The Biden administration confirmed Monday that it will scrap the Trump administration’s changes to the U.S. citizenship test, which made the exam longer and more difficult. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will revert back to using an exam created in 2008, the agency said in a policy alert. Immigrants must pass an English proficiency test and a civics exam in order to become citizens.
The Trump administration last year doubled the length of the civics test, updating it to require applicants to answer 12 out of 20 questions correctly to pass. Immigrants were previously required to correctly answer six out of 10 total questions. The Trump administration also increased the number of potential questions from 100 to 128, expanding the amount of information immigrants must study in preparation for the exam.
Read the full article. Trump’s version of the test had been credited to Stephen Miller.
NEW: The Biden administration is officially scrapping the Trump-era citizenship test and going back to the 2008 version, confirming @BuzzFeedNews reporting 2 weeks ago —> https://t.co/SAEXZRIytI pic.twitter.com/oT7QMtAhFj
— Hamed Aleaziz (@Haleaziz) February 22, 2021