Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Trump's Reported Slur Complicates Immigration Push in Congress



VOANews: Trump's Reported Slur Complicates Immigration Push in Congress

Fallout from U.S. President Donald Trump’s reported slur against impoverished, predominantly black nations further complicates a push for bipartisan immigration legislation that has eluded U.S. lawmakers for more than a decade. VOA’s Michael Bowman reports from Washington, a failure to reach a deal on thorny immigration topics could make a partial U.S. government shutdown more likely by the end of this week, when federal funding expires.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/4207971.html

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

U.S. Citizenship Class 03, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School


newUScitizens: Shiv, Rohini, and their sons

N-400

Civics

Integration:

A Citizenship Interview Quiz for Paulette Poujol-Oriol (Port-au-Prince, Haiti)
http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/2018-haiti.pdf

14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf

Monday, January 15, 2018

Citizenship Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr Day



uscitizenpod: Three Questions for MLK Day
Three Citizenship Questions for MLK Day focused on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Read/listen to the whole quiz below.

14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf




Interview with Krestos Negasi (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) on MLK Day mp3 and pdf





A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r of Juah Sarwee from Fish Town, Liberia plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols (2017) pdf  

A Citizenship Interview Quiz for Paulette Poujol-Oriol (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) (2018) pdf

Kahoot: Citizenship Questions in Honor of Martin Luther King, Dr Day! 


Learning Chocolate: Martin Luther King Jr Day

MLK Day Special mp3

uscitizenpod: US Citizenship Resources for African-American History Month
During the month of February, we explore the connection between the USCIS History and Civics questions and African American History. We also include Citizenship, Immigration, and Gov't Resources in African Languages! 





VOA Learning English: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial


VOA The King Legacy Marching Forward series:


More from VOANews:


Also check out:

    Sunday, January 14, 2018

    January Town Hall with US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)


    from town hall at

    January Town Hall with US Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17)
    Jan 14, 2018 2:00 to 3:30 PM · Milpitas High School, Milpitas, CA
    annotated Tweets posted by @uscitizenpod

    Teacher Jennifer says: Here are my annotated tweets from today's town hall meeting with our US Rep Ro Khanna (CA-17).  If you have the opportunity, please attend a Congressional Town Hall.  AWESOME!

    opens with comments about : there is a reason why is so strong and innovative

    Are we willing to the government over ? YES!




    Tax Break? Who benefits? The investor class, NOT the working class. Trickle down doesn't work. Raise wages!

    Q1: Pls comment work limitations. A1 says we must reform and H4visa and allows spouses to work

    Q2: Green Card backlog bill; A2 says he supports the bill

    Q3 share resources with school districts with less; A3 we must invest in ed. We have money--we must make the priority

    Q4 Thx supporting legal rights for Palestinian minors. Q4 says this is an issue of . Protect youth, stop

    Q5 what happens when you go against party leadership; A5 gives ex of voting against #FISA  I my conscience

    Q6 arctic methane release leading to A6 says he supports and invites qr to see him/staff to learn more

    Q7 do we have a legitimate government / representation? A7 heartened by independent actions such as the judge who cont'd

    Q8 father separated from child; Q8 staff will check if we can give asst about this matter

    Q9 denounce A9 will introduce bill "Democracy Dollars" to counteract PAC money

    Q10 status of ; A10 we just got new sniffers so we can get the correct agency for code enforcement

    Q11 thx for support for and ; A11 invest funding in and solve and reform

    Q12 tech training; Q12 for all: and for the "forgotten America"

    Q12 tax credits; A12 link tax credits to local economic incentives to grow the economy

    Q13 charitable deductions to offset taxes? A13 we need to pay more taxes to create opportunity, not to reward investors

    Q14 Iran nuclear deal; A14 supports and with and the

    Q15 concern about expiration; Q15 absolutely believes that every child must have .

    for all!

    Q16 is there a strategic effort NOT to ; GOP is willing to legislate, but there are problems (Leadership? Factions?)

