According to reports, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be making new changes to the Naturalization Civics Exam that immigrants must take to become U.S. citizens. The test was first issued in 1986 and later revised in 2008.
In a tweet sent out on July 19th, USCIS wrote:
“We’re improving the current naturalization test to ensure it will continue to accurately measure a naturalization applicant’s civics knowledge and reflect best practices in adult education assessments.”
This is just the latest of many changes to U.S. immigration laws and policies carried out by the President and his administration. From arguing for a citizenship question on the 2020 census to forcing asylum-seekers to first apply in a country they come through on their journey to the U.S., the path to citizenship for many immigrants has been significantly impeded since Trump took office in 2017.
While immigration advocates worry that the new changes to the citizenship test might be used for ulterior purposes, USCIS says the agency is working with “experts in the field of adult education to ensure that this process is fair and transparent."
With the current exam, applicants are given 10 random questions from a list of 100 questions. The exam questions cover:
- American government
- American history
- Integrated civics
The national pass rate for the Naturalization Civics Exam is 90%, according to reports from USCIS.
Do you have more questions about taking the Naturalization Civics Exam? Do you need help with a pending immigration case? Give us a call today at (678) 496-2990 to request your consultation with our lawyers at Klinke Immigration, LLC.