Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #3 with Diana Arias

Raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth? I promise. Put down your hand. Explain how you were eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I have been a permanent resident for five years. What is your full name? My full name is Diana Marcella Arias. What is your country of birth? My country of birth is Colombia. Do you live in San Jose, Milpitas, or Fremont. I live in Fremont. How do you make your living? My husband supports me. Have you ever traveled outside of the United States? No. What is your marital status? Yes, I am married. How many dependents do you have? I have two children. Have you ever claimed to be U.S. citizen? Yes. ¿Si o No? No! I’ve never claimed. . . So this one (question) when you say “Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. citizen?” (Yes) That means you’re saying “I’m a citizen!” (You are making a false claim). BUT are you? No, I am a legal permanent
resident. Okay? So I’m going to ask you that question again: Have you ever claimed to be a U.S. citizen? No. Do you pay your taxes every year? Yes. Have you ever been a terrorist? No. Have you ever been arrested or stopped by the police? No. Do you support the Constitution? Yes. If the law requires it, are you willing to
bear arms in the US Army? Yes. What is to bear arms? I will use of a weapon to protect the country. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services in the U.S. Army? Yes. What is noncombatant? I will help the army without using a weapon. Do you promise everything that you said is true? Yes. Now let us do some (civics) questions. What is one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? Freed the slaves. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence? Thomas Jefferson What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana Who was the president during the Great Depression and World War Two? Franklin Roosevelt Who was the Father of our country? Washington Can you read this one: How many how many states are in the United States? How many states? 50 states. There were 13 original states. Name three. New Jersey, New York, and New Hampshire Name one state that borders Canada. Alaska Name one state that borders Mexico. California Where is the Statute of Liberty? In New York on an island in the Harbor. (New York Harbor), Congratulations! Say “Hello!” to everybody. Say “Hello!” to Columbia

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