    Q17 concern about A17 will follow up with further research and possible legislation

    The same party that elected Trump, elected the most diverse

    More than 90% of the attendees at the town hall stood up to show that they're directly impacted by



    Great town hall. Thank you and your staff for your service. Your grandfather (friend of ) would be proud. Happy



    Also see my annotated notes from previous Ro Khanna Town Meetings

    Atlanta holds naturalization ceremony for new citizens



    FOX 5 Atlanta: Atlanta holds naturalization ceremony for new citizens

    More than 50 people living here in Atlanta are now officially American citizens.

    A naturalization ceremony was held this morning at Atlanta City Hall.

    Families and friends of the candidates, citizenship and immigration officials and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed celebrated America’s newest citizens.

    Mayor Reed said this event is special because it reminds us what a great and welcoming nation the United States is.

    Reed continued saying he's happy that out of all the places in America these new citizens could call home they chose Atlanta.

    Saturday, January 13, 2018

    The USCIS N-400 and Fee Waivers



    The USCIS N-400 and Fee Waivers



    Recently I have received several questions about the new N-400 Online application and fee waivers.

    Question: Can I apply for citizenship online (N-400) with fee waiver (I-912) or fee reduction (I-942)?

    Answer: At this time, you cannot apply for citizenship online if you are using with fee waiver (I-912) or fee reduction (I-942) form.

    If you want to apply for citizenship (N-400) with fee waiver (I-912) or fee reduction (I-942) form, you must download these forms from USCIS.gov and mail these forms together to USCIS.
    USCIS has advice about how to find low-cost legal services. Check the show notes for links for the forms and legal services.

    However, the question about fee waivers reminded me about an interview that I did last year with Citizenship Teacher, Kathy Martin from Beaumont Adult School. She gave a very clear explanation about the difference between fee waivers and fee reduction. In honor of the resolution: NEW YEAR, NEW CITIZEN, I would like to play a short clip from that interview.

    USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization
    https://www.uscis.gov/n-400

    USCIS I-912 Fee Waiver
    https://www.uscis.gov/i-912

    USCIS I-942 Fee Reduction
    https://www.uscis.gov/i-942

    USCIS Find Legal Services
    https://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/find-legal-services

    USCIS Online Account
    https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/

    DOJ Executive Office for Immigration Review: RECOGNIZED ORGANIZATIONS AND ACCREDITED REPRESENTATIVES ROSTER BY STATE AND CITY
    https://www.justice.gov/eoir/recognized-organizations-and-accredited-representatives-roster-state-and-city

    Please visit us on the web at uscitizenpod.com where you can find our new Citizenship Interview Quiz for Paulette Poujol-Oriol (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) and MLK Day citizenship resources.
    Also go to our YouTube channel and watch our screencast series about using the new N-400 online application. I will be posting a series shorter screencasts about the N-400 online application soon.

    uscitizenpod: CCAE 2017 Citizenship Interview (Kathy Martin talks about Fee waivers)
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/ccae-2017-interview.mp3

    uscitizenpod: Intro to the USCIS Online N-400 Application for Naturalization podcast
    http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/n-400-online.mp3

    uscitizenpod: US Citizenship--Apply Online! Playlist
    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtyN34w6H7y46j_oXYuMJ6TgzB-XvGi40

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    Thursday, January 11, 2018

    U.S. Citizenship Class 02, Spring 2018, Milpitas Adult School



    A Basic Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS Revised N-400 (2pgs, 38 qs) (updated 06/12/2016)


    Susan B. Anthony
    The Equality and Freedom lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 6, 48, 60, 74, 77, 84, and 85.










    si.edu: Preparing the Oath: Video 84 and Video 85 plus dictation

    14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
    This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf

    Interview with Krestos Negasi (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) on MLK Day mp3 and pdf

    Wednesday, January 10, 2018

    Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Decision To End DACA Program | Los Angeles Times



    LA Times: Federal Judge Temporarily Blocks Decision To End DACA Program

    Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions said in September that the administration would begin winding down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals on March 5. (Jan. 10, 2018)