SD Citizenship Interview 3: Small Talk and Allegiance

Thu Ha Nguyen? It’s me. Good morning. I am Officer Lopez. How are you? I am good, thank you. And you. I am good, thank you. Please follow me. Please remain standing. I am going to do the Truth Oath. Raise your right hand. Do you swear 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. Very good. Have a seat. Please show me your California ID, your state issue ID, and if you have a passport, and your Permanent Resident Card. What is your basis for eligibility? I’ve had my Green Card for five years. And why do you want to become a U.S. citizen? Because I want to be able to vote. Do you like living in the United States? Yes, a lot. Do you miss your country? Yes I do. What do you miss about your country? The food and the beautiful beaches. Do you have any family in your country? Not anymore. All my family is here. What’s your full current legal name? Thu Ha Thi Nguyen How do you spell your family name? N – G – U – Y – E – N Very good Where are you from? I’m from Vietnam. How long have you been in the United States? I’ve been in the United States for five years. When did you get you Green Card–your Permanent Resident Card . Five years ago How many children do you have? I have two children. What’s your marital status? I’m married. Do you support the Constitution and form of government of the United States? Yes I do. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance of the United States? Yes I am. What is . . . (wrong question) Do you understand the Oath of Allegiance? Yes I do. What does it mean? It means I promise to support the Constitution of the United States. I give up loyalty to other countries and (I promise) to be loyal to the United States. Very good. Is this your signature? Yes, it is. Please print and sign your name. Yes. Good job. Now we’re going do the Civics Test and then the Reading and Writing (test). So far, so good. You’re doing very good.

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