Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom

A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom
podcast: https://goo.gl/BX6hej
quiz pdf https://goo.gl/HcJVQT

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Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth

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US Hopes for 'Shared Partnership' With Central America to Halt Illegal Immigration

VOANews: US Hopes for 'Shared Partnership' With Central America to Halt Illegal Immigration

The United States is pushing El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — together known as the Northern Triangle states — to do more to halt illegal migration, drug trafficking and corruption, in a shared partnership with Washington. VOA State Department Correspondent Nike Ching reports from Miami.
Originally published at https://www.voanews.com/a/us-hopes-for-shared-partnership-with-central-america-to-halt-illegal-immigration/3904383.html

Monday, June 19, 2017

Citizenship Resources for Juneteenth

uscitzenpod: USCIS 100:76 Emancipation Proclamation and Juneteenth

Today we continue our exploration of the USCIS History and Government questions and African American History. Today we will talk about USCIS 100:76. What did the Emancipation Proclamation do?

We will first read about Q76 from the USCIS M638 quick civics lesson. Then we will listen to an interview with Robin Braxton who helps organizes our local Juneteenth festival. Robin will talk about Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day. Juneteenth celebrates the day when slaves in Texas heard about the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth is also a holiday that celebrates African American history and culture. Let's get started!

VOANews: Annual Juneteenth Festival Celebrated Around the World

The news that US President Abraham Lincoln had emancipated slaves in the rebellious southern states in September, 1862, did not reach slaves in Texas until June 19, 1865, a few months after the end of the US Civil war. With the arrival of federal troops that day, and the end of slavery, the newly freed African Americans held a big celebration, which they called Juneteenth. As VOA's Greg Flakus reports from Houston, Juneteenth has been celebrated annually ever since... and not just in Texas.

NEW FOR 2017!!!

A Juneteenth Citizenship Quiz: 19 Civics Questions that Celebrate Freedom
podcast: https://goo.gl/BX6hej
quiz pdf https://goo.gl/HcJVQT

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

Mount Rushmore Naturalization Ceremony

goDakota: Mount Rushmore Naturalization Ceremony

Naturalization Ceremony at Mount Rushmore National Memorial June 16, 2016 sponsored by Mount Rushmore Society and the National Park Service. It was a windy day and it affected the audio recording.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

US Rep Ro Khanna CA-17 June Town Hall in Milpitas, CA

Teacher Jennifer says: I was thrilled to attend my first congressional hall meeting with our US Representative Ro Khanna. I not only impressed by compassion and erudition of Congressman Khanna, I was so proud of our community who spoke and listened to each other with RESPECT. Here is my tweets from the meeting.  If you have the opportunity, please attend a Congressional Town Hall.  AWESOME!

@RepRoKhanna greets his #CA17 constituents at a June town hall, MilpitasHigh
11:05 Got here super early for the Town Hall with US at

11:23  co-sponsored HR1303 to prevent the exploitation of foreign workers & recognizes the contributions make to the US
11:30 : HR1303 would overhaul the and prgrms to protect US & crack down on of US jobs abroad.
12:17  mayor Richard Tran at town hall
12:18 opens town hall opens with call of solidarity re:

12:21  first question is about Rent Control and protection

12:23  town hall 2nd question about including carbon-offsets in his tax proposal. RK supports efforts concerning

12:27  3rdq abt cuts to . RK says we must invest in people for a just

12:30  4thq abt cuts to research. We need 2 billion dollars to look for a cure to a disease

12:33  5th q abt cuts to the Community Policing Grants. We must fully fund

1238  6th q "Who do you consider to be rich?" RK's response: the people who are struggling to make end's meet need the tax breaks
12:39 We need to talk together; not. AT each other!
12:44 7th Q: THE STENCH from the landfill. SJ Milpitas Fremont Berryessa need to come to a common understanding about Newby Island.
12:51 8th q illnesses caused envrnmnt not covered by insurance Concern about baIt-and-switch WE MUST TALK BACK TO CONGRESS
12:53 9th Q about "adopting" GOP districts. Would RK come and speak to District 21? RK will talk about that off line.
12:56 11th Q High School Student asks about funding and We. Must fully fund which made the US great!

12:58  13th Q abt working with foreign leaders abt . needs to be the model of and

1:01  no single state is more important than the . We must not 's vision
1:03 15th Q RK supports CA SB 562 will unite the country.
1:06  16th Q about back room deals--how to get more info about ? has impowered us to be informed and act!
1:11 17th Q about . Company must pay good median wages and must have more than 50% non-H1B workers.
1:18  18thQ abt rise of Can't be just a legislation fix. We all must step up to counter HATE. We have to show up & ENGAGE
1:22  19th Q Cuts to and We need to make our case from the local level up. Invest in families
1:25  20th Q Concerns about chaos of Trump administration. No one is above the We are a nation of laws, not individuals!
1:27 support Mueller Investigation. We believe in American institutions and will follow the process.

1:30  21st Q CA supports initiative that gives pledges electoral votes to the popular vote winner
1:31 we can't live with 51% support--we need to find a common ground and common vision.
133  22nd Q Do capital gains support job loss? RK says new jobs must serve people.
1:36  23rd Q Stealth Trumpcare Bill OMG!!!! CA caucus must cut through the smoke screen to focus on Trumpcare.
1:38  24th Q about guns. Gun Shops need to be brought into the cnvrsatn about who should have access to guns. We must strengthen laws
1:40  25th Q about protecting wildlife from illegal hunting and abuse. are sentient beings that must be protected
1:45  The of district 17 WE ARE THE FUTURE OF

@RepRoKhanna with his #CA17 constituents 

Adoption by US Parents did not Make Vietnamese-American a Citizen

VOANews: Adoption by US Parents did not Make Vietnamese-American a Citizen

Kristopher Larsen learned he was not a U.S. citizen when he was in a Washington state prison serving time for kidnapping – and he was confronted with the possibility of deportation. He was in his early forties and had never thought of himself as anything but a U.S. citizen. Larsen is one of thousands of foreign nationals adopted by American parents who do not have U.S. citizenship status because their parents did not follow through on naturalization. VOA's Aline Barros reports.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/3898075.html