Sofia Vergara was born in Colombia, but she’s lived and worked in America for over two decades, so you’d think she’d have her citizenship by now, right? Well, she does – but she only got it recently, after passing a rigorous and intense naturalization test – and passing with flying colours!
During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Wednesday, Sofia chatted about the ridiculousness of the process:
“They make you [jump through hoops] because they have to make sure that you deserve to be part of the country,” she told Kimmel, 47. “The most interesting thing for me was, they give you like a hundred questions that you have to learn, and then they give you a quiz, like a test. I got all questions perfect. Yes, all of them… I got all the questions!”
“You swear that you’re going to fight for the United States… I’m ready! They make you do the swear of the thing… It was easy because the swearing of the thing, you don’t have to memorize or anything. You just repeat! I did it really fast so he didn’t know if I was doing it right.”
Heh, well good for her – Sofia admitted it’s a very emotional experience for her, and I’m sure it is. She’s carved out this life for herself and found so much success, so it’s only natural that having this final big token of being recognized in the country that’s now her home would be a massive thing.
Also, why on earth do people who want to live here have to answer so many questions on shit that everyone born here has no idea about? I bet you 90% of us (or more) would fail the test, because let’s be honest – answering a bunch of questions about history has NO bearing on how you’ll live here now. That whole thing needs to be overhauled. Are you a hard worker? Are you coming to a country to ADD to the economy and the culture here? Are you NOT a psycho? I feel like that’s the most important question. If you’re coming to be a productive citizen, that means a hell of a lot more to me than someone who can answer an outdated quiz… but that’s just me. Let’s let our conservative trolls have fun in the comments!