11Alive: 47 people become U.S. citizens after Naturalization ceremony
Sunday, February 23, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
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: http://goo.gl/3tQWXw
ppt: https://goo.gl/pctBRb (corrected!)
vocab pdf: https://goo.gl/kaekRV
Find more N-400 scripts at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/p/n-400-practice_27.html
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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.
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:
- Shortness of breath
- Runny nose
- 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.
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
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
uscitizenpod: Presidents' Day Quiz (2018)
Over 40 USCIS Civics and History Questions about our Presidents
- US Citizenship Podcast (2017: https://goo.gl/iOOXzh)
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part A: Washington and Lincoln http://goo.gl/FueRho
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part B: Executive Branch and Federalist Periodhttp://goo.gl/cHx4im
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part C: The 1800s http://goo.gl/ZXsKe1
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part D: Recent History http://goo.gl/IfO7At
- Presidents’ Day Quiz 2012 http://goo.gl/XIKHVg
- Angelica Mendoza (Veracruz, Mexico) (Presidents' Day 2013)
- The Presidential Valentine's Day Quiz
- pdf (2014): http://goo.gl/nj60ar
- forms (2016): https://goo.gl/forms/Hjung72cP0
- video (2016): https://youtu.be/CbNV_eRFQ9M
- Anh Thi Vu (Vietnam) (Presidents' Day Quiz 2015 and 2016)
- Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Hushang Ansary (Iran) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Esam Omeish (Tripoli, Libya) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Nimco Ahmed (Mogadishu, Somalia) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Louay Safi (Damascus, Syria) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Safa Aldabyani (Sana'a, Yemen) (Presidents' Day 2017)
- Other Resources
- American English at State: President's Day
- Learning Chocolate: U.S. Citizenship 29: Presidents Day
- Sean Banville: Lessons on American Presidents
- si.edu: Preparing for the Oath: the Presidents
- VOA Learning English: The Making of a Nation
- VOA Learning English: a History of Presidents Day (2018) (read)
- VOA Learning English: America's Presidents articles, videos, and mp3s at https://learningenglish.voanews.com/z/5091
Check back for updates!
Sunday, February 16, 2020
WPLG Local 10: South Florida teens take oath to become US citizens in Oakland Park
A group of South Florida teenagers became U.S. citizens on Wednesday at a ceremony in Oakland Park.
Saturday, February 15, 2020
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, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38677785