There was a long line of people waiting to get into Abravanel Hall, each anxious people ready to make a commitment to America.
Burundian refugee Jean De Dieu Bivahagumye was one of them. He has been in America for five years after leaving his home country.
Bivahagumye said, "It wasn't safe to be there, so that is why I came to the United States."
And now, the country that gave him protection, is his own.
Bivahagumye said, "I'm so excited to be a us citizen so that I can be safe and live in the United States."
Stories are similar for the 392 people from 79 different countries, including Gabriel Lundean. Gabriel is from Brazil, but Utah has been her home for nearly 20 years.
Gabriel said, "I feel like i belong to this country, i love this country, i feel like this is the most happiest day of my life>
Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams spoke to the new citizens reminding them of their responsibility, and the honor, to be Americans. He also reminded all of us; this is one of the best parts of our country.
Mayor McAdams said, "We have an immigration system that needs reform, but to see people here today it is a beautiful reminder of our own ancestors who came to America so long ago."
Then the time finally came, 392 people raised their right hand taking the oath making them official citizens of the United States of America.