How do you know the interviewee?
Friend of grandmother
What inspired you to become a U.S. citizen?
What steps did you have to take as part of the naturalization process?
How would you describe how you felt about the process?
How has citizenship changed your life?
Notes on Interviewee Response:
What inspired me to become a U.S citizen is to receive freedom.
Fingerprinted, Questioned about personal background and U.S government, Proved I know basic English, and take an Oath of Loyalty.
I would say it was very understandable and needed to keep the country in order.
I am not quite a citizen yet, I am in the process of obtaining my residence. But when I do I plan to attend school to better my education.
If you had to, would you do it again? Please explain.
Do you feel the process was worthwhile?
If I had to, yes. There is so much here that I love. I can be free here, I can get educated, I can be accepted.
Yes, I feel it was well worth the benefits that will come from it
Bob Marley 10/10/2012 1.02 Two-paragraph reflection of the naturalization process
The purpose of the naturalization process is to test the person trying to become a U.S citizen to check and make sure they are qualified to become one. I believe the process works quite well. They ask what is necessary to submit an application, obtain their fingerprints, give a written exam to test their skills in the English language, and have them swear an oath of loyalty. All of these four steps are to verify they are ready to follow certain duties and responsibilities, and receive benefits from the U.S government. I would not change the process if given the chance, it seems to me that it is already very thorough.