Hieu Thanh Nguyen’s First Practice Citizenship Interview

Hieu Thanh Nguyen’s First Practice Citizenship Interview


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 promise? I promise to tell the truth. Good. Please have a seat. Thank you. Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I am over 18 and have had a Green Card for over 5 years. You have a Green Card for over five years? Yes, I have a Green Card for 5 years. What is your current legal name? My current legal name is Hieu Thanh Nguyen. And what is your date of birth? My date of birth is September 28, 1951. What is what is your country of birth? My country of birth is Vietnam. What is your country of nationality? My country of nationality is Vietnam. Are you requesting any accommodations
because of a disability? No What is your current home address? Do you live in San Jose, Milpitas, or Fremont? I live in San Jose. How many years have you lived in San Jose? I live in San Jose for two years. Two years? No, one year. Where did you live before you lived in San Jose? Before that, I lived in Milpitas You lived in Milpitas. How many years did you live in Milpitas? I lived in Milpitas for 4 years, Excuse me (wrong question). Was your mother or father a US citizen before your 18th birthday? Yes Oh! They are citizens now. Only my mother is a U.S. citizen. When did she become a U.S. citizen? I don’t remember exactly. Yes. Was it was it ten years ago? About 20 years ago. But you are still an older man. So she becomes a citizen AFTER you are 18 years old. Yes Okay good. Did she petition for you to come to the United States? My daughter petitioned for me. Your daughter petitioned for you. Do you work or do you go to school? I work What is your job now? I babysit. I am taking care of my grandson at home. Okay great. What was your job in Vietnam? I am a dentist in Vietnam. I was a dentist. Okay great. What is your marital status? I am married. What is the name of your wife? My spouse’s name is Phuong Thi Le. (Phuong laughs) She is my wife. Hello! What is the date of your marriage? The date of my marriage is January 25, 1977. 1977 Do you have any children? I have two children. Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No, I have never. Have you ever voted in the United States? No Do you have any type of nobility in a foreign country? No Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No, I have not. But sometimes my wife says that I am crazy. You are crazy, yes! (laughing) Excuse me. Do you owe any overdue taxes? No, I do not. Do you pay your taxes every
year? Yes I do. Does your wife make you crazy? No, my wife is good. So you’re the crazy one. That’s right. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No, never. What is communism? Communism is the idea of Karl Marx. The government party of Vietnam, Cuba, North Korea, and China. Karl Marx–very good. Have you ever been a terrorist? No. I have not. What is terrorism? Terrorism is a group of persons who use weapons or violence against people and governments. Have you ever badly hurt or killed a
person on purpose? No, never. Have you ever badly (wrong question). Have you ever been a member of a military unit or rebel group? No Let us continue Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs? No. Have you ever gambled illegally? No I have never. Have you ever lied to the US government? No, never. Have you ever been deported? No What is deported? Deported means to send back to the original country. Have you ever served in the US Armed Forces? No Do you support the Constitution? Yes, I do. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes, I am. If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms for the United States? Yes, I am. What is to bear arms? Bear arms–carry a weapon to protect the United States. Are you going to perform noncombatant services to the US Armed Forces? Yes, I am What is known a non-combatant? Non-combatant means to serve in the army but without a weapon. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Yes Do you promise everything you say is
true? Yes. Okay good. So now your wife is going to help you answer some questions. Can you read this one? What are the two parts of the U.S. Congress? The two parts of Congress are the House of Representatives and the Senate. There were 13 original states. Name three. New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. Who did the United States fight in World War II? Germany, Japan, and Italy We elect a U.S. Senator for how many years? Senator? We elect a senator for six years. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment? Freedom of Speech We elect a U.S. Representative for how many years? For two years Who vetoes bills? the president Who was President during the Great Depression and World War II? Franklin Roosevelt The idea of self-government is in the first three words of the Constitution. What are these words? We the People! There are four amendments to the Constitution about who can vote. Describe one of them. Any citizen can vote. PASS! He passes! PASS!!! Congratulations! www.uscitizenpod.com

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    Khalid Ibrahim

    You are an honest woman and have a beautiful whenever I become a citizen I wish I would have somebody like you I did

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    Fatuma Abdi

    Thank u so much for helping the people who cant speek English well and i wish every one was like you

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