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Immigration groupís video: How would the average American do on the U.S. naturalization test?
Hotair ^ | 04/28/2014 | AllahPundit

Posted on 04/28/2014 5:30:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Via TheBlaze, watch this and remember that these are the people who decide elections. Not you, not the lefties you see on Twitter breathing into paper bags about Thomas Piketty. It’s these people, the proverbial low-information voters, who somehow can’t identify a guy who’s been vice president for five years now and are still trying to master this whole legislative-executive-judicial thing. They’re the swing voters in 2016. Now try to sleep soundly tonight — if you dare.

But first, explain to me what the point of this is. It can’t be … this, can it?

Tony Hernandez, co-founder of the Immigrant Archive Project, told TheBlaze Monday that his group aimed to debunk the “misconception that it’s relatively easy [for immigrants] to get their citizenship.”

“We came to the understanding that the naturalization test is the easiest hurdle for immigrants,” he said. “And we thought it could shed some light on the experience to quiz Americans.”

This is like asking random men-on-the-street to solve for x in (x + 2)/2 = 5, then pronouncing it a hard problem because 40-50 percent of the people interviewed will inevitably scratch their heads and pronounce themselves stumped. It’s not a hard problem; an intelligent nine-year-old could solve it with an hour of tutoring on algebra. It’s really not a hard problem if you know the question’s coming and have been studying for it using the handy study sheet that the federal government makes publicly available on its naturalization website. The idea here, I suppose, is to show that it’s unfair to require an immigrant to master basic knowledge to gain citizenship that adult Americans aren’t required to know, but (a) the immigrant’s free to forget it the day after the test, just like ol’ Joe Sixpack did in school many years ago, and (b) most Americans are required to know this at some point as kids, not as the price of citizenship but as the price of advancing to the next grade. The real takeaway from the clip, besides the evergreen lesson that Americans are dumb, is that some immigration advocates object to placing even the smallest, most pro forma demands upon aspiring citizens before granting them full privileges. Something to bear in mind as Congress oozes towards compromise on immigration reform.

And no, contra the host here, George Washington didn’t sign the Declaration of Independence.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: immigration; naturalization

1 posted on 04/28/2014 5:30:44 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind
My mother in law, who didn't speak a syllable of English, passed her citizenship test.

She was assigned a "tutor".

The whole process has become a hugh joke.

2 posted on 04/28/2014 5:32:14 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: SeekAndFind

EVERYONE should have to pass this test to gain their citizenship, not just immigrants. If they fail they’ll be non-voting, non-jury serving residents, just like legal immigrants who haven’t gained their citizenship.


3 posted on 04/28/2014 5:34:52 PM PDT by Count of Monte Fisto (The foundation of modern society is the denial of reality.)
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To: SeekAndFind

How stoopit do you have to be and not be able to pass the citizenship test?


4 posted on 04/28/2014 5:40:44 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously-you won't live through it anyway-Enjoy Yourself ala Louis Prima)
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To: SeekAndFind
This just might be a legitimate issue for those who attempt to gain US citizenship through the legally established method.To any "advocates" supporting amnesty for our 30 million Mexican invaders who try to use this to advance their cause I say FORNICATE YOU!
5 posted on 04/28/2014 5:41:12 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Count of Monte Fisto

I think that you should be required to serve in the military and get an honorable discharge before you can be a citizen, vote, or hold public office.


6 posted on 04/28/2014 5:44:54 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

I am a United States Citizen by Birth.

I do not need to prove myself to Lawbreakers, period.

I don’t care if they score 100% on a test. Illegal Invaders are Illegal Invaders and should be treated accordingly.

We are a Nation of Laws, or were.


7 posted on 04/28/2014 5:45:10 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Nobody owes you a living, so shut up and get back to work...)
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To: SeekAndFind

My wife passed it, and I could too, EASILY.

Most Americans probably could not.


