Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Presidents’ Week 2017: Citizenship Interview Quiz for Esam Omeish (Tripoli, Libya)

Citizenship Interview Quiz for Presidents’ Week 2017: Esam Omeish (Tripoli, Libya) https://goo.gl/sgfWJr

During Presidents' Week, US Citizenship Podcast will post a NEW Citizenship multiple-choice quiz PDFs based on the N-400 Application for Naturalization plus 10 civics questions.
You can find more Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day including our NEWEST PODCAST: Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017) 


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq)

Citizenship Interview Quiz for Presidents’ Week 2017: Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq) 
pdf: https://goo.gl/FhNwQN
During Presidents' Week, check out uscitizenpod.com every day for NEW Citizenship multiple-choice quiz PDFs based on the N-400 Application for Naturalization plus 10 civics questions.

You can find more Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day at https://goo.gl/lRbi4Z including our NEWEST PODCAST: Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)  mp3: https://goo.gl/aZtRK8

Monday, February 20, 2017

Presidents’ Week 2017: Citizenship Interview Quiz for Hushang Ansary (Iran)

Citizenship Interview Quiz for Presidents’ Week 2017: Hushang Ansary (Afvaz, Iran)
pdf: https://goo.gl/jR2y9y

During Presidents' Week, check out check uscitizenpod.com every day for NEW Citizenship multiple-choice quiz PDFs based on the N-400 Application for Naturalization plus 10 civics questions.


You can find more Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day at https://goo.gl/lRbi4Z including our NEWEST PODCAST: Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)


Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day



VOA Learning English: America's Presidents - Geroge Washington
Originally published at http://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/3728961.html


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

NEW PODCAST: Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)

NEW PODCAST: Carol Lin (Taipei, Taiwan) (Presidents' Day 2017)
mp3: https://goo.gl/aZtRK8 

Carol's interview is based on
A “Typical” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (4 pages)

pdf http://goo.gl/9Z97UK
ppt https://goo.gl/2hwOsc
vocab pdf: https://goo.gl/AMNMqy

You can find more scripts, vocabulary, and pptx at the US Citizenship Podcast N-400 Pdfs Page http://goo.gl/2aOS5m

Also check www.uscitizenpod.com every day during Presidents' Week for NEW Citizenship multiple choice quizzes based on the N-400 application for Naturalization plus 10 civics questions.

Reborn in the USA: Inside a Citizenship Ceremony

CNN: Reborn in the USA

CNN: Reborn in the USA--Inside a Citizenship Ceremony
By Eric Levenson, CNN, Photographs by Mark Kauzlarich for CNN
Fri February 17, 2017

Eighty-nine people arrived at a nondescript office building in northern New Jersey, took the elevator up 15 floors and settled into a drab room lit by fluorescent lights. They'd navigated through years of patience-testing paperwork to get to this point. In 45 short minutes, they'd proudly step into the future as American citizens. (read more)

Friday, February 17, 2017

US Immigrants Terrified of Possible Mass Deportations



VOANews: US Immigrants Terrified of Possible Mass Deportations

One of President Donald Trump’s signature campaign promises was to crack down on illegal immigration. So late last week when U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) rounded up 680 people in five major cities, the immigrant community went on alert, even though ICE said the operation was routine like many conducted in the past targeting undocumented criminals. More from VOA’s Bill Rodgers.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/immigrants-terrified-of-possible-mass-deportations/3725858.html

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 14

N-400

Civics

U.S. History Since 1900
The U.S. History Since 1900 lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 11, 78, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, and 86.
Get Ready for Presidents' Day!

'A Day Without Immigrants' Promises A National Strike




VOANews: Imagine a Day Without Immigrants in a Country Full of Immigrants
Immigrants in the United States have had a bad rap through a divisive presidential election. Now, with a new administration in the White House, there seems to be real consequences, ranging from travel bans to deportations. But immigrants are fighting back, and on Thursday in Washington, some businesses gladly suffered the loss of a day without their workforce. Arash Arabasadi explains.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/3728552.html

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Several restaurants will close Thursday so that immigration activists can emphasize how important foreign-born people are to the U.S. economy. CBS 2's Charlie De Mar reports.

In cities around America, thousands of construction companies, restaurants and other businesses are bracing for "A Day Without Immigrants," a combination boycott/strike that highlights the contributions of immigrants to U.S. business and culture.

NEW PODCAST: New Citizenship and Civil Rights Resources






NEW PODCAST: New Citizenship and Civil Rights Resources
mp3: https://goo.gl/SiDRdf
  1. Citizenship Resources for African-American History Month and in African Languages
  2. Citizenship Resources for Presidents' Day
  3. ACLU: What to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents
  4. ACLU: What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door
  5. ACLU: What To Do When Faced With Anti-Muslim Discrimination
  6. ACLU: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS - IMMIGRATION
  7. CA CDSS "I Speak" Cards
  8. LEP.gov: Know Your Rights

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Milpitas Adult School's Citizenship Class 2017 Number 13

N-400



Civics
  • Text Book: Citizenship Passing the Test by Lynne Weintraub
    • pg 67-80: Test Hint 4, Civil War, handouts, dictation

Beginning Level Abraham Lincoln Lesson Plan
Abraham Lincoln lesson plan and handouts for literacy students and low beginners covering civics test items 60, 72, 74, 75, and 100.









Intermediate Level U.S. History in the 1800s
The U.S. History in the 1800s lesson plan and handouts for low intermediate and intermediate learners covering civics test items 60, 71, 72, 73, 74, 75, and 76.








Integration:

A Presidential Valentine's Day Citizenship Quiz

Anh Thi Vu (Vietnam) (Presidents' Day Quiz 2015) http://goo.gl/kzVks7

Happy Birthday, Fredrick Douglass!



