12/16/2012 04:17:27 PM EST
How I Passed My U.S. Citizenship Test: By Keeping the Right Answers to Myself
"Last month, I became an American citizen, a tremendous honor and no easy accomplishment, even for a Canadian. After living here for 12 years, I thought I knew everything. Then I learned how we mint Americans. After years of steep filing fees and paperwork (including one letter from Homeland Security claiming that my fingerprints had "expired"), it all came down to a test. I passed, and, my fellow Americans, you could, too -- if you don't mind providing answers that you know are wrong." - Dafna Linzer, ProPublica, Feb. 23, 2011.