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After a year without a partner in Canada, Belbin moved to Detroit in 1998, where she was partnered with Benjamin Agosto by their coach Igor Shpilband. junior national title and then took the bronze medal at the 2000 World Junior Championships. Championships and won the silver medal, qualifying them for their first senior World Championships, where they finished 17th. Fans of Belbin / Agosto wrote letters and signed petitions asking for a special act of Congress to allow Belbin to become a citizen in time for her to compete at the 2006 Winter Olympics, where many believed they could medal. However, the mother of fellow American ice dancer David Mitchell sent a letter to Senator Hillary Clinton, asking her to vote against it.
In the 1999–2000 season, they won a pair of medals on the ISU Junior Grand Prix series and finished 4th at the JGP Final. In 2000–2001, Belbin / Agosto competed again on the JGP series, taking gold in all three of their events including the Final. In 2001–2002, Belbin / Agosto made their senior Grand Prix debut and won another silver medal at the U. Championships, which would have qualified them for the 2002 Winter Olympics if Belbin had been an American citizen. national title and would go on to repeat four times. In addition, it was Belbin / Agosto who earned a third spot for the U. in the Olympic ice dancing event, by winning a medal at the 2005 World Championships, without which the U. She believed that it was unfair to bend the requirements for U. citizenship for Belbin, when other "aliens of extraordinary ability" were denied expedited citizenship.
They won gold at Nationals, the silver medal at Four Continents, and the bronze at Worlds.
In 2007–2008, they won gold medals at both Skate America and Cup of China which qualified them for the Grand Prix Final, where they took the silver medal.
Belbin / Agosto won both their Grand Prix events in the 2009–10 season: the 2009 Cup of China and the 2009 Skate America. Championships, they were unable to reclaim their national title, finishing second behind Meryl Davis and Charlie White.They won their 5th national title and then placed 4th at the 2008 Worlds after a fall by Belbin in the compulsory dance.