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Texas lawmakers discuss requiring high school students to take immigration test

Texas high school students could soon be required to take the same test that immigrants take when applying to become a U.S. citizen.

Texas high school students could soon be required to take the same test that immigrants take when applying to become a U.S. citizen.

House Bill 1776 is up for discussion in Austin this week. Students would need to get 70 percent of the questions correct in order to graduate.

The bill has tentatively passed the house, but would still need approval by the full state legislature before becoming law.

"I think it's important honestly, because if this is your country, I think you should know a little bit of its history," said Coronado High School student Adrian Martinez.

Watch the video to see how Coronado students did when CBS 4 Daybreak anchor Nate Barrett asked them some of the test questions.

"I feel like a couple of those questions were questions 90 percent of the public doesn't know, like not just high school students. I'd never learned some of that stuff," said Coronado High School student Stephen Callaghan.

If you would like to take a sample of the test, click the link provided by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

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