“Tell us about the new naturalization exam!” Hi, I’m Jim Hacking, immigration lawyer practicing law throughout the United States out of our office here in St. Louis, Missouri. We wanted to shoot today’s video to talk about the new USCIS naturalization examination that will go into effect roughly after December 1, 2020. I say, roughly, it’ll apply to applications that are filed after December 1, 2020. If you’ve applied before then, you will get the 2008 version of the test.
The Trump administration has now come up with just one more way to screw immigrants, to try to keep people from becoming US citizens. They have come up with a new test. The new test has 128 questions in the book that you have to study. That’s up 28 questions from where it was before. Now, you have to get 12 right out of 20, so you have to get twice as many right answers as before, and you’re asked twice as many questions.
Now, curiously, they say that the officer’s going to have to go ahead and ask all 20, which I don’t understand. Because now, if you get six right out of 10 and you pass, they stop asking questions. So again, they’re just baking more delay into the process. If you’ve already passed the test, why in the world would the officer need to keep asking questions? I believe most officers will ignore this directive, but maybe they’ll record their answers, which they do. So maybe they will have to go ahead and ask all 20.
This is just a stupid, stupid plan from stupid, stupid people, running an administration that it’s on its way out. I believe that Joe Biden and UFCIS in 2021, we’ll revisit it. And I suspect that there’s a good chance they’ll put the 2008 version back into place.
On top of all that, they’ve also made the questions a lot harder and they’ve infused politics into it. What I mean by politics? Well, there’s a question, who do US senators represent? The old answer was, everybody in the state. But now, Ooh, those sneaky anti-immigrant people say, well, now the test is just going to say the citizens of that state, which goes to president Trump’s stupid census process of wanting to only count US citizens and lawful permanent residents, which is not what the constitution provides. These clowns have nothing better to do than to sit around and come up with ways to make life harder for immigrants. We’ve talked about it on our videos many, many times.
The point of all this is that if you are going to be applying for citizenship and you have the chance to apply before December 1st, you might want to do that because you’re going to get tested on the easier test. Now, there are certain exceptions that still exist for long-time lawful permanent residents. For the most part, people are going to have to get 12 right out of 20. And having sat through some of these tests, that they can be pretty stressful. With them making the questions harder, with them making the number of answers that you have to get higher, it’s going to be a whole lot harder for citizenship. Of course, that’s the whole design.
I’m just tired of these people. I hope that, when President-elect Biden puts someone into office to run USCIS, that the first thing they do is re-institute the 2008 tests, take out all this political crap, and get back to processing cases like they’re supposed to do. If you have questions about what these numskulls are up to give us a call at 314-961-8200. You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to join us in our Facebook group, which is called Immigrant Home. If you like this video, we ask you to please share that on social. Please subscribe to our YouTube channel, so that you get updates whenever we make videos like this one, that you catch us live on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:00 PM Central on YouTube, and in Facebook, and in Immigrant Home, and that you connect with us on Instagram @hackinglawpracticellc. Thanks a lot. Have a great day.