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Buffalo Bills player becomes naturalized U.S. citizen

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-17 11:29:16-05

Buffalo Bills offensive player, Cyrus Kouandijos, is one of the candidates to become a citizen during a ceremony on Thursday.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will present 34 citizens during a naturalization ceremony at the U.S. District courthouse.

The candidates come from the following 34 countries: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Burma, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Dominican Republic, Eritrea, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Nepal, Pakistan, Paraguay, People’s Republic of China, Poland, Sri Lanka, Syria, Thailand, and Yemen.

Kouandijos, from Cameroon, will lead the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance. 

The offensive tackle was drafted by the Bills in the second round of the 2014 NFL draft.