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Famous people who became US citizens
Famous people who became US citizens

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Part of the appeal of the United States is that there are people here from all over the world. Some residents grew up thousands of miles away in nations with drastically different cultures but later found their ways to America – some pursuing the much sought "American Dream." To celebrate these individuals on Citizenship Day, we've compiled a list of well-known politicians, athletes, entertainers and others who were born outside the U.S. but later gained American citizenship. Read on to find out which countries these stars were born in.  
 
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