Immigrants who are already studying the 2020 test may present it or opt for the previous version by jesus garcía / La opinión
The citizenship exam imposed by Donald Trump’s administration, which applied to petitions filed on December 1, 2020, was canceled by US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS.)
President Joe Biden’s administration indicated that there will be a period when immigrants can choose which test version to answer. The number of applications is unknown, but they would be those who applied for citizenship between December 1, 2020 and March 1 of this year.
The agency noted that the proposal published in the Federal Register received more than 2,500 comments and, after its review, it was decided to return to the 2008 test, which asks immigrants to correctly answer at least 6 out of 10 questions from a list of 100 questions. The Trump Administration’s review required answering 12 questions correctly out of 20, from a list of 128 possible questions.
“Several comments noted that there was little notice before the implementation of the 2020 civics test,” USCIS said. “Because of the comments and in accordance with the Executive Order on restoring faith in our legal immigration systems, and strengthening integration and inclusion efforts for new Americans, USCIS will return to the 2008 test.”
Test applicants who already have their naturalization exam appointments scheduled before April 19 will be able to decide which test to take, as they could have studied for the new version implemented last December. Those who applied for naturalization after March 1, 2020 will be required to respond to the 2008 test.
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