Saturday, August 18, 2018

US Citizenship Oath Taking Naturalization Ceremony



R. Edge P.: US Citizenship Oath Taking Naturalization Ceremony

Immigrants from India Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Map source: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a1/Border_Region.png

VOANews: Immigrants from India Increasing at US-Mexico Border

Immigrants from India are becoming increasingly common at the U.S.-Mexico border. They are now the fifth-largest group after immigrants from Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador...Many of the immigrants are Sikhs who are fleeing "political persecution" with a religious component, say lawyers who represent them in U.S. asylum cases. (read more)

Friday, August 17, 2018

Huong’s Second US Citizenship Interview



uscitizenpod: Huong’s Second US Citizenship Interview
In this interview, Huong has returned to class.  while she was absent, she watched Citizenship interviews every day. Watch Huong's earlier video.

uscitizenpod: Huong's Practice Interview (UPDATED Closed Captions)
Huong's daughter practices with Teacher Jennifer so that Huong can prepare for her Citizenship Interview while she is taking care of her son in the hospital.
https://youtu.be/tkWFdH9D5WE

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Pakistan and India Independence Day



In honor of my many students from Pakistan and India.


A Citizenship Quiz in Honor of India and Pakistan Independence Day pdf

Pakistan
  • Tasleem's First Practice Interview video
  • Tasleem's Second Practice Interview video
  • Tasleem Khaldoon talks about her Citizenship Interview video


India
  • A "Casual" Citizenship Interview with Vanita mp3
  • A Citizenship Question in Honor of Diwali audiogram
  • An "Everyday" Citizenship Interview with Munni Thakkar mp3
  • Bhasker Banjara's Constitution Week Interview at the Milpitas Library video
  • Bhavna's “Typical” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N 400r video
  • Bhavna talks about her Citizenship Interview at the Milpitas Library video
  • C. S. Chokshi's Citizenship Interview at the Milpitas Library video
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of India and Pakistan Independence Day pdf
  • Nithya Deepak: Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs for Independence Day pdf
  • Shiv's Practice Citizenship Interview video
  • Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #5 with Suresh Kumar Malhan (India) video
  • Suwarna and Bhasker Banjara (India/Kenyas) talk about their Citizenship Interviews at the Milpitas Library video

Monday, August 13, 2018

Min Hui's Citizenship Interview



Min Hui's Citizenship Interview watch / listen 



In San Jose, we have really noticed the recent increased wait times to process N-400 Applications for Naturalization. Applicants who used to wait about four months are now waiting eight months or more. This weekend I received a joyful text from my long-time student, Min Hui, that she finally received her citizenship appointment letter. Here is her practice interview from June plus a round-robin civics quiz from her fellow citizenship students. After her interview, I will talk a bit more about how to check USCIS Processing times.

How to check USCIS Processing Times

1. Go to USCIS.gov

2. Click the CHECK PROCESSING TIMES link (under TOOLS)

3. Select Form: N-400; Field Office: (your field office)

4. Click GET PROCESSING TIME button

5. USCIS will give you a processing date range and “Receipt date for a case inquiry" (for example the SJ office is 8-14 months and the receipt date for a case inquiry is June 20, 2017)

Note 1: You can also create an account to see your personalized case completion time on this Get Processing Time results page.

Note 2: If your receipt date is before the “Receipt date for a case inquiry", you can submit an “outside normal processing time” service request online. The link is on this Get Processing Time results page under CASE MANAGEMENT TOOLS.

Note 3: You can also use the USCIS digital assistant EMMA to guide you through this procedure.

Note 4: If you prefer to talk to a USCIS officer in person, go to the TOOLS, the APPOINTMENTS. You can make an appointment at the INFOPASS page. The officer can check your case status but cannot give legal advice.


Thanks to the students and staff of Milpitas Adult School. A special thanks goes out to Min Hui and her classmates.

Friday, August 10, 2018

Huong's Practice Interview




uscitizenpod: Huong's Practice Interview (UPDATED Closed Captions)

Huong's daughter practices with Teacher Jennifer so that Huong can prepare for her Citizenship Interview while she is taking care of her son in the hospital.

English Vocabulary for the Naturalization Test
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-english-test

Civics Flash Cards for the Naturalization Test
https://www.uscis.gov/citizenship/learners/study-test/study-materials-civics-test

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Happy National Book Lovers Day


Teacher Jennifer says: I use many Citizenship books in my class.  You can purchase my book, US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview on Amazon or ESLPublishing (Teacher samples and discounts for class sets available!)