Tuesday, October 21, 2014

U.S. Citizenship 7: Preparing for Naturalization Part 2


LearningChocolate: U.S. Citizenship 7: Preparing for Naturalization Part 2

Comanche People Maintain Pride in Their Heritage

USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.



VOAVideo: Comanche People Maintain Pride in Their Heritage

The Comanche (Indian nation) once were called the “Lords of the Plains,” with an empire that included half the land area of current day Texas, large parts of Oklahoma, New Mexico, Kansas and Colorado.The fierceness and battle prowess of these warriors on horseback delayed the settlement of most of West Texas for four decades. VOA’s Greg Flakus reports from Lawton, Oklahoma, that while their warrior days are over, the 15,000 members of the Comanche Nation remain a proud people.  Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/comanche-people-maintain-pride-in-their-heritage/2487447.html

USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.
[USCIS Officers will be supplied with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.]

▪ Cherokee
▪ Navajo
▪ Sioux
▪ Chippewa
▪ Choctaw
▪ Pueblo
▪ Apache
▪ Iroquois
▪ Creek
▪ Blackfeet
▪ Seminole
▪ Cheyenne
▪ Arawak
▪ Shawnee
▪ Mohegan
▪ Huron
▪ Oneida
▪ Lakota
▪ Crow
▪ Teton

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants



VOAVideo: Miami Woman Is Guardian to Nearly 1,000 Children of Immigrants

Last year, the Obama administration deported 240,000 undocumented immigrants who didn’t have a criminal record. That’s up more than 20,000 from 2012, according to Pew Research. Many of those deported left behind children who are U.S. citizens because they were born here. So who takes in these children? VOA's Carolyn Presutti introduces us to one Florida woman who is taking charge of hundreds.
Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/miami-woman-is-guardian-to-nearly-1000-children-of-immigrants/2488237.html

NPR: One Woman, 817 Children: Caring For Kids Of Undocumented Parents

The recent increase in the number of unaccompanied, undocumented minors immigrating across the border has left tens of thousands of children waiting in limbo. But thousands of children who are already American citizens also face an uncertain future — because their parents are not in the country legally. If their parents get deported, those minors could end up in foster care, or adopted by strangers. (read more)

Learn more about Nora Sandigo's work organization, American Fraternity / Fraternidad Americana

Our mission is to serve and educate the local and national community of immigrants by helping them integrate and adjust to American society, culture and legal processes.

Nuestra misión es servir y educar a la comunidad inmigrante local y nacional ayudándoles a integrarse a los procesos legales y culturales de la sociedad Americana.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, "The Geography of Hope"



wh.gov: West Wing Week 10/17/14 or, "The Geography of Hope"

This week, the President continued to lead the federal Ebola response, met with members of the international coalition to degrade and destroy ISIL, and designated the San Gabriel Mountains as a national monument.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Free Online Test Targets English Learners


VOA Learning English: Free Online Test Targets English Learners

A private company has just launched what it calls “the world’s first free standardized English test.” Anyone with an Internet connection can take the test for free. The test can be found at efset.org.(read more) (listen)

Words in this Story
  • launch – v. to offer or sell (something) for the first time
  • prohibitive – adj. so high that people are prevented from using or buying something
  • pilot – v. done as a test to see if a larger program, study, should be done
  • intriguing – adj. extremely interesting
  • game changer – n. an event, idea, or procedure that effects a significant shift in the current manner of doing or thinking about something.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - How to Apply/Renew DACA



uscis: Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - How to Apply/Renew DACA

On June 15, 2012, the Secretary of Homeland Security announced that certain people who came to the United States as children and meet several guidelines may request consideration of deferred action for a period of two years, subject to renewal. They are also eligible for work authorization. Deferred action is a use of prosecutorial discretion to defer removal action against an individual for a certain period of time. Deferred action does not provide lawful status. Visit uscis.gov/childhoodarrivals for more information.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Italian-American Heritage Month

Christopher Columbus
Fiorello H. La Guardia

uscitizenpod: NEW Quiz in Honor of Italian-American Heritage Month (corrected 10/16/14)

10 questions in honor of Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Italian-American Heritage Month

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

U.S. Citizenship 5: American Indian Tribes

USCIS 100:59. Who lived in America before the Europeans arrived?
USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States.



LearningChocolate: U.S. Citizenship 5: American Indian Tribes.

Practice for USCIS questions 100:59 and 100:87 with vocabulary activities from @LearningChocolate and USCitizenPod
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