Min Hui’s Citizenship Interview

Min Hui’s Citizenship Interview


This is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Every week we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. In San Jose, we have really noticed the increased wait times to process N-400 Applications for Naturalization. Applicants who used to wait for about four months are now waiting eight months or more. This weekend, I received a joyful text from my longtime student, Min Hui. She finally received her citizenship appointment letter. Here is her practice interview from June plus a round-robin civics quiz from her fellow citizenship students. After her interview, I will talk a bit more about how to check USCIS Processing Times. Let’s get started! Welcome to USCIS! Why are you here today? I get my Citizenship test. Are you ready to begin? Yes. Do you have any questions before we begin? No. Please stand and 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? To tell the truth. Explain how you are eligible to become a US citizen. I have a green card for over five years. What is your legal name? My legal name is Min Hui Liu. What is your date of birth? My date of birth is January 16, 1967. What is your country of birth? China What is the your date of permanent residence? January 19, 2007 What is your country of nationality? China Are you requesting an accommodation because of a disability? No Where do you reside? I live in Milpitas Who lives with you? My son (and) my husband. Have you lived anywhere else in the past five years? No. What is your source of income? I work. Where do you work? BEMA Electronics (Fremont) What is your job? SMT Machine operator? Yes Have you taken any trips outside the United States in the past 5 years? No What is your marital status? I’m married What is your husband’s name? Hsu Chan Liu What is his job? My job? No. What is your husband’s job? Dim Sum chef. Do you have any children? Only one child How old are they? 23 Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No Have you ever voted in the United States? No What is vote? Choose a leader or law 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? No Have you ever sold or given weapons to another person? No Have you ever committed a crime? No Have you ever been arrested? No Have you ever married two husbands at the same time? No Did you marry your husband to get a Green Card? No Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs? No What are illegal drugs? Illegal drugs is (like) opium and heroin. Have you ever been deported? No What is deported? (You get arrested) and get kicked out of the country. Do you support the Constitution and the form of government of the United States? Yes What is the Constitution? The Constitution is the supreme law of the land. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States government? Yes What is the Oath of Allegiance? Loyalty to the United States If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms in the US Armed Forces? Yes What is “bear arms”? I will use a weapon to protect the United States. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the US Armed Forces? Yes What is “noncombatant”? Help the US Army without using a weapon. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Yes Do you promise everything you say is true? Yes Okay, officer? What ocean is on the west coast of the United States? Pacific Ocean What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? Be loyal to the United States Who is in charge of the executive branch? the President Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government? to print money What at are two rights of everyone living in the United States? Freedom of Assembly; Freedom of Speech Who signs bills to become law? The president When was the Declaration of Independence adopted? July 4, 1776 When was the Constitution written? 1787 Name the U.S. war between the North and the South. the Civil War Good okay last one What stops one branch of government from becoming too powerful? checks and balances She passed! I’m waiting for the interview NOW!!!!! How to check USCIS Processing Times 1. Go to USCIS.gov 2. Click the CHECK PROCESSING TIMES link on the front page or under the Tools menu 3. Select Form: N-400 APPLICATION FOR NATURALIZATION and your (local) Field Office 4. Click GET PROCESSING TIME button 5. USCIS will give you a processing date range and “Receipt date for a case inquiry” (for example the SJ office is 8-14 months and the receipt date for a case inquiry is June 20, 2017 as of 08/12/18) Note 1: You can also create an account to see your personalized case completion time on this Get Processing Time results page. (Just follow the link) Note 2: If your receipt date is before the “Receipt date for a case inquiry”, you can submit an “outside normal processing time” service request online. The link is on this Get Processing Time results page under CASE MANAGEMENT TOOLS. Note 3: You can also use the USCIS digital assistant EMMA to guide you through this procedure. Note 4: If you prefer to talk to a USCIS officer in person, go to the TOOLS, the APPOINTMENTS. You can make an appointment at the INFOPASS page. The officer can check your case status, but cannot give legal advice. Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. A special thanks goes out to Min Hui and her fellow classmates. Please visit us on the web www.uscitizenpod.com where you can find more resources for citizenship. While you’re there click our link to visit the USCITIZENPOD channel on YouTube, download our free apps, or buy our book US CITIZENSHIP BOOTCAMP which is now available on Amazon Thanks for listening I know that you will be a great American citizen! www.uscitizenpod.com

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