Immigrant life and Naturalization
Immigration is the process through which individuals become permanent residents or citizens of another country.
Frequently, they are stereotyped and discriminated against, many immigrants suffered verbal and physical abuse because they were "different." While large-scale immigration caused many social and political tensions, it also made a new energy in the cities and states in which the immigrants settled.
Naturalization is the process through which an immigrant to the United States can become a U.S. citizen. Only certain immigrants are eligible: those who either have been green card holders (permanent residents) for 3–5 years or meet various military service requirements.
Becoming a naturalized citizen allows people who are not born in a certain country a path to citizenship and provides many benefits, including the ability to vote, bring family members to the U.S., elminate the need to renew your green card, and more.
There is a process of naturalization that is well organized with pictures, so I scraped it.
You will also take an English and civics test unless you qualify for an exemption or waiver. The English test has three components: reading, writing, and speaking. The civics test covers important U.S. history and government topics.
The test is prepared in English and the candidate must score at least 60 percent for a successful pass. There are 100 civics questions that cover various topics in U.S. history, constitution, and government. For the naturalization process, the applicant will be asked 10 randomly selected questions.
To prepare for this naturalization test, I have compiled related information on my blog.
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In my case, I was fortunate enough to have a friendly and polite officer. He helped me sit down in a chair and do the interview with a relaxed mind and no tension. I swear to tell the truth before I sit down on my chair. Afterward, I sit down in a chair, and he asks if I am ready. You will first be asked if your name was changed when you applied for citizenship if you answer yes. After that, give the 10 test questions immediately above.
In my test, there were about five. If everyone says the correct answer, they tell you that it is a pass. Rather, these political, social, geographical, and historical test may be the easiest.
Afterward, he asks about reading and writing. For me, this part wasn't that difficult. Because he asks questions slowly and kindly, he speaks so accurately as if an English academy teacher would pronounce it.
After that, he asked about personal questions, and in my case, this part made me very nervous. It was because I had to be alert if I said something wrong. The questions about the related green card and working place, and then you'll be asked if you have a criminal history, then you'll sign an oath to the United States several times. You should never tell lies during an interview, and if you can't remember, it's better to say that you don't know. The limitations of human memory seemed to be forgiven, as most of the information was owned and known by Officers.
When all tests are completed, a paper is printed out and congratulated.
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