Anh Dung Tran’s Citizenship Interview


Hi, I’m Officer Jennifer. I’ll be interviewing you today. Yes, nice to meet you. Why are you here today? I am here for my citizenship interview. Why do you want to become an American citizen? I want to vote in the next election. What do you miss about your home country, Vietnam? I miss the food. Are you ready?
Yes. 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 to tell the truth. Please sit down. Explain to me how you are eligible for US citizenship. I have been a Legal Permanent Resident for 5 years. Show me your Green Card, Driver’s License, and Photo ID. What is your full name? My full name is Dung Truong Anh Tran. Do you want to change your name or keep your name? Yes, I want to change. What do you want to be your new name? My new name is–First Name: Anh Dung;
Middle Name: Truong; Last Name: Tran. What is your country of birth? Vietnam. What is your country of nationality? Vietnam. Is your current home address is in San
Jose, Milpitas, or Fremont? I live in San Jose. How do you support yourself? I work. Where do you work? I work at AnaCom Company. What is your job? My job is a technician. How many years have you worked there? I worked there about four years. Have you traveled outside the United States? No, I have not left the US. Are you married? Yes, I am married. How many times have you been married? Just one time. What is your wife’s name? My wife’s name is Phuong Thi Kim Tran. What is the date of your marriage? I am married July 19, 1987. Is your wife a US citizen? No, she is a permanent resident. When will she become American citizen? She takes the interview today. Today? Good luck! Good luck! Do you have any children? I have two children. Do they live here or are they in Vietnam? They live here. Do they live with you? One child lives with me; one child lives in another state. Is your child that lives with you, is she under 18 or over 18? She is over 18. Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen?
No. Have you ever voted in the US elections? No. Have you ever had a title of nobility in Vietnam? No. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No. Have you ever failed to file your taxes? No. We pay taxes every year. Do you pay taxes with your wife? Yes. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No. Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No. What is the Communist Party? Communist Party? The government party of North Korea, China, Cuba, and Vietnam. Have you ever been a member of a totalitarian party? No. Have you ever been a member of a terrorist organization? No. What is a terrorist organization? Terrorists use violence or bombs to control people and governments. Have you ever participated in genocide? No. What is genocide? Genocide: kill a lot of people. Have you ever killed someone or tried to kill someone? No. Have you ever stopped someone from practicing his or her religion? No. Have you ever been a member of a gang? No. What is a gang? A gang is a group of criminals. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime?
No. Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No. What is a habitual drunkard? A habitual drunkard drinks alcohol every day and get sick. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs? No. What are illegal drugs? Illegal drugs are like cocaine, heroin, and opium. Have you ever been married to two people at the same? No. Have you ever married someone to get immigration benefits? No. Have you ever helped someone enter the United States illegally? No. Have you have you ever lied to the US government to get public benefits? No. What are public benefits? Public benefits? Like, welfare. Have you ever been deported? No. What is deported? Deported? The government arrests me and tells me to go me to go back to my country.. Do you support the US Constitution and the form of government? Yes. What is the Constitution? The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. What is the US form of government? Democracy. And do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I do. What is an oath? The oath is a promise. What is allegiance? I am sorry. Can you say that again? What is allegiance? Allegiance is loyal to the United States. What is the Oath of Allegiance? I promise to be loyal to the United States. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the government? Yes. If the law requires it are you willing to bear arms in the US Army. Yes. What is to bear arms? Bear arms: to carry a weapon to protect the US. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the US Army? Yes. What is a non-combatant? Non-combatant is to help the US army without using a gun. Are you willing to help the government
during the national emergency? Yes. Do you promise everything you say is true? Yes. Can you read this one: Where is the Statue of Liberty? Can you do this dictation: It is in New York Harbor. How do you spell: New York? N-e-w Y-o-r-k. Are you ready for questions ? Yes. Number 1: Name one of the two the longest rivers in the United States? The Mississippi River. What is the capital of the United States? Washington DC What is one reason a colonists came to America? Freedom. There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote describe one of them. Any citizens can vote. What is the highest court in the United States? The Supreme Court How many senators are there? One hundred senators What did the Declaration of Independence do? Announced our independence from Great Britain. Congratulations! Chúc mừng!

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