A “Regular” Citizenship Interview (plus N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary Questions)

A “Regular” Citizenship Interview (plus N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary Questions)


This is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes,
resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US Citizenship interview. Today we’re going to listen to our “Regular Citizenship Interview” which includes random civics questions. Episodes of US Citizenship Podcasts are
now available on the uscitizenpod YouTube channel. You can also subscribe to us on iTunes, Stitcher, or simply download our free app from the Apple or Google Play stores. Let’s get started. Hi I’m Officer Jennifer I will be interviewing you today. What is your name? My name is Li Hua Cheng. Nice to meet you. Why are you here today? I want to be a US citizen. Why do you want to become an American citizen? I want our better education and
a better life for my children. What do you miss about your old country? I miss the food. Are you ready? Yes! I am ready. Do you have any questions before we begin? No. Please raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the
whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes, I do. Put down your hand. What did you just promise? I promised it to tell the truth. Explain how you are eligible to become a US citizen. I have a been a legal permanent resident for five years. Show me your Green Card, your passport, or state-issued ID What is your current legal name? My current legal name is Li Hua Cheng. Spell your last name. C-H-E-N-G is the name on your Green Card the same as your current legal name? Yes. What is your date of birth? My date of a birth is on March 1st 1966. What date did you become a legal permanent resident? I became a legal permanent resident on January 18 2012. What is your country of birth? Taiwan. What is your country of nationality? Taiwan. Are you requesting any accommodations because of a disability? No What is your current home address? My current address is 1219 Tyrell, Milpitas, CA 95035 How do you support yourself? My husband–he set up his own company.
He supports me. Have you taken any trips outside the United States during the past 5 years? Yes I have. How many trips have you taken outside the United States during the past five years? I have taken seven trips. How many total days have you spent outside the United States? 185 days. Tell me about your last trip: when did you leave? I left on November 21, 2016 and I returned on December 13, 2016. Where did you go? I went to Taiwan. What is your current marital status? I’m married. How many times have you been married? One What is your husband’s name? His name is Wei Yu Cho What is the date of your marriage? I was married on June 21, 1992. Is your husband a US citizen? No he is not. Is he a permanent resident? Yes, he is a permanent resident. When will he become a citizen? He has interview today. Good luck! Do you have any children? Yes I have. How many children do you have? I have three children. Are they born in the United States or in Taiwan? They were born in Taiwan. How many children are dependent on you? Only one. Is he living at home with you? Yes, he lives with me. Is he an American citizen now? No, he is not. Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No. Have you ever voted in any US elections? No, never. Did you vote in Taiwan? Yes! We voted. Do you have any title of nobility in a foreign country? No. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No. Have you ever failed to file your taxes? No. Do you owe any taxes? No. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No. Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No. What is communism? Communism: the government party of China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba . Have you ever been a member of a totalitarian party? No, never. What is a totalitarian party? A group of people that completely control everything and the people have no power. Have you ever been a terrorist? No. What is a terrorist ? A terrorist uses violence to control people and governments. Have you ever advocated the overthrow of any group by either force or violence? No. Have you ever persecuted any person because of race, religion, national origin, or member of any particular social group, or political opinion? No. Have you ever participated in genocide? No. What is genocide? To kill a group of people. Have you ever tortured someone? No. Have you ever tried to kill a person? No. Have you ever badly hurt or killed a person on purpose? No. Have you ever forced or tried to force someone to have sex? No. Have you ever stopped someone from
practicing his or her religion? No. What is religion? You follow God. Have you ever participated in a military unit, rebel group, or militia? No. Have you ever been member of a gang? No. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No. What is crime? Crime: you brek the law. Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No. What is a habitual drunkard? You drink too much alcohol every day and get sick. Have you ever been a prostitute? No. What is a prostitute? To sell sex for money. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No. What is illegal drugs? Drugs against the law like cocaine, opium, and heroin. Have you ever been married to more than one person at the same time? No. What is bigamy? It means to marry more than one person at the same time. So you don’t have two husbands? No. Have you ever married someone to get an immigration benefit? No. What is an immigration benefit? To marry a US Citizen to
become legal permanent resident. Have you ever helped someone enter the United States illegally? No. What is illegal entry? You don’t have the proper visa to stay in America. Have you ever gambled illegally? No. What is illegal gambling? You gamble (and) you earn (win) money but you don’t pay the money you need to pay taxes. You don’t played mahjongg or pai gow? No. I don’t play that. Have you ever failed to support your children or pay alimony? No. What is alimony? The money the courts order you to pay monthly to your ex-spouse. Have you ever lied to the US government
to get public benefits? No. What are public benefits? You get financial support from the government. Have you ever been deported? No. What is deported? The government arrests you and sends you back to your country. Have you ever served in the US Armed Forces? No. Do you support the US Constitution and form of government? Yes, I do. What is the Constitution? The supreme law of the land. What is the US form of government? Democracy. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes. What is an oath? The promise. What is allegiance? To be loyal. What is the Oath of Allegiance? To be loyal to the United States. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes . If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms in the US Army? Yes. What is to bear arms? To use a weapon to protect the US government if the government requires you to do so, Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the US Army? Yes. I am. What is noncombatant? To serve in the army without using a weapon. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Yes I do. Do you promise everything that you said
is true? Yes I do. Let me ask you some questions: The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the US Constitution. Name one of the writers. James Madison. The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the people. What are two parts of the US Congress? the Senate and the House of Representatives. Who signs bills to become laws? the President What does the judicial branch do? explains the laws Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states? To give out driver’s license. What is an amendment? A change to the Constitution Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? To print money. What are two rights of everyone living in
the United States? Freedom of speech and freedom of expression There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. 18 years old and older can vote. Very, very good. Congratulations! Thanks to the students & staff of Milpitas Adult School. A special thanks goes out to Linda. Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com. While you’re there, click the link for USALearns Citizenship, a free online citizenship preparation course from the Sacramento County Office of Education. You can also click the link to visit
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