Thanh Dinh’s First Practice Citizenship Interview


Please raise your right hand. Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes I do. Good. Please put down your hand. What did you promise me? I promise to tell the truth. Please sit down. Thank you. Explain how you are eligible to become a
U.S. citizen. I am over eighteen years old. And I have been a permanent resident for five years. What is your full name? My full name is Thanh Dinh. What is your middle name? My middle name is Quoc. Is the name on your Green Card the same as your legal name? Yes it is the same. What is your date of birth? My date of birth is August 28, 1961. What is the date you became a lawful permanent? I became a permanent resident on November 17, 2013 What is your country of birth? My country of birth is Vietnam. What is your nationality? Vietnam Are you requesting any accommodation because of a disability? No, I do not. Let me see… Do you live in San Jose or Milpitas? I live in San Jose. How long have you lived in San Jose? I have lived in San Jose for over 5 years. Are either one of your parents US citizens? No Let me see… Do you work? Yes I work Where do you work? I work at Mekong Supermarket. How long have you worked at Mekong? Five years What do you do at Mekong? I am a vegetable production (clerk). Do you do any other jobs? Do you work for Uber or anything like that? Do you have a second job or only one job? One job Good. Let me ask you about
travel. Have you taken any trips outside the United States? No I have not. Let me ask you about your marital status. Are you single, married, widowed, or divorced? I’m married okay What is your wife’s name? Her name is Chi Duong. When did you get married? I got married on August 25, 1987 D you live together? Yes Let me ask you about your children. How many children do you have? I have two children. Are they over 18 years old? Yes Do they live with you? Yes Now let us continue… Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No I have not. Have you ever registered to vote? No I have not. Did you vote in Vietnam? Yes, I voted in Vietnam. Have you ever failed to file any taxes? No I have not. Do you owe any taxes? No Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No I have not. Have you ever been a member of a totalitarian party? No I have not. Have you ever been a member of a terrorist organization? No I have not. What is terrorist? Terrorist, it means an act of violence against the people and government. Have you ever participated in genocide or torture? No I have not. Have you ever tried to kill or badly hurt a person? No Have you ever been a part of the military unit or were you in the Army in Vietnam? No I have not. Were you ever a worker in a prison or a labor camp? No I was not. Have you ever been a member of a gang? No I have not. Have you ever been a child soldier or forced anyone under 15 to be a child soldier? No I have not. Have you ever been arrested? No I have not. Have you ever been on probation? No Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No I have not. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No I have not. Have you ever been married to two people at the same time? No no no no, never! Your wife will be happy to hear that. Did you marry somebody to get an immigration benefit? No I did not. Did you ever help someone enter the United States illegally? No I did not. Have you ever gambled illegally? No I have not. Have you ever been removed, excluded, or deported from the United States? No Have you ever been a member of the American army? No I have not. How old were you when you came to the
United States? Please say that again. Yes, sure. How old are you now? 58 How old were you when you came to the United States? 52 So you do not have to sign up for the Selective Service (the Draft). Do you support the Constitution and the form of government of the United States? Yes I do. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes I do. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms for the US Armed Forces? Yes I am. If the law requires it, are you willing to perform noncombatant services in the US Armed Forces? Yes I am. If the law requires it, are you willing to perform work on that importance under civilian direction? Yes I am. Okay very good. So now I’m going to ask you some citizenship questions, okay? What is the supreme law of the land? The Constitution Name one U.S. territory. Guam What is the economic system of the
United States? market economy Who did the United States fight in World War II? Japan, Germany, and Italy (We practice saying Germany several times) If both the president and vice-president can no longer serve, who becomes president? the Speaker of the House Why did the colonists fight the British? freedom (WRONG!) (The colonists CAME for freedom, but they FOUGHT because of high taxes, etc.) Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal gov’t. What is one power the federal gov’? to print money How old do citizens have to be to vote for president? 18 and older (I am dictating a sentence and he is writing it). (We vote for the president in November.) So, I think you will become a citizen. You can vote in the next election. www.uscitizenpod.com

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