U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 5

This is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Happy New Year! Today we will listen to our fifth interview
with Officer David. You can download the Typical Citizenship Interview from www.uscitizenpod.com and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. After he’s done with the N-400 section, he will ask the USCIS Civics questions ending with 5. Let’s get started! Hello. I am Officer David with USCIS. I will be interviewing you today. Great. Why are you here today? I want to become an American citizen. Why do you want to become an American citizen? I want to live in freedom and peace with my family. How did you get here today? I drove my car. What do you miss about your old country? Ah! I miss the people and the food. Are you all ready? Do you have any questions before we begin? I don’t have any questions. I’m ready. (Please stand and raise your right hand). Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes I do. (Put down your hand) What did you just promise? I promise to tell the truth. (Please be seated.) Explain how you are eligible to become a US citizen I have had a Green Card for over five years. (Show me you Green Card, your Passport, and state-issued photo ID) What is your current legal name? My current legal name is Rosa Maria Mendez. Is the name on your Green Card the same as her current legal name? Yes it is. What is your date of birth? My date of birth is September 26, 1979. What date did you become a legal permanent resident? I became a legal permanent
resident on May 2nd, 2013. What is your country of birth? My country at birth is El Salvador. What is your country of nationality? El Salvador Are you requesting an accommodation because of a disability? No I am not. What is your daytime phone number? My daytime phone number is 408-635-2692. What is your current home address? My current home address is 1311 Calaveras Boulevard, Milpitas, CA 9-5-1–No, excuse me–95035. How long have you lived at your current home address? Five years What is your previous home address? I don’t have a previous address. I only have one address. Was your mother or father a United States citizen before your 18th birthday? No they were not. Do you work? Yes I work. How do you support yourself? I work at a factory in Fremont. Have you taken any trips outside of the United States during the last five years? Yes I have. How many total days did you spend outside the US during the last five years? I spent approximately a hundred days outside the United States. How many trips have you taken outside of the United States during the last five years? Two trips. Tell me about your last trip. I went to El Salvador. I left on January 15, 2017 and I returned on February 28, 2017. Where did you go? I went to El Salvador. What is your current marital status? I am married. How many times have you been married? I’ve been married twice. What is your spouse’s name? My spouse’s name is Roberto Mendez. What is your date of marriage? Our date of marriage was June 1, 2003. Is your spouse a United States citizen? Yes he is. Do you have any children? Yes we have two children. What is your children’s name? The first one is Berto and the second one is Juana. Are they a United States citizens? Yes What is your child’s country of birth? They’re both born in the United
States. Where do they live? They live with us. Have you ever claimed to be a United States citizen? No, I have not. Have you ever voted in a U.S. election? No, I have not. Do you have a of nobility in a foreign country? In El Salvador? No, I do not. Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No, I have not. Have you ever failed to file your taxes? No, we pay our taxes every year. Do you own any taxes? I do not owe any taxes. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? Yes, I belong to an organization at our church. Have you ever been a member of a communist party? Never! Have you ever been terrorist? Never! Have you ever participated in a rebel group or militia? No, never. Have you ever been a member of a gang? No. Have you ever received military or weapons training? No, I have not. Have you ever forced a child under 15 years old of age to be a soldier? Never, never, never! Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No, I have not. 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 helped anyone enter the United States illegally? No, I have not. Have you ever gambled illegally? No, I have not. Have you ever lied to the United States government to get public benefits? No, I have not. Have you ever been deported? No, I have not. 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 of the United States? Yes I do. Are you willing to take default Oath of Allegiance to a United States government? Yes I do. (correction–Yes I am) If the law requires, it are you willing to bear arms in the United States Armed Forces? Yes I do. (correction–Yes I am). What is to bear arms? To bear arms is to carry a weapon to protect the country. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services? Please ask that question again. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the United States Armed Forces? Yes I am What is non-combatant? Noncombatant is to work for the US military without using a weapon. So for example, I could program computers for the government. Are you willing to help the government during a national emergency? Absolutely! Do you promise that everything you have said is true. Yes I do. (Next: USCIS 100: 05, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95) What we call the first 10 amendments of the Constitution? the Bill of Rights Who’s in charge of the branch? Why do some states have more Representatives than other states? (because) some states have more people What does the President’s Cabinet do? advises the President What are the two major political parties in the United States? Democratic and Republican What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy? vote and join a political party What happened at the Constitutional Convention? The Constitution was written. What was one important thing that Abraham Lincoln did? He freed the slaves (Emancipation Proclamation) What did Martin Luther King, Jr. do?* fought for civil rights Where is the Statue of Liberty? in New York (Harbor) Thank you. Thank you. Watch the next video in which Officer David asks N-400 QUESTIONS ONLY & you can practice your answers. Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School (and Officer David). Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com where you will find more resources to study Citizenship throughout the year. Also visit us on our YouTube channel USCITIZENPOD where you will find a video of this podcast with subtitles. We will also post a version of this video on our YouTube channel with the N-400 QUESTIONS ONLY so you can supply your own answers. Thanks for listening. We know that you will be a great American citizen. New Year, New US Citizen! www.uscitizenpod.com

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