This is Teacher Jennifer from US
Citizenship Podcast. Every week we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, and the
latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. We’re
getting ready for Constitution Day at Milpitas Adult School so I invited
Officer David to come back and do some interviews with us.
Today he’s going to be practicing the vocabulary from (USCIS N-400) Part 12.
I have other recordings and videos about the N 400 part 12 vocabulary. Check the
show notes for more details. Let’s get started. Officer David, thank you for
meeting me today and thank you for welcoming our students back to school. No problem, my pleasure. Have you ever claimed to be
a US citizen? no What is claimed? A non-citizen lies and says: “I am a US citizen”. Have you ever voted in any US elections?
no What is to vote? A citizen chooses a new leader or law. Do you have any title
of nobility in a foreign country? no What is nobility? A member of the family
of a king or queen Have you ever been declared legally incompetent? no What is
legally incompetent? a legal guardian makes decisions for me Do you pay taxes
every year? yes What is income tax? I pay money to the government based on what I
earn. Do you belong to any groups or organizations? no What is a group or
organization members meet together to do something. Have you ever been
of a communist party? no What is Communism? a government party with a
state planned economy, for example China, Vietnam, North Korea, and Cuba. Have you ever been a terrorist? no What is terrorism? A terrorist uses violence to
control governments. Have you ever badly hurt or killed a person on purpose? no
What is on purpose? I plan to hurt or kill a person and then did it. Have you
ever participated in a rebel group, militia, or army? no What is a rebel group?
A rebel group fights against the official government. Have you ever worked a place like a prison or labor camp? no What is a prison camp? Prisoners must work or they are killed. Have you ever been a member of a gang? no What is a
gang? A gang is a group of criminals. Have you ever sold or given weapons to
another person? no What are weapons? guns knives or anything that can harm a
person. Have you ever received military or weapons training?
no What is military training? I learned how to use a gun or a weapon in the army. Have you ever forced
a child under fifty years of age to become a soldier? no What is a child
soldier? A child who fights in the militia army or rebel group. Have you ever forced a child under the
15 years of age to help soldiers? no How can a child help soldiers? A child can be
a cook, porter, servant, etc for soldiers. Have you ever been arrested or committed a crime? no What is crime to break the law? For
example: to steal or to sell drugs. Have you ever married some
to get a Green Card? no Why is this illegal? A person illegally gets
permanent residency. Have you ever lied to the US government to get public
benefits? no What our public benefits? Health care, food assistance, low-cost
rent. Have you ever been deported? no What is deported? To be arrested and sent back
to your country. Have you ever served in the US military?
no What is the military? The Army Navy Air Force Marines and Coast Guard. Do you support the Constitution and the form of government of the U.S. yes What is the Constitution? The supreme law of the land Do you understand the full
oath of allegiance to the United States? yes What is an oath? An oath is a promise Are you willing to take the full of
allegiance to the United States government? yes What is allegiance? To be loyal to the US Constitution and government. If the law requires it, are
you willing to bear arms in the United States Army? yes What is to bear arms? To use a weapon to protect the country. Are you willing to perform noncombatant work for the United States Army? yes What is noncombatant? To work in the army without using weapons. Are you willing to help the government during a national
emergency? yes What is a national emergency? An earthquake, a fire, a flood,
or tornado. Do you promise that that is true? Yes Very good. Thank you
thanks the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. Special thanks goes out to Officer David. Please visit us on the web at www.uscitizenpod.com
where you will find more resources for Citizenship especially for the N-400 Part
12, Constitution Day and Citizenship Day on September the 17th, and information
and quizzes for Hispanic Heritage Month. Thanks for listening–I know you will be
a great American citizen!