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Posted By Gerard Magliocca On January 8, 2013 @ 10:45 am In Immigration | 5 Comments
I’m going to be attending my first naturalization ceremony soon, and I was surprised to see some of the questions they ask on the form that is required of people who have passed the citizenship test and are going to take the oath. For example:
“Since your interview, have you joined any organization, including the Communist Party, or become associated or connected therewith in any way?”
Why are we still asking people if they are communists? Has nobody looked at this form since the 1950s? Here’s another odd one:
“Since your interview, have you knowingly committed any crime or offense, for which you have not been arrested?”
Does anyone actually say yes? Or how about:
“Since your interview, have you practiced polygamy, received income from illegal gambling, been a prostitute, procured anyone for prostitution or been involved in any other unlawful commercialized vice, encouraged or helped any alien to enter the United States illegally, illicitly trafficked in drugs or marijuana, given false testimony to obtain immigration benefits, or been a habitual drunkard?”
The last bit about drunkenness sounds like something out of colonial times. Someone in immigration services really should review these questions.
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