A first of its kind ceremony at the State Capitol Wednesday.
Twenty-five people from 18 countries officially became U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony in the rotunda Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Rick Snyder spoke at the event. He said people come to Michigan for the state's education and high-skilled jobs.
"It is a big day for me, and for a lot of people here" said Ernesto Negrete, who is originally from Cuba. "I got a little one now. She's American. So it's time for me to be American, too."
About 13,400 people in Michigan will become American citizens this year.