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  NBC’s Peter Alexander introduces us to  four people from different corners of the globe who are being sworn in as U.S. citizens this 4th of July.

New Americans to become citizens at Monticello

  Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, is the backdrop for a group of four new Americans to officially become citizens of their adopted country. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports on their roads to the American dream.

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