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New US citizens talk about what it means to them

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As 30 newly naturalized U.S. citizens are joined by former President George W. Bush and former first lady Laura Bush live on the TODAY plaza, Carson Daly speaks with one of them: Dr. Cherish Smith, who came to the U.S. from Trinidad and Tobago at age 13. Sheinelle Jones talks with Per Rosenkvist from Denmark, now the head nurse practitioner at a New Jersey hospital, who says, “It’s been a long journey.” Former President Bush comments: “Our country is better off because of moments like this.”