Monday, May 27, 2019

Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day

      Memorial Day Resources from uscitizenpod
      • Memorial Day: Vietnam Time Line (video)
        Ngo Huu Phuc reads "The Vietnam Time Line" essay in honor of Memorial Day. Mr Ngo was a mechanic in the South Vietnam Air Force and studied for US Citizenship at Milpitas Adult School. He became a US Citizen in 2009.  You can find a copy of "The Vietnam Time Line" in HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS IN THE USA by Mary Glasgow, Scholastic Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-900702-59-2.
      • The Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC (photos)
        The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, The Three Soldiers, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial, april 2013.  I took this picture in 2010 near the Vietnam Heritage Garden, San Jose.  May the American and Vietnamese peoples always stand together!
      • uscitizenpod (gagliajn): Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial
        These photos were taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial, Guadalupe Park, by Paula Harbor and were uploaded to Facebook. I asked Paula if I could share them. Her comments:

        I hate war. I hate violence. I hate greed. I look at this name etched into granite and wonder ... what if?

        Over the course of the couple hours I was at this memorial today people came and went. Parents, siblings, friends, vets, Vietnamese with bouquets of thanks. Everyone had a story. "Do you have someone on the wall?" The answer was always yes and the story told. A man came and put his hand on my shoulder. After several moments we spoke. He helped with find raising the memorial and talked about his buddies who are on the wall. I shared about Gus.

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      Friday, May 17, 2019

      Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview

      uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview

      Kullwinder Singh PASSED his interview, but there were some tense moments: the USCIS officer said there was another person with the same name and case details who had been deported!  Mr Singh kept his cool and answered all of the officer's questions about deportation.  Most interviews go smoothly, but you still need to prepare how to answer awkward questions.  Good job, Mr Singh!

      Thursday, May 16, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 33, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School

      Kulwinder Singh just passed his interview. He is so happy! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He is a soon-to-be . – at Milpitas Adult Education

      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • Hao Thi Vu: A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 pdf

      Tuesday, May 14, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 32, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School

      uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh’s Fifth Practice Citizenship Interview

      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf

      Monday, May 13, 2019

      Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the MIlpitas Adult Education Open House


      uscitizenpod: Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the Milpitas Adult Education Open House

      On Thursday, May 9, MIlpitas Adult Education has an Open House dueling which we invited our students, families, and friends to meet with representatives and city officials from more than 20 community organizations. The MAE Citizenship students invited visitors to participate in Mock Citizenship Interview to learn more about the naturalization process. In this video, one of the visitors interviews Kulwinder. We apologize for the poor sound quality—many people were coming in and out of the classroom.

      Sunday, May 12, 2019

      Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL

      uscitizenpod: Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL

      Chris and I are ESL teachers. We met at our annual regional conference, NorCal CATESOL, at the Santa Rosa Community College in Petaluma. Chris’ wife (who is a new mother—Happy Mother’s Day!) will have her Citizenship Interview on Monday morning, so we did an impromptu interview for her. At the end of the interview, we talked about asking questions about vocabulary that the interviewee doesn’t understand.