8 posted on 04/28/2014 5:54:48 PM PDT by struggle
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I think that you should be required to serve in the military and get an honorable discharge before you can be a citizen, vote, or hold public office.

And be a landowner.

9 posted on 04/28/2014 6:02:31 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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10 posted on 04/28/2014 6:05:25 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: SeekAndFind

I helped a friend from Italy prepare for his citiznship test. He was very interested in the subjects and we always had in-depth discussions. He said that when he discussed with American friends what he had studied, they often did not have a clue what he was talking about.


11 posted on 04/28/2014 6:26:53 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: skeeter

Yeah, I probably would not do very well on the Spanish version...


12 posted on 04/28/2014 6:31:09 PM PDT by Delta Dawn (Fluent in two languages: English and cursive.)
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To: skeeter

“The whole process has become a hugh joke. “

That sounds pretty series.


13 posted on 04/28/2014 6:49:37 PM PDT by moovova
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, I can sneak around and night and vote the way I’m told for amnesty, so I think I can pass that test.


14 posted on 04/28/2014 7:16:35 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind
List of all 100 questions in the pool: http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test/100-civics-questions-and-answers-mp3-audio-english-version

The person tested gets ten them and has to answer six correctly.

This site gives a multiple choice sample test of 25 questions, but the real test is not multiple choice. I took it and got all 25 right.

15 posted on 04/28/2014 7:20:13 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (Republican amnesty supporters don't care whether their own homes are called mansions or haciendas.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm. The message I got from the video was different. I saw it as just another argument that immigrants are here to do the jobs Americans just won’t do.

In this case, pass the naturalization test.

What i think is funny is that when they say the naturalization test is the “easy” part, they are serious, because they claim that the “hard” part is living here 5 years. Of course, THAT part all the americans have managed to pull off pretty easily.


16 posted on 04/28/2014 7:27:26 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: SeekAndFind

I took an online citizenship test. It had an error. It asked “what did the emancipation proclamation do” and the answer was “freed the slaves.”

I got 100% anyway. It wasn’t hard. It sometimes amazes me how stupid the average person is, or more correctly how blissfully ignorant they are, and how ignorant they are of how ignorant they are.


17 posted on 04/28/2014 7:42:38 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: KarlInOhio
I took it and got all 25 right.

I got 24 of 25 correct. Missed the question on the Federalist Papers.One question that stood out for me..."name one state that borders Mexico".A bit Latino-centric it seems to me. More fitting to ask "name one state that borders Canada" or,better still,"name one state that borders Russia".

18 posted on 04/28/2014 8:24:46 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Stalin Blamed The Kulaks,Obama Blames The Tea Party)
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To: Blood of Tyrants
I think that you should be required to serve in the military and get an honorable discharge before you can be a citizen, vote, or hold public office.

That puts Jeffrey Dahmer in, but leaves me out in the cold.

19 posted on 04/28/2014 9:52:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Drunk and at 2:50 in the AM, I got 10 out of 10. I worked with my mother when she took her test. It is pathetically easy.
And Washington was in New York City in July 1776, not Philadelphia.
20 posted on 04/28/2014 11:52:26 PM PDT by rmlew ("Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers.")
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To: SeekAndFind

Tge solution to the equation is “WE HAVE BORDERS AND IMMIGRATION LAWS! If you break the lawsxas an ILLEGAL immigrant you are a criminal! 8”


21 posted on 04/29/2014 12:11:04 AM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: SeekAndFind; GeronL

What difference does it make? Just walk across the border, steal an identity, and you will be granted citizenship now. Especially if you still harbor Socialist government views.

With ALL of this talk about “amnesty” for illegal immigrants, I have heard ZERO discussion about fast tracking those who are already LEGALLY in line to become citizens.

Democrats love scofflaws and want those who do the right thing to “go to the back of the bus/line”.


22 posted on 04/29/2014 10:19:50 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (The new witchhunt: "Do you NOW, . . . or have you EVER , . . supported traditional marriage?")
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