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[–] Gargilius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Where do you get the idea that the ability to read and speak English is part of the current citizenship requirements?

hint: it's not.

When I went through the naturalization process I remember the day of the interview, where I was quite shocked to see other applicants relying on translators to answer the questions for them - seriously : folks who were supposed to have spent at least five years in the country as permanent residents and weren't able to pick up the language in that time - and from what I understand, many didn't bother preparing for the civic exam either (from what I gathered from the dude who conducted my interview and noted how well prepared I was, apparently not that common...)

By the way, I agree that it should be a requirement, at the very least. Heck, when I visit a country - even for a short touristic stay - I do make the effort of learning how to say the equivalent of 'hello' and 'thank you' - which already puts me way ahead of most of these immigrants.

ps and if you mean that having some degree - from sh*hole countries - means shit, you are somewhat naive.

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[–] totes_magotes 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

Where do you get the idea that the ability to read and speak English is part of the current citizenship requirements?

Right fucking here: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/naturalization-information

If you see someone in the US who cannot speak English and they're doing things that very clearly says that they are a citizen, report them to ICE. If what you say is true, then the US didn't do it's job and they would be deported or at least wrung through a wringer for faking, lying, bribing, whatever on the naturalization process. Heads will roll.

ps and if you mean that having some degree

Did I say "have a degree"? No, I said go through a 4 year degree program. As in "I don't give a shit if you have the equivalent of 16 master's degrees, you go through another 4 year degree. Period."

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[–] Gargilius 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Right fucking here: https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/educators/naturalization-information

Good point, but believe me, from personal observation, this is not enforced.