Utica, NY (WIBX) - "Welcome home."  That is the message that Oneida County is offering about fifty new American citizens sworn in last week.

In an emotional ceremony there were few dry eyes in the Oneida County Legislative Chambers that served as the ceremonial courtroom.

Hailing from more than a dozen countries just under half are from Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Of the fifty more than forty plan to call Utica home.