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06/15/2018 01:08 pm ET

Jimmy Kimmel Gives New Americans The Hero's Welcome They Deserve

Recently sworn-in citizens reveled in patriotic pomp.

To celebrate Flag Day on Thursday, Jimmy Kimmel welcomed some freshly minted American citizens to his show in a big way.

“I think becoming an American shouldn’t look like a visit to the DMV,” the late-night host said.

Kimmel gave his recently sworn-in guests introductions usually reserved for athletes before a big game. 

Los Angeles Kings PA announcer Dave Joseph called out their names, and they took the stage to a version of Neil Diamond’s “America.” They were eventually showered with red, white and blue streamers.

Guillermo, dressed as a gift-bearing American eagle, completed the patriotic salute.

It was glorious.

“We seem to have forgotten we are a nation of immigrants,” Kimmel said earlier, referring to the national debate over the Trump administration’s controversial immigration measures.

Thursday’s segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” was a pretty good reminder.

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