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Although nearing the end of its term after an election defeat, the Trump administration just crossed off another to-do list item in advance of President-elect Joe Biden’s new administration, crafting a new and more complex test that immigrants must take to receive their citizenship. 

Officials under President Donald Trump unveiled the new civics test on Friday that replaces a President George W. Bush-era test that’s been used for the last 12 years. It’s the final hurdle to naturalization before America’s immigrants receive their decision from the US Citizenship and Immigration Services and take the Oath of Allegiance in a naturalization ceremony. 

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The USCIS began revising the test in 2019 in an effort to refresh it every 10 years. The last time it was updated was in 2008 during Bush’s presidency, leaving the Obama administration with no pressing need to touch the test during its tenure. With the 10-year mark coming in 2018, it fell squarely in the Trump administration’s purview. 

Basic civics questions remain the same including “how many U.S. senators are …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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