As most people know, there are a number of steps that immigrants must complete if they want to become naturalized citizens. Under U.S. immigration law, applicants must pass a civics test as part of the naturalization process. However, while this may be a requirement for those who want to obtain citizenship, the majority of those who are already citizens cannot pass the test.
According to a recent report, a poll was conducted to see how many participants could pass the civics test given to citizenship applicants. Louisiana came in last place with the lowest pass rate at only 27 percent. The state with the highest rate reached 53 percent. Overall, the national average was approximately 40 percent passing. While these outcomes may not have much impact on Americans, failure can be devastating for citizenship applicants.
During the naturalization process, applicants must pass the civics test in order to obtain citizenship. The test is conducted orally and involves a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer asking 10 questions to the applicant. He or she must answer at least six of those questions correctly to pass. Before the test, applicants are given 100 possible questions to study.
U.S. immigration law puts a lot of pressure on individuals who want to become naturalized citizens. Nonetheless, they must complete each part of the process successfully in order to reach that desired goal. Individuals in Louisiana hoping to become citizens of the United States may want to work with immigration law attorneys who can help with each step of the naturalization process.