DLIFLC instructors, family members, become new citizens

By Natela Cutter
DLIFLC Public Affairs

2017 Naturalization Ceremony

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MONTEREY, Calif. –

Twelve individuals, 10 instructors and two family members, became U.S. citizens Sept. 7, at a naturalization ceremony hosted by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center located at the Presidio of Monterey.

Naturalization ceremonies are organized jointly by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office and DLIFLC each quarter because of the large number of foreign instructors employed at the Institute. The event is organized three times per year.

“It is so exciting to see entire families receive their citizenship here at DLI. I think the event becomes even more personalized by allowing family members and colleagues to come help celebrate the event,” said Helai Sanaie, who works for the Faculty Personnel Office and is one of the main coordinators for the event.

Posted Date: 11 September 2017