At the United States Courthouse in Macon, 40 immigrants were sworn in as American citizens on Tuesday at a naturalization ceremony.
These new citizens came from India, Canada, Spain and other parts of the world.
During the ceremony, new Americans had to take of oath to the United States and say the pledge of allegiance for the first time as American citizens.
"I said it but I was not loud," said Carmen Hicks, who is originally from Spain. "Because I was so emotional, I had to kinda say it from my heart. The words were coming out, but I couldn't make a sound out."
"I was proud," said Sonia Balocco, who was born in Honduras. "I was very proud and it was emotional I think I cried a little bit."
A few of the citizens we talked to said they have been in this country for years so they already think of America as home.
"I've been in this country for 27 years, actually longer than I have been in my own country," said Hicks.