USCIS Makes Citizenship Test More Difficult for Applicants

Recently, it was announced that USCIS would be modifying its citizenship test. In many ways, this test is far more challenging than the previous citizenship test, requiring immigrants to know certain things about U.S. history and civics that many U.S. citizens do not even know. Please continue reading and speak with our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorney to learn more about the changes made to the citizenship test and how these changes may affect you.

What has changed about the citizenship test?

To start, the test is longer. Previously, applicants were required to answer only 6 out of 10 questions correctly. However, now, applicants must answer at least 12 out of 20 questions correctly. Furthermore, various simple questions regarding geography and other topics that often required one-word answers are no longer on the test. The test also asks questions regarding the Vietnam War, among other things, which, many people feel the answers to are subjective. For instance, the answer to the question of why did the United States enter Vietnam is to “stop the spread of communism.” While this is the widely-accepted answer to this question, many people differ with this answer, making it a complicated question to answer honestly.

Overall, immigration activists believe that making the naturalization test more challenging is yet another way for the Trump Administration to stifle immigration here in the United States. Among those activists is Eric Cohen, executive director of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco, who said, “It’s a last-ditch effort on their way out the door for the administration to keep people from realizing their dreams of becoming citizens. ”

Many others oppose the new test, and there is a very good chance that President-Elect Biden will revert the test back to its former standards once he officially takes office. For now, however, there is no telling the future of this test for certain, and if you are someone who is looking to become a naturalized United States citizen, you will most likely have no choice other than to take the new test. If you have any additional questions regarding any other immigration matter, please do not hesitate to speak with our knowledgeable Wisconsin immigration attorney today. Our firm is here to help.

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