Editorial: Oh say, can you answer?
Being a U.S. citizen comes with privileges and rights. Most of us are citizens through luck of parentage. There’s a tendency for us to take all that the designation entails for granted.
Others in this melting pot, however, earn citizenship. Permanent non-citizen residents — the holders of green cards — who apply for citizenship are required to take and pass a special oral exam along with an interview as part of the naturalization process.