MST Saleha Khatun’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview (Kazi’s Mom)

MST Saleha Khatun’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview (Kazi’s Mom)


Please raise your right hand Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth? Yes, I promise truth. Put down your hand. What did you promise? I promise everything. Okay, you promise to tell the truth and everything good Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I’m legal permanent resident for five years. Yes, very good What is your full name? MST Saleha Khatun What is your country of origin? Are you from India or Bangladesh? I am (from) India. No, I am (from) Bangladesh. So are you are you born in India? Born in India But you lived in Bangladesh What is your date of birth? July 5, 1961. So you have your citizenship interview on your birthday? Yes. Excellent. Okay What is your date of permanent residence? October 24, 2013 Excuse me… Where do you live? Do you live in San Jose, Fremont, or Milpitas? I live in in San Jose. How long have you lived in San Jose? Uh, three years Almost 5 years. In the current place, do you live there for three years? Yes, three years. And then the place before, two years? Do you work? Yes Where do I you work? I work at Burlington Coat Factory I love Burlington. What is your job there? My job is Merchandise. Merchandising, okay, very good. Okay. So now let us going continue. Have you taken any trips outside the United States? Yes I am outside two times. And two times, okay, Tell me about how many days were you outside of the United States total? The first time, 127 days and second time 26 days. Okay, your last trip— When did you leave and when did you come back? I leave February 6 and I came back March 2, 2018. Did you go to Bangladesh? Yes Very good. (wrong question) How many children do you have? My children? Two. (I have two children). Who petitioned for you to come to the United States? My sister. And you live with your son, Kazi? Is he your older son or your younger son? Younger (son) And both of them are born in Bangladesh, correct? Yes, Bangladesh And they are not citizens of the United States? No Okay. Good now let us continue. Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No Have you ever voted in the United States? No Did you vote in Bangladesh? Yes, I did. Do you have any title of nobility? Are you like a king or queen in Bangladesh or India? No Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No Have you ever been in a mental hospital? No. Very good. Excuse me. (wrong question) Do you pay your taxes every year? Yes, I pay every year Okay, do you filing together with Kazi (her son) or do you do it separately? File jointly. Excuse me. (wrong question) Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No Have you ever been a communist? No Have you ever been a terrorist? No What is a terrorist? Terrorist? Yeah, is crazy people. Sometimes people kill. And . . . drunkard Not drunkards, but they use violence to hurt people and hurt governments Okay, so like 9/11. Have you ever tried to kill a person? No Have you ever tried to hurt a person? No Have you ever tried to stop somebody from practicing their religion? No Have you ever been arrested? No Have you ever been in jail? No Have you ever . . . tried to force a child under 15 to become a soldier? No Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No No? No alcohol in Bangladesh. No, no. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs? No. Have you ever gambled illegally? No Have you ever lied to get public benefits? No Have you ever been deported? No What is deported? Deported is . . . people is . . . Do they stay here or they kicked out? Yeah (they are kicked out). I? No. (I have not been deported). You’re not deported. Deported is to be arrested and sent back to your old country. Okay, how do you support the Constitution? Yes, I support What is the Constitution? The Constitution is the law. The supreme law. Are you willing to support the U.S. form of government? Yes, I support. Are you willing to take full Oath of Allegiance? Yes Do you remember what Allegiance is? Yes What is Allegiance? Allegiance is legally permanent resident. Well, it’s like that. Allegiance is to be a loyal . . . You are going to be loyal to the United States. If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms and United States government? Yes Are you willing to perform noncombatant duries? Yes What is non-combative duties? Non-combatant duties . . . government .. . yeah, going to carry a gun. No, that is Combatant (to fight with a gun) Noncombatant is you’re not carrying the gun, but you’re helping in the U.S. Army. Do you promise everything you say? Yes, I promise everything Okay. Do you want easy one or difficult one? Any . . . Where’s the Statue of Liberty? New York Harbor What is an amendment? A change to the Constitution Who signs bills to become law? The president Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson What are two ways Americans can participate in their democracy? vote and join a political party If the president can no longer, serve who becomes president? Vice-president When is the last day you can send in federal income tax forms? April 15 What is freedom of religion? You can practice any religion or not a practice religion. How many US senators are there? 100 Name one of the two longest rivers in the United States. Missouri River or Mississippi River I have to ask you about freedom of religion. What is this you’re wearing? What is your necklace? It is beautiful! Gold, Indian Gold. Is it something special? (I think that her gold charm is the Ayat Al-Kursi, “The Throne Verse,” from the Quran: “Nothing and nobody is regarded to be comparable to Allah.”) Yeah. Oh so beautiful. Okay. I think you will pass. Happy Birthday, early Happy Birthday! But I think writing is my problem. Check out the uscitizenpod.com playlist (35 videos): U.S. Citizenship Reading and Writing

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    Mennat Allah

    Help me please I want to know the questions the US Citizenship Examination belongs to Illinois and thank you very much

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    Anab farah

    I have a interview on July 23 2019 next Tuesday thank you very much I learned your videos very clearly wish me luck.

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