Chengyu Wang’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

Chengyu Wang’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview


Mr Wang–welcome back to school. Welcome back to school. New school year, but you will be a citizen this year. Thank you Okay, are you ready? I’m ready Please raise your write hand, Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing about the truth? Yes, I do. Put down your hand. What do you promise? I promise to say the truth. Good, have a seat. Explain to me how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I have a legal permanent residence for 5 years. Show me you Green Card, your Driver’s License, and passport. Here is my Green Card, my passport, and my Driver’s License. Thank you for bringing all that information. What is your full legal name? My full legal name is Chengyu Wang. Spell you last name. W – A – N – G Is the name on your Green Card the same as your legal name? Yes Okay very good What is your date of birth? My birth (date is) November 4, 1953. What is your date of permanent residence? My (date of) permanent residence is November 23, 2013. Are you born in China or Taiwan? I was born in Taiwan Are you a citizen of China or Taiwan? Taiwan Let me continue Are you requesting an accommodation because of a physical disability? Do you have problems with seeing . . . ? I have hearing aids. I must wear hearing aids. I want help. Could you speak very slowly and loudly, please? Yes, no problem. Thank you for asking me that. Was your mother of father a U.S. citizen before your 18th birthday? No Are you Hispanic? Are you Latino? Or are you Asian? Asian Let me continue. I am going to ask you about your address. Do you live in San Jose, Milpitas, or Fremont? I live in Milpitas city. in Milpitas, have you only lived in one place or do you have a previous address? I live here only. Only one place? One place. Let me continue. I am going to ask you about how do you financially support yourself? Do you work? I am retired in Taiwan My support is my young daughter. But I have a pension in Taiwan. And (I) have savings account in an American bank You have money–a savings account–in an american bank. Excellent. Thank you very much. Now, I know you have traveled a lot. How many total trips have you taken outside of the United States in the past 5 years? Total trips (are) 12. 12? Okay, so it says here 11 (trips). So you took one trip . . . Last trip So since you turned in your N-400, you took 1 trip. May 9, I leave. Come back July 20. How many total days were you outside of the United States? 519 total days Tell me about your last trip. You told me the dates. What counties did you go to? I went to Taiwan to visit my family. And about five days, go to Japan, Tokyo. on tour. Do you have any other trips or that is your last trip? No, it is my last trip. Now I am going to ask you about your marital status. I am divorced. What year did you get divorced? I married 1979–start! And marriage end 1999. Where you divorced in Taiwan or the United States? Taiwan Have you married again or are you married only 1 time? I’m (married) 1 time. Let us continue Do you have any children? I have two children–daughters. Are they born in Taiwan or the United States? (They were) born in the Taiwan. Do they live in China, Taiwan or the United States? They live in the America. One in Milpitas. One in San Jose. Did either one of you children petition for you to come to the United States? My young daughter supports (sponsored) me. Did she petition for you to come to the United States? Did she sponsor you to come to the United States? Did she fill out the immigration forms? Young daughter (signed) sponsored me. Is she an American citizen? Yes Yes, young daughter is a citizen now. But my large (older) daughter (has) a Green Card. Now let us continue. You are doing very, very well. I am going to ask you the Part 12 questions. Have you ever claimed to be a United States citizen? No Have you ever voted in the United States? No, never. Did you vote in Taiwan? Yes Okay, very good. Please vote in the United States. Have you ever been in a mental institution? Or have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No Do you pay your taxes every year? Yes, I am retired in Taiwan. But, I–with my young daughter who supports me–joint pay taxes together every year. So you pay your taxes together with her. 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? Oh! The Communist Party as in China. It is one party and planned market / economy. No freedom. As in China, North Korea, Vietnam, and Cuba. So now let us continue, Have you ever been a terrorist? No What is a terrorist? Terrorists (are) some people use violence to hurt or attack people or governments. Have you ever tried to kill or hurt any one? No Have you ever committed genocide? No Have you ever tortured anyone? No, no, no. Have you ever stopped any one from practicing their religion? No Have you ever had weapons training? Yes, in Taiwan. I have documents. Thank you so much. In my young times (when I was younger) . . . I have (ever) military training for a total of three months. My military taught me how to use guns and weapons to protect my country. So this is from Taiwan. It says its compulsory military training for 3 months then you go back to university. Congratulations. Let us continue. Have you ever sold or smuggled weapons for another person? No (wrong question) Have you ever been a part of a criminal gang? No Have you ever forced a child under 15 to become a soldier? No Have you ever been arrested or in jail? No, never Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No What is a habitual drunkard? Some people drink very much alcohol every day and get sick. