document-428331_640With the recent change in political power in the United States, it is important that any person who plans to take the United States civics test during the naturalization process has the most up to date information. If you are taking the civics exam, it is important to be aware of these changes in order to make sure that you do not fail because you had outdated information. January 20, 2017 marked the inauguration date of the new President and Vice President of the United States, Donald Trump and Mike Pence.

In addition to the new President and Vice President, there have also been a number of changes to United States representatives in the House of Representatives and senators in the U.S. Senate. These changes took place on January 3, 2017. This information is available on the Senate and the House’s respective websites. With the election, the governor of your state may also have changed. In New York, our Governor is still Andrew Cuomo.

The final question that has had a change in answers is in regards to which political party the President of the United States is a part of. Under former President Barack Obama, the answer was the Democratic Party. However, with the recent inauguration of President Donald Trump, the answer to this question is the Republican Party.

It is important that you study vigorously for this test because you do not want to delay your naturalization process any further by failing the exam. There are many resources that can help you prepare. If you have any questions about the naturalization process, speak with your immigration attorney today.

The Law Office of Cheryl David practices immigration law throughout NYC. If you have questions as to whether consular processing is right for you, or you can maybe change your status in the United States instead of going home, please contact the office to discuss your situation and options.