Candy Tran’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview

Candy Tran’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview


Please raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes Put down your hand. What did you promise. I (will) tell the truth. Good Have a seat Excuse me I’m going to ask that question again. What date did you become a permanent resident? November 17, 2012 Please show me your Green Card, your driver’s license, and photo ID. All beautiful red color. Let us begin What is your full name? My name is Hoai Thi Thu Tran Is the name on your Green Card the same as your legal name? They’re the same. Do you want to change your name or keep it? I want to change my name What name do you want? Candy Tran Ok, very good So CANDY will be your first name and TRAN is your last name. What is your middle name? No middle name Did you go to court to change your name yet? Yes, I have the court papers. You do have the court papers. When did you get the court paper? Last week. okay So now your legal name is CANDY TRAN.
Congratulations! That is perfect name for you. I would like to know what is your date of birth and what date did you become a permanent resident? so is the basis of your eligibility are
you married to a u.s. citizen for three years or do you live in the United
States for five years you’re in married for nine years so the basis of your
eligibility is that you are living in the United States with the green card
for five years five years okay good are you requesting any accommodation
because of a physical disability all now no okay very good do you live in San Jose no penis or
Dublin how many years have you lived in San Jose over for four years where did
you live before one one you know no no no sorry home where did
you live before you lived in San Jose oh you just lifted milk peanuts okay very
good let us continue do you work where do you
work okay so what is your job at hots bread okay so is it for men or is it for men
and women men okay very good so are you the manager or are you a hairstylist
okay very good do you own the barbershop with your
husband or do you only work there okay very good
let us continue is your mother or father a US citizen before your 18th birthday
no okay good let us continue are you oh excuse me do
you go to school now yes where do you go to school okay how many years have you gone to Mel
Peters Adult School five years okay so now you’re in ESL three yeah yes l3 and
citizenship very good I am one of your first teachers there okay now let’s ask
about travel have you how many trips have you gone excuse me
how many times have you gone outside of the United States in the past five years
forty four trips how many days were you outside of the United States okay and
you go only to Vietnam correct yes okay tell me about your last trip when did
you leave and when did you return okay very good
and let me now ask you about your marriages how are you married now
yes okay how many times have you been married only one time when did you get
married what is the name of your husband Jim okay and is he an American citizen
yes when did he become an American citizen
my master Oh 1988 so he’s been a citizen for a
long time okay very good what did he become a
citizen in San Jose or in San Francisco Milpitas so he did it in San Jose okay
good what’s your husband married before yes
okay but he is divorced okay good divorced okay good let us continue do
you have any children you know no children okay oh I forgot to
ask about your husband are you married here or in the in
Vietnam Indian now okay Vietnam okay let me continue
have you ever claimed to be a US citizen no have you ever registered to vote
have you ever voted in any federal state or local election no have you ever been
declared legally incompetent No okay what is legally incompetent okay remember please ask me if you don’t
know what it is don’t say yes don’t say no please ask me so I’m gonna ask you
again okay ever been declared legally incompetent what is legally incompetent legally
incompetent means that you cannot make up your mind you cannot make good life
decisions a doctor or a lawyer must make decisions for you do you ever have that
problem okay good let me continue do you belong to
exhuming do you owe any federal state or local taxes do you pay your taxes with
your husband every year yes okay alright have you ever been a member of the
Communist Party have you ever been a member of a terrorist organization
what is terrorist the math people do yeah bad people who
kill other people very good okay have you ever participated in genocide or
torture have you ever badly hurt or tried to
kill somebody no have you ever been part of the Army
in Vietnam were you ever did you ever work in a prison or labor camp no did
you ever belong to a gang a gang is a group of criminals oh happy for you and
again in Vietnam okay have you ever been arrested have you ever been in jail or
prison no okay very good have you ever been a habitual drunkard
okay what is a habitual drunkard okay so you drink too much beer or alcohol and
get sick okay have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs
what are illegal drugs okay okay so you know cocaine the other one
is heroin heroin or opium opium I got ping okay so so have you sold
cocaine or Opia no good have you ever married someone to get an
immigration benefit no okay teach you marry that masseuse excuse me have you
ever helped want someone into the United States illegally did you have you ever
gambled illegally what is gambling yeah you play cards for money yes very good
have you ever been deported very good deported means have you ever been
arrested and kicked out of the country yeah has that happened to you no okay
good yeah you are arrested and you’re kicked out of the kicked kicked out of
the country okay now have you were you in the Army
in Vietnam were you in the army in the United States okay
do you support the Constitution what is the Constitution the supreme law of the land
do you support our form of government form of government our form of
government is a republic okay or a democracy so we elect people and we send
the representatives to Washington DC do you support this form of government yes
yes okay do you sorry are you willing to take the full oath of allegiance to the
United States yes okay what it excuse me what is an oath no just oh oh there’s a
promise so you make two promises at the beginning I promise to tell the truth so
now that’s at the beginning of the interview but here I’m asking you do you
promise to be loyal to the United States yes okay is it true okay good
are you willing to bear arms for the United States
okay what is bear arms yeah you protect the country with using a weapon okay if
the law requires it are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the
United States what is noncombatant do you use a weapon
yes No okay so when you bear arms you’re
using a weapon to help protect the United States
Danka bet you do not do not use a weapon okay if the
law requires that are you willing to perform work of national importance
under civilian direction okay do you promise everything you say is true yeah
okay now I’m going to ask you ten questions are you ready good the idea of
self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution what are these
words we to be very good how many US senators are there 100 if the president
can no longer serve who becomes president new by business what does the
judicial branch do as explains the law yeah very good let me see
name one write only for United States citizens vote
you know very good what group of people was taken to America and sold as slaves yes
named the US war between the North and the South who was president during the
Great Depression and World War two okay what ocean is on the east coast of the
United States what is the name of the national anthem do you have a pen we’re
going to do a dictation okay now I’m going to give you a reading test can you
read this please hold careful okay now I want you to do dictation tests okay are
you ready yeah woman and men can’t vote women and men can vote okay very good
how do you spell vote how do you spell vote yeah be very good I know you will
vote very well okay thank you so much bye-bye

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