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No What are illegal drugs? Illegal is broken law Against the law Such as opium and heroin and so on. Perfect Opium, heroin, cocaine. Cocaine–no good! Have you ever married two people at the same time? No, only one time. Did you marry someone to get immigration benefit? No Have you ever been deported? No Have you ever lied to get public benefits? No Noe let us continue. Do you support the U.S. Constitution? Yes, I will What is the Constitution? The constitution is the supreme law of the land. Perfect. Do support our form of government? Yes I will. Yes I do. What is our FORM OF GOVERNMENT? FORM OF GOVERNMENT? Are we a communist country? Are we a monarchy or are we a democracy? Our FORM OF GOVERNMENT . . . Oh! FORM OF GOVERNMENT! I know! I know!! United States FORM OF GOVERNMENT is DEMOCRACY or REPUBLIC. Very good! So we are a DEMOCRACY. Let us continue. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes I do. What is the oath? What is an oath? Oath–I promise loyalty to the United States. What is allegiance? Allegiance is love, loyal! Perfect 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? Yes I do. What is BEAR ARMS? Take a gun to protect America. Perfect Are you willing to perform NONCOMBATANT duties for the United States? Yes, I do. I help the government (but) I don’t use gun. Yes, perfect. You are an engineer, so you can help with that. If the law requires it, are you willing to help during a national emergency? Yes I want you to read this first for me. Please read that– Who does the U.S. Senator represent? Now, I am going to ask you to write something: (Teacher Jennifer dictates a sentence) How do you spell “_____________”? Spell it. S – E – N – A – T – O – R – S And what is this one? 100 (one hundred). (We have one hundred senators.) We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? I’m sorry. Ask me the question: “senator”? No, no, no. Not “senator? We elect a U.S. Representative . . . ? Yes, two years Too easy. I know you want . . . (more difficult questions). Who signs bills to become laws? The president Name one branch or part of the government. Congress When do we celebrate Independence Day? Can you repeat When do we celebrate Independence Day? July 4 What is one thing Benjamin Franklin is famous for? U.S. diplomat What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do? (wrong answer. Mr Wang corrects himself Civil rights. Fought for civil rights. I am trying to find more government (questions) What does the judicial branch do? John Roberts Not that one. I am going to ask this one again What does the judicial branch do? Explains the law Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson What is the rule of law? Everyone must follow the law What are the two major political parties in the United States?* Democratic and Republican What is freedom of religion? Freedom of religion: You can practice any religion, or not practice a religion. When must all men register for the Selective Service? eighteen (18) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. Can you repeat it? Name one war fought by the United States in the 1800s. 1800s? The Civil War Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal
government? to print money Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived? freedom . . . Ah! Before! I’m sorry. Americans Indians What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence? Life and liberty. Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? Again repeat, I’m sorry Who is the Commander in Chief of the military? (commander? commander?) Ah! The president Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? (Franklin) Roosevelt Name one American Indian tribe in the United States. Hopi You are doing very well! Name one state that borders Mexico. California What is the most beautiful state America? In America, every day is a sunny day! Freedom! I think you are ready. Thank you so much, Mr Wang! www.uscitizenpod.com

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    Mohammed Fadl al murissi.

    I had my interview today
    I passed my exam but the officer told me that they had not made a Decision yet and they will contact me in two or three weeks. Can you please tell me what that mean?

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    Martha Eugenia Araujo de Ramirez

    teacher tell a your student that when they go to the ceremony ,they ask you again the question to be loyal , the last questions that you answer and the end the interview , because I saw that a few people were very nervous and didn't understand the "ver arms ", this cuestions are in the last cart that they send you for the ceremony, " I had today the ceremony to be citizen", was beautiful day for me. thank you for your help.

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    Rose Rose

    Hi
    I thank you so much for the videos.
      I have been with you since I completed the N-400 and I continued to study the questions with you and 100 questions and now I succeeded in the interview and I am very happy and thank you.

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