Obama’s in a hurry; materials now provided in SPANISH to help pass citizenship test

USCIS SpanishNo English? No problem. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services is providing study materials in Spanish for the civics portion of the citizenship test.

Even though the test must be taken in English, the website provides study sheets, flash cards and other tools in Spanish with interactive tests and other languages coming, the Daily Caller reported.

The materials have come after the USCIS launched a Spanish Facebook page and blog in July.

“USCIS is strengthening its commitment to the Spanish-speaking community,” it said in a statement at launch.

It’s all part of the Obama administration’s move to stack the deck and naturalize as many citizens possible, including the refugees coming in from the Middle East, before the 2016 presidential election, according to the Daily Caller.

The agency also recently partnered with a number of major cities, including New York and Boston, to promote citizenship. USCIS will provide training about the naturalization process to librarians and city officials, so they can help immigrants apply. Boston Public Library branches established “Citizenshp Corners” to ensure easy access to preparation materials.

USCIS told a Senate subcommittee in September its citizenship promotion efforts will help blunt the threat of homegrown terrorism.

Obama launched a multilingual public awareness campaign in September to encourage immigrants and refugees to sign up for citizenship and to build a volunteer support team by partnering with local communities.

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