Blind to read at the naturalization test without Braille and falls through

Lucio Delgado had a dream, he wanted citizenship, the US state. When he came six years ago from Mexico to the United States, graduated from the 23-Year-old in may of last year, a naturalisation test. Intense he had prepared, according to the “Washington Post” on it.

Nevertheless, Delgado fell through the exam. However, not from inability, but because the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (short: USCIS), the immigration and foreigners ‘ authority of the United States, an impossible task turned. He had to read a sentence in English. The Problem is that Delgado is blind from birth.

He was in advance of his optician certify. In addition, he had requested to get the Test in Braille is presented. Nevertheless, the officials put him on the Reading Test, a Version in large letters. “I told you, I do not read a large print I’m blind,” said the native Mexicans of the “Washington Post”.

USA: Delgado gets a second Chance

Nevertheless, he got three Attempts, a sentence in English to read. Of course, were pointless. Delgado fell through. They offered him a second Chance without Reading the Test, if he could by an eye doctor, and his lack of vision certify. However, he was able to afford in the absence of health insurance no examination. And so he got a month ago, a letter from the immigration authority that he was by the Test. “For me a world collapsed,” said Delgado of the New York Times.

New, such a case is not. The US authority has worked for years, therefore, the citizenship test is also in Braille for blind immigrants. According to a Memo by 2018, as the Washington Post reported. Since November, this is now possible, a spokesman said.

In Delgado’s case, the movement came, however. After he had gone to the press, called a few days later, an official of the immigration authority – and agreed a new date for the 13. March.

Sources: Washington Post / CBS / “New York Times”

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