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Reversal of Trump Era Naturalization Tests


As part of a concerted effort to both tackle the issues in U.S. Immigration the USCIS has issued a policy updated on the use of the 2020 naturalization test. In an unsurprising move the de trumpification of the USCIS continues with the reversal of th 2020 naturalization tests and a return to the 2008 Test.

Some Policy Highlights from this Policy Change are as follow:

"• Provides that USCIS will administer the 2008 civics test to applicants who filed for naturalization before December 1, 2020, or who will file on or after March 1, 2021.

• Provides that USCIS will give applicants the choice to either take the 2008 civics test or the 2020 civics test in cases where applicants filed their naturalization application on or after December 1, 2020 and before March 1, 2021, and where the initial examination (interview) is scheduled to occur before April 19, 2021.

• Provides that USCIS will administer the 2008 civics test to all applicants whose initial examination (interview) is scheduled to occur on or after April 19, 2021 (regardless of filing date).

• Provides that USCIS will only ask civics test questions until the applicant passes or fails either the 2008 civics test or the 2020 civics test."

The Full Policy Memo is available via the Link Below:

https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/document/policy-manual-updates/20210222-CivicsTest.pdf

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