarbro, Philippines; Rosy Sedhain, Nepal; Khosrow Shafiei Alavijeh, Iran; Daljinder Singh, India; Trang Kieu Smith, Vietnam; Yolanda Jacinta Smith, Panama; Heloise Swanepoel, South Africa; Myrna Coca Thomas, Philippines; Rukhsana Bargir Turner, United Kingdom; Doris B. Woart Dennah, Liberia.