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Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Alejandro Mayorkas of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services make the dreams of 30 citizen candidates come true as they administer the oath to make each one of them a full American citizen in a naturalization ceremony on the plaza.

Coming to America: 30 take oath to become new citizens on the TODAY Show

Citizenship candidates hailing from around the world – from Iran and Afghanistan to Kosovo and Peru – reflect on what it means to officially become an American, as 30 of them wait on Rockefeller Plaza for a moment they have anticipated their whole lives – becoming American citizens.

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