Tampa, FL – More than 50 permanent residents with the desire to become United States citizens, gathered on Saturday, October 13, 2018, to lose their fear of taking the citizenship test in the workshop organized by MIRA USA.
The event counted with the participation of María Rodríguez, agent of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), who explained in detail the naturalization process, the requirements for naturalization, and how to prepare to pass the exam.
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Likewise, along with immigration lawyer Jorge Rivera, agent Rodriguez made a simulation of the interview in front of all the participants to illustrate the level of English that is necessary to pass the exam.
“You do not have to speak fluent or perfect English. As long as I can understand and you can respond is enough,” she said.
This is the third workshop conducted by MIRA USA in collaboration with the USCIS office in Tampa this year. The first workshop was held in March and the second in July 2018.
For Lia Diaz, a participant who has her interview this week, the workshop was an excellent preparation.
“This workshop was excellent, they clarified many doubts I had and the whole group is a good team. I loved it and I’d recommend doing more please,” Diaz commented.
Participants practiced the N-400 application and the 100 civic questions with bilingual volunteers, and at the end of the workshop, they had the opportunity to do an individual simulation of the interview and practice the naturalization ceremony.
In this way, MIRA USA once again met its goal of helping immigrants achieve a better quality of life.