Senator Chris Murphy has helped a Danbury man, who is a member of the National Guard and a Syrian asylee, to receive his U.S. citizenship. Mohammed Wardeh has lived in Danbury for the past three years and currently works as a web developer for the United Nations.
He officially became a U.S. citizen on June 7th. Murphy’s office worked with the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to cut through red tape for Wardeh.
The Danbury resident grew up in Syria, but took a job with the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 2005. He came to the U.S. in 2007 on a visa for employees of international organizations. He was granted asylum in the United States in 2012.
Wardeh and his wife have three children, all under the age 10, all of whom are U.S. citizens.