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Peter Kungu, 39

Country of Origin: Kenya
Place of Residence: Woodland

"This country is the greatest country in the world, there is no doubt about that. I wanted my kids to be [at the ceremony] because not a lot of people get to experience that. They can see this guy who came from Africa and loved this country so much that he wanted to be a part of it. I wanted them to have pride in where they were born. This is the one country where you go to sleep and have a dream about something and in a few years you can be that. I'm a nurse. Nineteen years ago, I started thinking about what would provide the best life for my family and my kids, and I happened across nursing. This is a country of second chances. At my age, [the opportunity to] go back to school, become a nurse and have a successful career doesn't happen in too many countries. A lot of people don't see it that way unless they've lived in a different country. It sounds cliché, but the American dream for me was the little house with the white picket fence and the kids running around, and I think I'm there."

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