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Citizenship test pass rate over 95%

"Just over two years ago, USCIS implemented a new test for naturalization applicants. As a final step in the test redesign process, we looked into how applicants performed on this new test. A recently completed study (conducted by ICF International) found an overall pass rate of 95.8 percent...

Does the U.S. Naturalization Exam Pick Winners at Random?

"The fate of nearly half a million immigrants hoping for U.S. citizenship may have been determined randomly, at least in part, according to a new study by a Michigan State University researcher who found the high-stakes civics test isn't a reliable measure of civics knowledge. To...

In Push for Naturalization, USCIS Offers Exam Flash Cards in Spanish

" USCIS is now offering Civics Flash Cards in Spanish on the Citizenship Resource Center . The Civics Flash Cards will help you learn about U.S. history and government while preparing for the naturalization test. The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization...

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...

Obama Pardons Hawaii Woman in Immigration Case

"One of the 17 individuals pardoned by President Barack Obama today was An Na Peng of Hawaii who was indicted by a grand jury in 1966 for allegedly providing answers to immigrants seeking naturalization. Peng was employed by a testing facility and was accused of providing answers to examinees and...