The test isn't the problem: they don't let just anybody who wants to take the test.twistor wrote:You can become a citizen by taking a test. I don't see what the problem is.
"Applicants for citizenship are asked ten questions, and must answer at least six correctly."
twistor wrote:You can become a citizen by taking a test. I don't see what the problem is.
"Applicants for citizenship are asked ten questions, and must answer at least six correctly."zxcv wrote:The test isn't the problem: they don't let just anybody who wants to take the test.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure how immigration procedures work. But I know the test is rarely the hard part about getting citizenship. You can see the questions online. My friend, for instance, was part of the constitution team at my high school and knows his civics plenty well for 5th grade level test like that.twistor wrote:I've never heard anyone on this forum complain about not being able to take the test. I've never ever heard anyone say that they've even tried.
Of course, the test has a few ridiculous questions ("Who helped the Pilgrims in America?") but most are really easy.
In addition to the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II is also Queen of Canada
prat wrote:I don't think it really works in the long run. People are mingling. No matter that there is nationalist thinking and behaviour. The only reason English is thriving and regional languages are kind of taking the backseat is because English is so accommodative. They've freely adopted words from many languages - I guess mostly because the British Kingdom spanned that many different countries - but still, they accommodated.
Science especially, since its language is largely Mathematics, does not really have any problem.
I guess humans will really unite only on the treat of an alien invasion
Yes, so it goes for people from New York or California or Iowa, and different classes of society. Everybody relates to their background, and differentiates w.r.t it too.
Everybody sends home money if they can afford it. Even if you are of Norwegian origin and your family lives in Italy.
Well, most American citizens , and citizens of other countries too, end up buying Chinese products. Now what do you make of that? I just think its a matter of taste. I'm an Indian. The youth are not so much Indian here! They prefer eating from McDonald's or Pizza Hut or Baskin Robins or some-other-american-mnc . We are paying much higher price than what we pay for 'local food' . But nobody's really complaining that we're making profits for "an American company". We are purchasing your cultural products being very much in our own country. It's business. Nothing else.
Yeah, two people from any place (on earth) can relate easily. Sometimes not.
C'mon! In the American Civil War the South fought against the North though they were all Americans! Humans will squabble as long as they are humans. They just want get into groups and defend them.
I don't know. I find that human beings are essentially the same everywhere. There are good people and bad people... and people in between .. everywhere.
I think insular immigrant communities are as much the fault of the "natives" who fail to reach out they are the fault of the immigrants.
vicente: U.S. does not give away free education to foreigners. In return of their education, foreigners are putting money into U.S. economy. If a foreigner receives financial support as a student, then he usually does work (as TA/ RA) and pay taxes. It is a give-and-take mutual benefit thing.
I am not sure what you mean by "nationally funded education".
In 2006 in the USA, approximately 46% of all international masters students were funded from such sources, while institutional financial awards constituted a similar amount of all fee-paying international students.
As far as res grants go...these grants are not meant to support education per se, rather to support research. As a RA, a student gets his tuition paid + a stipend; in return, he drives forward a specific research project of interest to the natl funding agency + pays taxes. This is essentially an employment, not free education.
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