Trick or Treat! A Halloween Citizenship Interview


Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes I do. Put down your hand, What do you promise? I promise to tell the truth. Have a seat. Come closer to me. Happy Halloween! Happy Teacher Halloween! Yeah! Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I been (hace) a Green Card for five years. Good. what is your full name? My full name(is) Oanh Thi Kim Do, What is your country of birth? Vietnam Where do you live now? Do you live in San Jose, Milpitas, or Fremont? I live in Milpitas. How do you make your living? One year. No. Do you work to take care of your family? Yeah, I am work (I am working). Okay, good. Have you ever traveled outside the United States? Yes, I did. When did you leave and when did you return come back? I went to Cancun, Mexico. I left July 13, 2016. I returned August 5, 2016. What is your marital status? I am divorced. Do you have any dependents? Do you have any children? I have one child. Is the child here or in Vietnam? Yeah, he’s in Vietnam. 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 I do. If the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms in the US Army? Yes What is to bear arms? Bear arms? Carry a gun to protect the country. Are you willing to perform noncombatant
services for the US Army? Yes What is noncombatant? We help (the armed forces) without using a weapon. Do you promise everything that you said is true? Yes I do. Now I’m going to ask you some questions. I’m going to read some of the questions and then you answer them, okay? Yes Halloween Day (Oct 31), All Saints Day (Nov 1), and All Souls Day (Nov 2) is a 3-day festival that remembers community members who have died. Question: Name two national U.S. holidays. Veterans Day and New Year’s Day Did you see a Veterans Day? Yes, very good This is Question 2: An average-sized pumpkin has between 350-500 seeds. The House of Representatives has how many voting members? The House of Representatives has how
many voting members? 435 Children go trick-or-treating from house to house on Halloween. In late October 2015, the outgoing Speaker, John Boehner, “tricked” the US House of Representatives into passing the national budget; and the House got an early “treat”: a new Speaker. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? Nancy Pelosi In the comic horror movie: “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter,” vampires buy slaves, not for labor, but for food. Name one problem that led to the Civil War. Please (ask again). Name one problem that led to the Civil
War. Slavery Although his body is buried in Springfield, Illinois, Lincoln’s ghost still haunts the White House. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did?* Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. In 2002, the US House of Representatives proclaimed Anoka, Minnesota as “The Halloween
Capital of the World.” What is the capital of the United States?* Washington DC (Congratulations Washington Nationals!) Several towns claim to be the Pumpkin Capital of the World: Morton IL, Floydada,TX, Half Moon Bay CA. What is the capital of California? Sacramento The jack o’ lantern is the symbol of Halloween. The “Stars and Stripes” flag is the symbol
of the United States. Why does the flag have 50 stars? Because there are fifty states. Other Halloween symbols– bats, black cats, and the number 13 –are considered very unlucky. Why does the flag have 13 stripes? Because there are 13 original colonies. Many children also like to dress up like superheroes. Their favorite, Superman, is a refugee who made America his home. Superman, like many immigrants, ” fights for truth, justice and the American Way!” What is one promise you make when you become a United States citizen? Obey the law of the United States. Giỏi! Congratulations! Happy Halloween! www.uscitizenpod.com

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