Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 5

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 5


Welcome to the USCIS. Chris Norwood,
Vice-President of the MUSD School Board of Trustees,
conducts a mock Citizenship Interview with Jennifer. Why are you here today? I want to become an American citizen? Why do you want to become an American citizen? Because I love America. I really love where I live. I love Milpitas I want to be live here with my family. Are you ready to begin? Yes Please stand and raise your hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes. I do. What did you just promise? I promise to tell the truth Please show me your permanent resident card and any photo IDs. This is my driver’s license. This is my photo ID. And this is my passport. Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen I have been a legal permanent resident for five years. What is your current legal name? My current legal name is Gina Vigna. V – I – G – N – A is your current legal name the same as the name on your Green Card? No it is not. I got married (and changed my name). On my Green Card, my name is Gina
Campello–that’s my my maiden name. But my legal name now is Gina Vigna. What is your date of birth? 10 – 14 – 1958; October 14, 1958 What is your country of birth? My country of birth is Italy. What is your country of nationality? Italian. My country (of nationality) is Italy. What is the date of your residence? I became a legal permanent resident on
January 15, 2012 What is your port of entry? My port of entry was San Francisco. What is your current home address? My current home address? I live in Milpitas now. What was your previous address? I lived for three months in San Jose but for most of the time I have lived in Milpitas. I moved to Milpitas . . . I believe it was April 02, 2012 How do you support yourself financially? I am I am a teacher. Have you taken any trips outside of the
US in the past five years I go to Italy for three weeks every year. This past year, I left on December 15, 2017 and returned January 8 2008. Did I say that correctly? I left December 2017 return and returned January 8, 2018. So you were there for Christmas? Yes, yes! How many total days were you outside the U.S.? For that trip, twenty-one days. But for all together all my trips together, I’ve been outside the United States for 115 days. You already tell me where you went–you told me Italy. Yes, my family is from Calabria. Awesome. So what is your marital status? I am married. i am very happy. Thank you very much for that. If you’re married, is your spouse a US citizen? Yes he is a U.S. citizen. When and where did your spouse become a U.S. citizen? He was born in the United States . Do you have my children? We have three children . One is just starting in one of the Milpitas schools (www.musd.org) Awesome Yes Is your child an American citizen? Yes All my children were born in the United States. Have you ever claimed to be a U.S .citizen? No I have never claimed to be a U.S. citizen Have you ever voted in the United States? No but I want to vote in the United States. I voted in Italy but not in the United States. Do you pay your taxes every year? Absolutely! I pay my taxes every year. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? Yes, I belong to several organizations at my local church. Have you ever been a member of a communist party? No, never. I have never been a member of the Communist Party. Have you ever been a terrorist? Never! I have never been a terrorist. Have you ever sold or given weapons to another person? Never. I have never given weapons to another person. Have you ever served in your country’s armed forces? Yes, I served two years in the Italian military. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No. I have never been arrested or committed a crime. Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No I have never been a habitual drunkard. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No! No! In fact that was my job in the military–to search (for illegal drugs). Have you ever been deported? No I have never been deported. Okay just a little bit more to go . . . Good! Do you support the Constitution and the form of government of the U.S.? Yes, I do! Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the U.S. government? Absolutely! Yes I am. if the law requires it, are willing to bear arms in the US Armed Services? Yes I am. What is to bear arms? To bear arms is to carry a gun to protect one’s country. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the U.S. Armed Forces? Yes, I am willing to perform noncombatant duties in the US Armed Forces. What’s a noncombatant? Noncombatant is that you’re serving or working in the US Armed Forces, but you are not using a weapon. For instance I could be a translator. I could be a cook. I’m very good at computers . . . so I would be serving, helping, and supporting the Armed Forces, but without using a weapon. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Yes I am. Now here’s the toughest question: Do you promise that everything you said is true? Yes I do. Can you pick out ten cards and if I get six correct, I pass. Name one branch or part of the government? the Judicial Branch The Federalist Papers supported the passage of the U.S. Constitution. Name one of its writers. Alexander Hamilton. My name is (Alexander Hamilton) What is one promise you make when you become a U.S. citizen? I promise to be loyal to our country. Three for three–you’re doing great! We elect a president for how many years? Four years. They give you ten questions but if you get six right, they stop. Well you were doing so great. If the president and vice president can no
longer serve, who becomes the president? the Speaker of the House of Representatives When was the Constitution written? Ah! the Constitution was written in 1787 and we celebrate this at Milpitas Adult School. Constitution Day is September 17 (1787) All the classes learn about the Constitution (during the 3 or 4 weeks leading up to Constitution Day) And then we sign the Constitution and have a big party. It’s a great day to celebrate the Constitution and Citizenship Day. Stay tuned for Part 2: Chris Norwood,
Vice-President of the MUSD School Board of Trustees,
talks about the Milpitas Unified School District

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    Digna Macias

    Ella no se su nombre pero creo que fue quien me atendió en la Habana. Hace cinco años. Qué Dios te Bendiga siempre BENDICIONES

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