Archive for the ‘Citizenship/Naturalization’ Category

Civic Test Questions for the Elderly

June 12, 2012 Leave a comment

To become a US citizen, one must pass the civic test. For elderlys (65 years old and above) who have been US resident for more than 20 years, the civic test will be chosen from a list of 20 questions (instead of the normal 100). To help people study for the test, CUNY listed these 20 questions on this website. To pass the civic test, one must answer 6 out of 10 randomly chosen questions correctly.


Preparing for The Oath: A Naturalization Test Learning Tool

May 29, 2012 Leave a comment

USCIS and Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History launched Preparing for the Oath, a web-based learning tool that helps immigrants prepare for the naturalization civic test. This web-based learning tool is specifically designed to be a self-study tool for the civic test and is based on the 100 civic questions and answers which USCIS draws on for the civic test.


Excerpt From Interview By Maria Prato

April 27, 2011 Leave a comment

A couple weeks back, I was interviewed by Maria Prato of Home News Tribune. Below is an excerpt from that interview:

“For a few, having the right to cast a ballot or the opportunity to travel is all the persuasion they need to evolve from permanent resident status to citizen, said Marco Son, a partner at the Iselin law firm of Son and Keum, which spe­cializes in immigration law. But for many of Son’s clients, citizenship means they no longer have to fear deportation or losing their status of permanent resi­dency, which can result from something as simple as committing a misde­meanor. Citizenship is also a means to sponsor other family members who are looking to permanently live on U.S. soil, he said.”

Since that interview, I had been wondering what are the reason immigrants apply for citizenship. I have set up a poll and is interested in your view and opinion as to why immigrants would want to become citizen.

Why Become A US Citizen?

April 5, 2011 1 comment

Yesterday during a newspaper interview, I was asked the question what is the main reason that an immigrant would want to become an US citizen. I came up with three reasons why a permanent resident would become a citizen (a fourth reason was provided by the interviewer). I am curious as to how accurate these reasons are and whether there are any other reasons why one would choose to become a US citizen. Please vote below:

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