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Snyder Hosts Naturalization Ceremony At Capitol

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Twenty-five people who entered the state Capitol as citizens of 18 countries have left as Americans, and Michiganians.

Gov. Rick Snyder was co-host Wednesday for what his office says was the first naturalization ceremony held at the statehouse.

Snyder's office says the event affirms "that Michigan is a place for immigrants to come and take part in the state's comeback."

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is the other co-host, with U.S. District Judge Robert Jonker presiding.

The state says that about 13,400 people in Michigan will take the oath of U.S. citizenship this year. It says about a dozen naturalization ceremonies are performed in Michigan each month.

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