Van’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview–UPDATED!

This is Teacher Jennifer from US Citizenship Podcast. Today we will listen “Regular Citizenship Interview.” You can download the “Regular Citizenship Interview” (script) from WWW.USCITIZENPOD.COM and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. Let’s get started. Hi, I’m Officer Jennifer. I will be interviewing today. Why are you here today? I want to become a U.S. citizen. Why do you want to become a U.S. citizen? I want to vote and I love USA. I want freedom. What do you miss about your old country Vietnam? (I miss my cousin) Are your ready? Yes Do you have any questions? No Do you promise to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth? Yes, I promise. What did you promise? I promise to tell the truth. Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I’m (over) 18 (years) old and I have been a legal permanent resident for five years. For five years or more than five years? More than five years. How many years have you been a legal permanent resident? Twenty-six years. Show me your Green Card, your Driver’s License and photo ID. Thank you very much. (The officer may take your photo and fingerprints again). Is the name on your Green Card the same as your current legal name? Yes What is your date of birth? June 25, 1976 What day did you become a legal permanent resident? July 8, 1993 What is your country of birth? Vietnam What is your country of nationality? Vietnam Are you requesting an accommodation because of a disability? No What is your current home address? Do you live in Milpitas, Fremont, or in Oakland? Oakland! Have you lived at your current address for more than five years? More than five years. Seven years. How do you support yourself? I take care of my mother-in-law. So that is your work? You do home health support? Home health support. What was your job before our home health support? Driver You were a driver? Driver, elder (support), and PGE. Have you taken any trips outside the United States in the past five years? Yes How many trips did you take? Two trips for 48 days. Let me ask you about your last trip. When did you leave? November 9. I came back December 11 , 2017. Where did you go? Vietnam and China What is your current marital status? I am married. How many times have you been married? One time Is your spouse a US citizen? Yes Do you have any children? No Have you ever claimed to be a US citizen? No Have you ever voted in any US elections? No Do you have any title of nobility in a foreign country? No Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? No Have you ever failed to file your taxes? No, I always pay my taxes. You always pay your taxes? Yes. Do you owe any taxes? No, no. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? No Have you ever been a member of the Communist Party? No What is communism? Communism is like China, Vietnam, Cuba, North Korea. So it’s the government parties (the government parties of China, Vietnam, Cuba, North Korea). Have you ever been a member of the totalitarian party? No What is a totalitarian party? The State controls people. The people (have) no power. Have you ever been a terrorist? No What is a terrorist? Terrorists attacked the United States. Have you ever advocated the overthrow of any government by force or violence? No Have you ever persecuted any person because of race, religion, national origin, member, or of any particular group, or political opinion? No Have you ever participated in genocide? No What is genocide? Genocide is racists that kill a group of people. Have you ever tortured someone? No What is torture? Hurt people to get information. Have you ever killed or tried to kill someone? No What is kill? Kill means to cause someone to die. Have you ever badly hurt or killed a person on purpose? No What is to kill or hurt a person on purpose? Kill or hurt a person on purpose is to plan to hurt or kill a person, then to do so. Have you ever forced or tried to force someone to have sex? No What is rape? Rape means try to make love to people or do something to the person. Person don’t want it. Have you ever tried to stop someone from practicing his or her religion? No What is religion? Religion is how people follow God. Have you ever participated in a military unit rebel group or militia? No Were you in the Army in Vietnam? No Have you ever been a member of a gang? No Let’s go on to Arrests. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? No What is Crime means break the law. Have you ever been a habitual drunkard? No What is habitual drunkard? I drink too much alcohol every day and get sick. Have you ever been a prostitute or procured a prostitute? No What is a prostitute? Prostitute means sex for money. Have you ever sold or smuggled illegal drugs or narcotics? No What are illegal drugs? Illegal drugs is cocaine or opium. Have you ever been married to more than one person at the same time? No What is bigamy? Bigamy is married to more than one person at the same time. Have you ever married someone to get an immigration benefit? No What is an immigration benefit? You can you can become eligible for a Green Card by marrying a U.S. citizen. Have you ever helped anyone enter the United States illegally? No What is illegal entry? To come to United States without papers or visa or staying in the U.S. on an expired visa. Have you ever gambled illegally? No Have you ever failed to support your children or pay alimony? No What is alimony? The court orders you to pay money to your ex-wife? Have you ever lied to the US
government to get public benefits No What are public benefits? Social services or financial support from the government such as SNAP. Have you ever been deported? No What is deported? Deported means the government arrests you and send you back to your country. Have you ever served in the US Armed Forces>No Did you register for the Selective Service? Yes Can you show me your number? TIP: 1) Go to; 2) Type in your Social Security Number; 3) Print your Proof of SS Registration. Do you support the US Constitution and the form of government? Yes, I do. What is the Constitution? The supreme law of the land? What is the U.S. form of government? The U.S. form of government is democracy. Do you understand the full Oath of Allegiance to the United States? Yes I do. What is an oath? Oath means a promise to be loyal to the United States. Are you willing to take the full Oath of Allegiance to the US government? Yes if the law requires it, are you willing to bear arms for the US Army? Yes, I will use a weapon to protect the USA. Are you willing to perform noncombatant services for the US Army Yes I will help the army without using a weapon. Are you willing to help the government during the national emergency? Yes Do you promise everything that you say is true? Yes I promise Okay very good. Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. Please visit us on the web at where you’ll find more Citizenship resources. Thanks for listening. I know that you will be a great American citizen.

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