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I'm currently helping my wife and mother-in-law apply for citizenship. However, had some questions....

#9. Have you ever been a member of, involved in, or in any way associated with, any organization,

association, fund, foundation, party, club, society, or similar group in the United States or in any other

location in the world?

They're obviously asking about affiliations with the bad political groups and what not.

Worth putting down that the mother in law occasionally attends church?

#23. Have you ever been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including any and all

immigration officials or the U.S. Armed Forces) for any reason?

#24. Have you ever been charged with committing, attempting to commit, or assisting in committing a crime or


#25. Have you ever been convicted of a crime or offense?

The first year my wife came to the states, she got a ticket for running a red light.

The judge subsequently turned it into a misdemeanor. No points on her license. No record. Just a fine.

Does that mean we have to answer "Yes" to all these?

(Legally speaking does a "misdemeanor" qualify as a "crime" or "offense"?)

One final question---we'll obviously have to fill out Part 13. Signature and Contact Information of the Person Who Prepared

This Form, If Other Than the Applicant... but what about Part 14 Statement of Applicants Who Used an Interpreter?

The instructions mention that Part 14 *must* be filled out if you answered "Yes " to Part 2., Item Numbers 11. or 12 (and we didn't).

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I wouldn't list attending church for question #9.

For#23, you should answer Yes since she was cited with a traffic offense. This is a topic of great discussion, some say to not include them other say to include them. I say it is better to answer Yes since she had to appear before a judge. They likely won't be interested in the traffic ticket though.

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