February 14rh is Fredrick Douglass' Birthday!  Today we will listen to an old podcast from uscitizenpod: USCIS 100:99 July 4th, Slavery, and Fredrick Douglass

We will first read about Q99 from the USCIS M638 quick civics lesson. Then we will discuss the Declaration of Independence, the Compromise of 1850, and abolitionist Fredrick Douglass. Then we will listen to a short reading from Fredrick Douglass speech: “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.” Note that Negro was a common term for Black or African-Americans, but it is not often used today. Let's get started.

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exerpt from The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro by Fredrick Douglass

What, to the American slave, is your 4th of July?

I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelly to which he is the constant victim.

To him, your celebration is a sham;
your boasted liberty, an unholy license;
your national greatness, swelling vanity;
your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless;
your denunciations of tyrants, brass fronted impudence;
your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;
your prayers and hymns, your sermons and thanksgivings,
with all your religious parade, and solemnity, are, to him, mere bombast,
fraud, deception, impiety, and hypocrisy—a thin veil to cover up crimes which would disgrace a nation of savages...





TimelessReader1: Meaning of July 4th for the Negro - Frederick Douglass Speech - Hear the Text

Listen to and read text from The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro, written by abolitionist and former slave: Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass presented this speech on July 5, 1852 in Rochester, NY. This speech concludes with a poem, a peace prayer, written by William Lloyd Garrison

For more info:

See zinnedproject.org: Frederick Douglass Fights for Freedom

Watch actor Danny Glover read abolitionist Frederick Douglass's "Fourth of July Speech, 1852" on October 5, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Part of a reading from Voices of a People's History of the United States (Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove.)

A Presidential Valentine's Day Citizenship Quiz



uscitizenpod: A Presidential Valentine's Day Citizenship Quiz

Ten questions about the Presidents and their First Ladies

Monday, February 13, 2017

What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door



ACLU: Demián Bichir: What To Do If Immigration Agents Are At Your Door

ACLU: What To Do If Immigration Agents (ICE) Are At Your Door (English)

ACLU: Conozca Sus Derechos Durante Una Redada de Casa (Spanish) (see below)

If officers are at your door, keep the door closed and ask if they are Immigration agents, or from ICE.

Ask the agents what they are there for.

Opening the door does not give the agents permission to come inside, but it is safer to speak to ICE through the door. 

If the agents don’t speak your language, ask for an interpreter. 

If the agents want to enter, ask them if they have a warrant signed by a judge. If ICE agents do not have a warrant signed by  a Judge, you may refuse to open the door or let them in. An administrative warrant of removal from immigration authorities is not enough.

If they say they have a warrant, ask them to slip the warrant under the door.

Look at the top and at the signature line to see if it was issued by a court and signed by a judge. Only a court/judge warrant is enough for entry into your premises. One issued by DHS or ICE and signed by a DHS or ICE employee is not.

If agents force their way in anyway, do not attempt to resist. If you wish to exercise your rights, state: “I do not consent to your entry or to your search of these premises. I am exercising my right to remain silent. I wish to speak with a lawyer as soon as possible.” 

Everyone in the residence may also exercise the right to remain silent.

Do not lie or show false documents. Do not sign any papers without speaking to a lawyer. If you need more information, contact your local ACLU affiliate at aclu.org/affiliates


Conozca Sus Derechos Durante Una Redada de Casa

Si agentes  están en la puerta, manténgala cerrada y les pregunte si son agentes de ICE.

Pregunte a los agentes por qué están ahí.

Si los agentes de ICE no tienen una orden firmada por un juez, usted puede negarse abrir la puerta o entrar a su casa.

Si los agentes quieren entrar, pregunte si tienen una orden firmada por un juez. Una orden administrativa de expulsión de las autoridades de inmigración no es suficiente.

Si ellos dicen que tienen una orden, pídales que pasen la orden debajo de la puerta.

Busque en la parte superior  en la línea de la firma para ver si fue emitida por un tribunal y firmada por un juez o emitida por DHS o ICE y firmado por un empleado de DHS o ICE. Sólo una orden judicial/juez es valida para la entrada en su casa.


No abra la puerta a menos que ICE muestra una orden de cateo/registro o de arresto judicial que tenga su nombre o el nombre de alguien que viva en su casa, y/o las áreas que deben ser registradas en su dirección.

En todos los demás casos, mantenga la puerta cerrada. Diga: "No consiento a su entrada."

Si los agentes como quiera abren paso a la fuerza, no trate de resistirse. Si desea ejercer sus derechos, diga:

"No consiento a su entrada o su registro de este lugar. Estoy ejerciendo mi derecho a guardar silencio. Deseo hablar con un abogado tan pronto como sea posible”.


Todas las personas que se encuentren en su residencia pueden tambien ejercer su derecho a guardar silencio.


What to do if you are an immigrant stopped by law enforcement agents

No matter your immigration status, you have rights when you interact with immigration agents or the police. Print and share these cards in your communities.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Times Square Heart Sculpture Celebrates NYC Immigrants



VOANews: Times Square Heart Sculpture Celebrates NYC Immigrants

Every Valentine’s Day, U.S. businesses reap great profits on all things red, pink, and heart-shaped. But for tourists roaming Times Square in New York City, there’s a big red and pink heart which costs them nothing...and it's learning opportunity.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/a/times-square-heart-sculpture-celebrates-new-york-city-immigrants/3718776.html

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Trump Travel Ban

VOA Learning English:

President Trump Immigration Order and the Courts

    2/10/2017
President Trump signed an executive order on immigration his first week in office. It temporarily blocked refugees as well as travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the U.S. Lea... 



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