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USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’

Since 2006, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has awarded 130 naturalized citizens from more than 50 countries with the honor. Now, it’s Meb’s turn.

Olympic medalist and marathon legend Meb Keflezighi was recognized by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) with the “Outstanding American by Choice” award in San Diego on May 10.


Olympian and marathon icon Meb Keflezighi has won many titles but on Wednesday, he was awarded an honor very close to his heart: “Outstanding American by Choice.”

At a naturalization ceremony for 50 new U.S. citizens at Gompers Preparatory Academy in San Diego, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will recognize Keflezighi with the award, which recognizes the achievements of naturalized U.S. citizens. Continue reading USCIS Honors Olympian Meb Keflezighi as ‘Outstanding American by Choice’

The Irrelevance None-Citizen Citizens

Eritrea has prevailed thanks to its positive thinking and forward looking courageous citizens. At the same time, it has seen the abhorrent betrayal by groups of individuals claiming to be her children. Is it justifiable to allow people who have been tirelessly at work to the demise of the country take part as a citizen in its political affairs? When is a citizen a citizen?

By Russom Bahrinegash,

In the discourse of human behavior, there is a general assumption that strong self-serving disposition is what stimulates people to act the way they do. Certainly the pursuit of self-interest is alive and kicking and we see it ever-present albeit in different colours and shades.

On the other hand it is irrelevant whether this is right or wrong. What is relevant is whether one is able to a certain extent to override this predisposition and act in the interest of the collective to which he belongs. This brings us directly to the issue of the essence of citizenship. But what is citizenship and what does it entail?  Continue reading The Irrelevance None-Citizen Citizens

Canadians of Eritrean Origin Face Discrimination

Eritrean Canadians questions why the double standards and discrimination? Canada opposes Eritrea’s nominal 2% Diaspora tax but facilitates US levying of full income tax; defies all logic and reasoning


THE Eritrean consulate in Toronto was the subject of much controversy last week over claims by the National Post and the CBC about the alleged “extortion” of a 2% rehabilitation tax on expats residing in Canada.

The CECCO deems it necessary to point out some crucial points that often are ignored by the mainstream media.

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