LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- More than 12 dozen people spent their first day as American citizens in Louisville.

On Thursday 170 people were sworn in as new United States citizens at the Muhammad Ali Center in downtown Louisville. They come from 47 different countries -- but Cuba had the most people becoming new citizens.

"It's a long process, but it is worth the wait," said Phuoc Moormae. "It's amazing right now, and I am really happy about it." 

The Kentucky Opera Chorus also performed at the ceremony.

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