Saturday, February 22, 2020

Thi Nhung Phan's Pracice U.S. Citizenship Interview

uscitizenpod: Thi Nhung Phan's Pracice U.S. Citizenship Interview

Thi Nhung Phan is getting ready for her interview in a couple of weeks, so we used an easier N-400 script plus some random USCIS Civics and History questions and a dictated sentence.

This interview was based on the following N-400 script:

A "Casual" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (40qs, 2pgs) (updated 06/12/2016) pdf:
ppt: (corrected!)
vocab pdf:

Find more N-400 scripts at

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

USCIS Response to the 2019 Coronavirus News Alerts

uscitizenpod: USCIS Response to the 2019 Coronavirus

USCIS Response to the 2019 Coronavirus New Alert 02/05/2020

USCIS is actively monitoring the effects of the public health emergency related to the 2019 coronavirus outbreak on agency operations.

Office Closures in China

According to U.S. Department of State guidance, USCIS is temporarily closing its field offices in Beijing and Guangzhou. We will reschedule all affected appointments and will send new appointment notices to applicants.
Check our Beijing and Guangzhou webpages for updates on the status of these offices.

Rescheduling Appointments in the United States Due to Illness

If you are in the United States and are sick or start to feel symptoms of being sick, please follow the instructions on your appointment notice to reschedule your appointment. There is no penalty if you reschedule your appointment.
General symptoms of illness can include:
  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Runny nose
  • Headache
  • Sore threat
  • A general feeling of being unwell
For the safety of our employees and those we serve, if you or someone with you appears ill during your appointment, the officer may reschedule your appointment.

Special Situations

When requested, USCIS may provide special support for individuals who may be affected by natural or extreme circumstances. When applying for an extension or change of status due to a special situation that prevented your planned and timely departure, we may take into consideration how the special situation prevented your departure. Check our Special Situations webpage for more information.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Patrice Lumumba’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

uscitizenpod: Patrice Lumumba’s Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

Patrice Lumumba from Senegal teaches at Woodland Adult School. She participated in our mock Citizenship Interviews at the 2020 EL Civics Conference in Sacramento. Later I will correct the video's subtitles and post her extended interview as a podcast.

Monday, February 17, 2020

US Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day

uscitizenpod: Presidents' Day Quiz (2018)
Over 40 USCIS Civics and History Questions about our Presidents

Check back for updates!

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Happy Birthday, Susan B. Anthony!

uscitizenpod: Susan B. Anthony Day!

Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. She was a school teacher who became a social reformer. She worked against slavery and fought for women's rights. The 19th Amendment, which guarantees a woman's right to vote, was named in honor of Susan B. Anthony.

USCIS 100:77 What did Susan B. Anthony do?

  • fought for women's rights
  • fought for human rights

Coin image source:
By US Mint (coin); Heritage Auctions (image) - Heritage Auctions Lot 1449, 29 April 2010, Public Domain,