uscitizenpod: GO GREEN with USPS Stamps In honor of Earth Day 2011 and in celebration of the new USPS GO GREEN Forever stamp series, US Citizenship Podcast presents a collection of stamps reflecting America's ongoing commitment to make EARTH DAY, EVERY DAY! uscitizenpod: 10 Citizenship Questions in Honor of Earth Day (pdf) More Earth Day, Arbor Day, and National Parks Weeks Resources
VOANews: Employers Look to Fill Seasonal Jobs; Advocates Look to Protect Workers (2017-04-17)
Much of the recent anti-immigration rhetoric in Washington most loudly comes from factions on the political right: H1B, H2B, it’s all about protecting American jobs. But progressive groups — while pro-immigrant — are just as critical of foreign worker visas. Federal regulations on the books, they argue, are inherently insufficient to protect visa holders from abuse. (READ MORE)
Millions of taxpayers are rushing to complete their federal and state filings before the April 18 deadline. Among them are several million people in this country illegally, and there are signs that fewer such immigrants are filing than in years past. (Listen and Read)
I wrote this quiz for several reasons. First, to honor Central/Eastern European-American Heritage. Second, to showcase the diversity in the American christian community. Third, to celebrate Easter.
In the past, Western Christians and the Eastern Orthodox have been divided by religion, history, and politics, but as Americans, we are united as one people, and this year, we are celebrating Easter on the same day.
I would also like to introduce, Branka and Tony, from Canada and the former Yugoslavia. Branka is a longtime colleague who currently Projects Coordinator for OUTREACH AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE NETWORK (otan.us) and recently became a new US citizen.
Colonists came to America for freedom.
Freedom of religion is that you can practice any religion or not practice a religion.
America bought the Louisiana Territory from France in 1803.
The two parts of the US Congress are the Senate and the House of Representatives
Dianne Feinstein is one of the two US senators from the state of California.
Donald Trump is the current President of the United States.
Mike Pence is the current Vice-President of the United States.
Jerry Brown is the current Governor of California.
The two major political parties are Democratic and Republican parties.
The President's Cabinet advises the President.
Ro Khanna is the US Representative of San Jose/Milpitas, California.
Two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy are join a civic group and join a community group.
EXTRA CREDIT: Listen to a great interview with Vlade Divac!
Former Sacramento Kings center and current general manager Vlade Divac is interviewed by his boss, majority owner Vivek Ranadive, in this StoryCorps segment. They talk a little basketball but mostly focus on their shared experience as immigrants.