Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Thursday, March 26, 2015

VOA interviews Congresswoman Alma Adams!

Host Carol Castiel and VOA Congressional Correspondent, Cindy Saine, talk with first - term Congresswoman Alma Adams, a Democrat, from the state of North Carolina, about her legislative priorities (education and jobs), thoughts about the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, her reaction to the Justice Department’s investigation into the Ferguson, MO police department and the state of race relations in America.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

NEW Intermediate Citizenship Interview--Khone (Vientiane, Laos)

uscitizenpod: Intermediate Citizenship Interview https://youtu.be/n7WUmIE61a4

Teacher Jennifer interviews Khone (Vientiane, Laos)
Intermediate Citizenship Interview pdf at http://goo gl RGm3Ve.
More Citizenship interview available at uscitizenpod's N-400 practice page http://goo.gl/2aOS5m.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

150-Year-Old US Capitol Dome Being Restored

VOANews: 150-Year-Old US Capitol Dome Being Restored

The U.S. Capitol Dome in Washington, DC, is recognized world-wide as one of the most enduring symbols of the U.S. government and American democracy. Since last November, the dome has been wrapped in metal scaffolding and fabric as part of a long-overdue renovation project. VOA’s Jeff Custer reports.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/us-capitol-dome-being-restored/2675849.html

Monday, March 9, 2015

Selma 50th Anniversary

wh.gov: President Obama and the First Family Visit Selma

The First Family traveled to Selma, Alabama to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the marches from Selma to Montgomery, and to celebrate the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Also watch:

VOAVideo: Highlights From President Obama's Speech in Selma

Here are highlights from President Obama’s March 7 speech in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday” - a peaceful voting rights march that ended with police beating and tear-gassing marchers. Watch the full speech http://youtu.be/gvAIvauhQGQ

VOAVideo: US Reflects on Civil Rights

U.S. President Barack Obama and former president George W. Bush participated Saturday in the 50th anniversary observance of the beating of peaceful civil rights demonstrators by police in Selma, Alabama. The incident came to be known as "Bloody Sunday." The anniversary served as an opportunity to reflect on a half-century of civil rights progress. As VOA's Marcus Harton reports, it was also an occasion to take stock of inequality that continues to exist.

Sunday, March 8, 2015

American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote

Happy International Women's Day!

American Women who Fought for the Right to Vote http://goo.gl/wIwY62

Also check out:
  • Women and USCIS 100 Questions: Civics pdf
  • Four American Women in Honor of Women's History Month pdf
  • Happy International Women's Day (Beginning ESL) pdf

Friday, March 6, 2015

wh.gov: President Obama Meets With DREAMers

DREAMers share with President Obama their stories about the programs Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).

Thursday, March 5, 2015

50 Years Later African Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead

VOAVideo: 50 Years Later African Americans See New Voting Rights Battles Ahead

Thousands of people will gather to mark the 50th anniversary of a historic civil rights march on March 7th in the small southern U.S. city of Selma, Alabama. In 1965, dozens of people were seriously injured during the event known as “Bloody Sunday,” after police attacked African-American demonstrators demanding voting rights. VOA’s Chris Simkins introduces us to some civil rights pioneers who are still fighting for voting rights in Alabama more than 50 years later.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Three New Podcasts about the USCIS 100 Questions from uscitizenpod

US Citizenship Podcast: 100 Questions plus Remix 2015 mp3 http://goo.gl/UJ3sPX
USCIS 100:01-100 questions with all the answers plus Remix 2015 (questions and the most popular answers)

US Citizenship Podcast: 2015 USCIS 100 Questions mp3 http://goo.gl/hOq5Pv
2015 USCIS 100:01-100 questions with all the answers

US Citizenship Podcast: 2015 USCIS 100 Questions Remix 
mp3 http://goo.gl/Dn8htD
First you will hear first set of ten questions only (1, 11, 21 ...91); next, you will hear the set of questions with the most popular answer. Then you will hear the next set of ten questions.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Will Citizenship Test Make Better Citizens?

VOA Learning English: Will Citizenship Test Make Better Citizens?

A new Arizona state law requires high school students to pass the same exam new citizens take. Virginia debated but did not pass a similar bill. Supporters want Americans to become more involved in civic life. But some question whether civic education and tests will have that effect. read moredownload mp3 

Monday, March 2, 2015

Happy Women's History Month!

Happy Women's History Month! During the month of March, US Citizenship Podcast will explore the connection between the USCIS History and Government questions and the history of American Women. Let's get started!
  • Women and USCIS 100 Questions: Civics pdf
  • Four American Women in Honor of Women's History Month pdf
  • Happy International Women's Day (Beginning ESL) pdf
  • USCIS 98:90 Eleanor Roosevelt and the United Nations mp3
  • USCIS 100:09 Women's Rights ARE Human Rights! mp3
  • USCIS 100:77 National Women's History Month and Susan B. Anthony mp3
  • USCIS 100:21 US Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm and Minimum Wage mp3
  • USCIS 100:22 US Congresswoman Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink and Title IX mp3
  • USCIS 100:23 US Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin and Finding Your US Rep with ZIP+4 mp3
  • USCIS 100:36 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Passports mp3

Sunday, March 1, 2015

U.S. Citizenship 26: Vocabulary Part 02

uscitizenpod: U.S. Citizenship 26: Vocabulary Part 02 http://goo.gl/ccPGCy

There are three parts of the USCIS Citizenship interview:

1) English Speaking/Listening: the applicant must orally answer question based on the N-400r Application for Naturalization.

2) Civics Test: the applicant must answer 6 out 10 questions correctly based on the USCIS 100 Civics/History questions.

3) Reading/Writing test: the USCIS officer will give the applicant 1 sentence to read, then will dictate an answer. The applicant must read and write 1 out 3 sentences correctly.

There is no official USCIS list of the reading/writing sentences BUT there is a official vocabulary list.

For more information about the Reading and Writing Vocabulary list for the U.S. Citizenship Test, go to http://goo.gl/9EMKTe

For more information about naturalization, go to the USCIS Citizenship Resource Center http://www.uscis.gov/citizenship

Study a little bit every day--I know you will be a great American citizen!