According to a USCIS official, the agency is focusing on changes to the civilian part of the test, but updates could also be made to the English section.
The announcement comes in a heated debate over who should be allowed into the country after President Donald Trump targeted progressive congressional women and urges them to "return where they come from." Three of the four women were born in the USA. The other is a naturalized citizen.
From March 2019, the national success rate is 90%. According to USCIS, nearly 757,000 people were naturalized in the 2018 financial year.
The citizenship test that immigrants must pass to become US citizens was last revised in 2009. It contains 1
00 civic issues. Hopeful American citizens are asked by up to ten of them during an interview and must answer six correctly to pass] USCIS director-in-chief Ken Cuccinelli, an immigration hard-liner, says the changes are not part of the effort, the odds of success limit.
Cuccinelli told the Washington Post. "Of course they will be very disappointed if it looks like another version of civics, I mean, that's the way it will be."
After a series of pilot programs, a new test is expected Implementation is scheduled for December 2020 or early 2021.
Former Acting USCIS Director Francis Cissna announced the upcoming review of the test in a memorandum of 3 May. Cissna left the agency in late May as part of a restructuring in the Department of Homeland Security. 19659002] The Trump government has tried to combat legal and illegal immigration. And although it is unclear what exactly the administration wants to change in the test, this seems to be in line with the president's agenda.
Similarly, last week Trump announced that he would seek information on the citizenship of agencies that are already collecting data and will not ask citizenship questions for the 2020 census. The Supreme Court blocked the addition of the question in June.