Monday, August 21, 2017

NEW VIDEO: US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II (w/photos and CC)




Jennifer Gagliardi interviews author Jeane Slone about She Built Ships During WWII, a historical novel about the courageous women welders who built ships while their husbands fought in World War II. The women overcome racism and sexism as they do work of national importance under civilian direction in the Richmond Shipyards.

Along with US Citizenship Bootcamp, She Built Ships During WWII is also available from ESLPublishing.com in an ESL edition with a workbook.

Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp:


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Sunday, August 20, 2017

U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony - The Pivotal Moment



arc707.org: U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony - The Pivotal Moment

U.S. Citizenship Oath Ceremony = The Transition From Legal Permanent Residents to New Americans.


"I hereby declare, on oath, 
that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; 
that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; 
that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; 
that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; 
that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; 
and that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; 
so help me God."

Note: In certain circumstances there can be a modification or waiver of the Oath of Allegiance. Read Chapter 5 of A Guide to Naturalization for more information.
The principles embodied in the Oath are codified in Section 337(a) in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA), which provides that all applicants shall take an oath that incorporates the substance of the following:
  1. Support the Constitution;
  2. Renounce and abjure absolutely and entirely all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which the applicant was before a subject or citizen;
  3. Support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic;
  4. Bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and
  5. A. Bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; or
    B. Perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; or
    C. Perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law.
The language of the current Oath is found in the Code of Federal Regulations Section 337.1 and is closely based upon the statutory elements in Section 337(a) of the INA.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown



VOA News: Rural America Braces for Labor Shortages After Immigration Crackdown

A rural county in Pennsylvania is facing the consequences of the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigrants, as businesses in the agricultural-based economy experience labor shortages. Some orchard owners and local pro-immigrant activists are lobbying state and federal lawmakers to raise awareness of the contributions by immigrants. Bill Rodgers has this report on what is happening in Adams County, Pennsylvania.
Originally published at https://www.voanews.com/a/rural-america-labor-shortages-immigration-crackdown/3989781.html

Friday, August 18, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview


US Citizenship Bootcamp 5 of 5: The Interview 
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com

Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate a Naturalization Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp and make final comments about both of their books.

US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work



US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jennifer and Jeane demonstrate two mini-dialogues from US Citizenship Bootcamp about Financial Support and Work of National Importance Under Civilian Direction by using examples from She Built Ships During WWII.

US Citizenship Bootcamp and She Built Ships During WWII are available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II



US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jennifer Gagliardi interviews author Jeane Slone about She Built Ships During WWII, a historical novel about the courageous women welders who built ships while their husbands fought in World War II. The women overcome racism and sexism as they do work of national importance under civilian direction in the Richmond Shipyards.

Along with US Citizenship Bootcamp, She Built Ships During WWII is also available from ESLPublishing.com in an ESL edition with a workbook.

Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp:


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Keep up with the latest citizenship news and resources at www.uscitizenpod.com.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the vocabulary exercises in the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017) available from ESLPublishing.com

Download a free pdf the Interview 8 Vocabulary Exercises from US Citizenship Bootcamp.

The NEW PAPERBACK EDITION of US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from ESLPublishing.com.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction


US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction
with Jennifer Gagliardi, uscitizenpod.com and Jeane Slone, ESLpublishing.com



Jeane Slone interviews author Jennifer Gagliardi about the new paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp: Exercises and Quizzes to Pass the Naturalization Interview (Updated August 2017).

Prepare for the US Citizenship interview by completing a series of 10 interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (rev 03/26/16). The first interview includes 10 simple questions; the subsequent interviews gradually introduce new vocabulary and grammar patterns. Includes vocabulary and civics quizzes, 2 glossaries, Citizenship resources, a new chapter about the Oath of Allegiance and more!

The NEW PAPERBACK EDITION of US Citizenship Bootcamp is available from ESLPublishing.com.

Listen to all the episodes about the NEW paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp:
  • Mon 8/14/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 1 of 5: Introduction
  • Tue 8/15/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 2 of 5: Vocabulary
  • Wed 8/16/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 3 of 5: She Built Ships in World War II
  • Thu 8/17/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 4 of 5: Mini-Dialogues about Work
  • Fri 8/18/2017 US Citizenship Bootcamp Episode 5 of 5: The Interview
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Keep up with the latest citizenship news and resources at www.uscitizenpod.com.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Special US Naturalization - Arlington VA (with Deaf Performance of the Star Spangled Banner)



arlington county: Special US Naturalization - Arlington VA (with Deaf Performance of the Star Spangled Banner by Mayari Loza)

This special US Naturalization Ceremony was recorded at the Arlington Public Library on March 30 2017. Speakers included Jay Fisette, Chairman of the Arlington County Board and Katie Cristol, Vice Chair. Mayari Loza sang the National Anthem. The ceremony was hosted by US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

Deaf Performance of the Star Spangled Banner by Mayari Loza minute 8:56 to 10:31

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Court Case: Is It Lawful to Repatriate Someone Who May be Tortured?



VOANews: Court Case: Is It Lawful to Repatriate Someone Who May be Tortured?

A court case in Detroit, Michigan, involving 114 Iraqis, asks whether it is lawful to send foreign nationals back to their countries of origin if there is a high likelihood they will be tortured or killed. As VOA immigration reporter Aline Barros reports, the case could have far-reaching consequences for thousands of other foreign nationals from a variety of countries.
Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/is-it-lawful-to-repatriate-someone-who-may-be-tortured/3980857.html

For more info, read the VOANews article: Detroit Iraqi Christians Fearful After Deportation Raids

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #4 with Erika Marrufo



uscitizenpod: Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #4 with Erika Marrufo

Today we are going to listen to Erika Marrufo (Mexico) new versionsof the Easy Interview--15 questions based on the N-400 plus some civics questions. These interviews are part of the Round-Robin series of interviews and listening quizzes that will be release Labor Day 2017.

Watch our previous Summer School Interviews:

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Naturalization Oath Ceremony in Seattle




King 5: Annual 4th of July naturalization ceremony
At the naturalization ceremony in Seattle, more than 500 people celebrated the Fourth of July as new American citizens.