Back To The Old Civics Test For Those Hoping To Become U.S. Citizens

Published: Monday, February 22, 2021 - 12:02pm
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People hoping to become a U.S. citizen won’t have to take the elongated civics test crafted during the Trump administration. Unless they want to.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's bringing back the 2008 version of the test on U.S. government and history. The 2020 version is to be phased out quickly.

Officials concluded that the testing process, content, development and rollout of the 2020 version may block people from pursuing citizenship.

The agency aims to make the naturalization process more accessible, and going back to the 2008 version is in line with President Biden’s order to build faith in the legal immigration system.

To pass the 2008 version, immigrants have to correctly answer six of 10 questions that are drawn from a list of 100.  

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