Monday, August 21, 2017

NEW VIDEO: US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II (w/photos and CC)




Jennifer Gagliardi interviews author Jeane Slone about She Built Ships During WWII, a historical novel about the courageous women welders who built ships while their husbands fought in World War II. The women overcome racism and sexism as they do work of national importance under civilian direction in the Richmond Shipyards.

Along with US Citizenship Bootcamp, She Built Ships During WWII is also available from ESLPublishing.com in an ESL edition with a workbook.

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony - The Pivotal Moment



arc707.org: U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony - The Pivotal Moment

U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony = The Transition From Legal Permanent Residents to New Americans.


"I hereby declare, on oath, 
that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; 
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; 
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; 
that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; 
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; 
and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; 
so help me God."

Note: In certain circumstances there can be a modification or waiver of the Oath of Allegiance. Read Chapter 5 of A Guide to Naturalization for more information.
The principles embodied in the Oath are codified in Section 337(a) in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which provides that all applicants shall take an oath that incorporates the substance of the following:
  1. Support the Constitution;
  2. Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen;
  3. Support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
  4. Bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
  5. A. Bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; or
    B. Perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; or
    C. Perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law.
The language of the current Oath is found in the Code of Federal Regulations Section 337.1 and is closely based upon the statutory elements in Section 337(a) of the INA.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown



VOA News: Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

A rural county in Pennsylvania is facing the consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, as businesses in the agricultural-based economy experience labor shortages. Some orchard owners and local pro-immigrant activists are lobbying state and federal lawmakers to raise awareness of the contributions by immigrants. Bill Rodgers has this report on what is happening in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Originally published at https://www.voanews.com/a/rural-america-labor-shortages-immigration-crackdown/3989781.html

Friday, August 18, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview


US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview 
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com

Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate a Naturalization Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp and make final comments about both of their books.

US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work



US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate two mini-dialogues from US Citizenship Bootcamp about Financial Support and Work of National Importance Under Civilian Direction by using examples from She Built Ships During WWII.

US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II



US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jennifer Gagliardi interviews author Jeane Slone about She Built Ships During WWII, a historical novel about the courageous women welders who built ships while their husbands fought in World War II. The women overcome racism and sexism as they do work of national importance under civilian direction in the Richmond Shipyards.

Along with US Citizenship Bootcamp, She Built Ships During WWII is also available from ESLPublishing.com in an ESL edition with a workbook.

Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp:


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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the vocabulary exercises in the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017) available from ESLPublishing.com

Download a free pdf the Interview 8 Vocabulary Exercises from US Citizenship Bootcamp.

The NEW PAPERBACK EDITION of US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017).

Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a series of 10 interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (rev 03/26/16). The first interview includes 10 simple questions; the subsequent interviews gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Includes vocabulary and civics quizzes, 2 glossaries, Citizenship resources, a new chapter about the Oath of Allegiance and more!

The NEW PAPERBACK EDITION of US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from ESLPublishing.com.

Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp:
  • Mon 8/14/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction
  • Tue 8/15/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary
  • Wed 8/16/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II
  • Thu 8/17/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work
  • Fri 8/18/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 5 of 5: The Interview
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