Well ladies and gentlemen, I am one step closer to becoming a U.S Citizen.
I have been a permanent resident since 1994, I was born in Mexico; yet I still know more US history than someone who was born in the land of the free and the brave. Sad but true!
All that stands in the way is my oath ceremony. I am crossing my fingers it doesn’t take forever.
Today’s exam was a simple one. The Immigration Officer was really, she reviewed my application with me and asked simple questions. Verification of who I was, where I had lived, country of origin, trips outside of the U.S., if I had any allegiance to any totalitarianism and communist parties. After all the official verification, the three part exam began.
First Part: Oral
Second Part: Written
Third Part: Ten Civic (U.S. History) Questions, (You only need to get six correct)
It was all over in less than 20 minutes.
First Part: I had to recite: “Who was Abraham Lincoln?” (I really wanted to say, ‘A Vampire Slayer’)
Second Part: I had to write: “Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War”.
Third Part: The six questions (If I can remember them): 1) Who is the speaker of the house? 2) Name two of the longest rivers in the U.S. 3) How many years do we elect a president for? 4) When was the Deceleration of Independence enacted? 5)What do we call the first ten amendments in the Constitution? and 6) What do we call the people who lived here before the settlers arrived?
Needless to say, I answered all six questions with flying colors!
I have been recommended for naturalization, which simply means I have to wait now for about 30 to 60 days to go and take my oath. I am hoping and crossing my fingers some big political figure like the President does it! Or if the ceremony could take place on board the USS Midway, that would be just flipping amazing!
Soon I’ll be a true American will the ability to vote and run for public office! Congress here I come!
Well that’s all folks!