Thursday, May 24th, 2018

How I Passed My U.S. Citizenship Test: By Keeping the Right Answers to Myself

"Last month, I became an American citizen, a tremendous honor and no easy accomplishment, even for a Canadian.  After living here for 12 years, I thought I knew everything.  Then I learned how we mint Americans.  After years of steep filing fees and paperwork (including one letter from Homeland Security claiming that my fingerprints had "expired"), it all came down to a test. I passed, and, my fellow Americans, you could, too — if you don't mind providing answers that you know are wrong." – Dafna Linzer, ProPublica, Feb. 23, 2011.