Hi, I’m Officer Jennifer. I will be interviewing you today. Why are you here today? I am here for my Citizenship test (interview). How did you get here today? I drove my car. What do you miss about your old country? I miss the food Are you ready to begin? Yes Do you have any questions? No Please stand. 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 promise to tell the truth. Please sit down. Explain how you are eligible to become a US citizen. I have been a Permanent Resident of the United States for at least 5 years Show me your Green Card, your driver’s license, and Passport. Thank you What is your current legal name? My current legal name is Lan Do And what is the name–excuse me (wrong question). Is the name on your Green Card the same as your legal name? Yes What is date of your birth? My birthday (is) December 12, 1969. What date did you become a legal permanent resident? November 3, 2012 What is your country of birth? Viet Nam What is your country of nationality? Viet Nam Are you requesting an accommodation because of a disability? No Do you live in San Jose, Fremont, or Milpitas? I live in San Jose. Was your mother or father a US citizen before your 18th birthday? Yes (they are citizens). What? Are your parents American
citizens? No they are not. The answer to this one (question) “Was your mother or father a US citizen before your 18th birthday?” is NO. Do you work? Yes Where do you work ? I work in Fremont at Quanta Computers. Good. What is your job? Assembly Have you taken any trips outside of the United States in the past five years? (I left) April 19, 2017. When did you come back? May 23, 2017 How many days were you outside of the United States? 150 days Did you go to Vietnam? Yes What is your current marital status? I am married. How many times have you been married? Only one time What is your husband’s name? Yes What is your husband’s name? My husband’s name is Hoa Pham. What is the date of your marriage? Date of marriage? June 13, 1990 1990? Is your spouse a US citizen? He is not a US citizen. Is he a permanent resident? Yes Do you have any children? Yes, two children. Are they born here or Vietnam? Vietnam Are they American citizens? No Do they live with you? Yes Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No Have you ever voted in any US elections? No Have you ever been a member–excuse me, my mistake. (Wrong question) 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 Have you ever been a terrorist? (She was going to define “terrorist” but I stopped her–she needs to answer the question first). Yes or No: Have you ever been a terrorist? No What is a “terrorist”? (Terrorists) attack the people or government (example: September 11, 2001) Have you ever participated in a rebel group, militia, or army? No Have you ever been a member of a gang? No Are you in the Army in Vietnam? No Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No What is arrested? You are taken to jail by the police. Have ever been a habitual drunkard? No What is habitual drunkard? Too much drinking Have you ever helped someone come in to the United States illegally? No Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No What are you legal drugs? Cocaine and heroin Have you ever gambled illegally? No Are you sure you sure? Yes Have you ever lied to the US government to get public benefits? No Have you ever been deported? No What is deported? To send back to your original country Do you support the Constitution in the form of government of the United States? Yes Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes 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 and the US Armed Forces? Yes What is bear arms? I carry a gun in the US Army in the US Army Are you willing to perform noncombatant
services for the US Armed Forces? Yes What is noncombatant? I will help in the US Armed Forces without using a gun Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Yes Do you promise everything you say is true? Yes Are you ready for some questions? Yes, I’m ready Who was the first president? George Washington Name one American Indian tribe in the United States. American Indian (The correct answer should be Cherokee or another American Indian tribe–my mistake!) Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s. Could you please repeat the question again? Name one war fought by the United States in the 1900s. Louisiana No no no: one WAR Oh, the Vietnam War! So I will ask you one more question Who we vetoes bills? The president What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution Who is one of your States US senators now? Ro Khanna Not Ro Khanna! He’s not a senator–he is our US Representative Oh, I’m sorry– Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris Maybe someday Ro Khanna will be our senator What did Martin Luther King Jr. do? US Diplomat No, listen again: What what did Martin Luther King Jr. do? Fought for civil rights Where is the Statue of Liberty? New York Harbor (Jennifer is counts the cards) What is the capital of the United States? Washington DC! Giỏi! Happy New Year
Chúc mừng năm mới! New Year, New Citizen!