Blind Man, Refused Chance to Use Braille, Fails Citizenship Test

Blind Man, Refused Chance to Use Braille, Fails Citizenship Test

“Unfortunately, you were unable to read a sentence in the English language,” the letter said.

A blind man has been denied U.S. citizenship after immigration agents refused to provide him with an English language sentence to read in Braille, BBC News reports.

Lucio Delgado was born blind and uses a cane. Now 23, he moved to the United States from Mexico six years ago.

Mr. Delgado said he was offered a large-print sentence to read, but being totally blind, he couldn’t read it. He was told to get a doctor’s note to prove his condition.

“Over here I was going to get the education I couldn’t get In Mexico,” he told CBS News from his home on a farm in Pembroke Township, Illinois – about 70 miles south of Chicago.

He took the test in May, and recently recently received a letter from U.S .Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) informing him that he had been rejected.

“Unfortunately, you were unable to read a sentence in the English language,” the letter said. “Regrettably, you were unable to achieve a passing score on the reading portion of the naturalization test.”

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