Monday, May 27, 2019

Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day



      Memorial Day Resources from uscitizenpod
      • Memorial Day: Vietnam Time Line (video)
        Ngo Huu Phuc reads "The Vietnam Time Line" essay in honor of Memorial Day. Mr Ngo was a mechanic in the South Vietnam Air Force and studied for US Citizenship at Milpitas Adult School. He became a US Citizen in 2009.  You can find a copy of "The Vietnam Time Line" in HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS IN THE USA by Mary Glasgow, Scholastic Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-900702-59-2.
      • The Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC (photos)
        The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, The Three Soldiers, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial, april 2013.  I took this picture in 2010 near the Vietnam Heritage Garden, San Jose.  May the American and Vietnamese peoples always stand together!
      • uscitizenpod (gagliajn): Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial
        These photos were taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial, Guadalupe Park, by Paula Harbor and were uploaded to Facebook. I asked Paula if I could share them. Her comments:

        I hate war. I hate violence. I hate greed. I look at this name etched into granite and wonder ... what if?

        Over the course of the couple hours I was at this memorial today people came and went. Parents, siblings, friends, vets, Vietnamese with bouquets of thanks. Everyone had a story. "Do you have someone on the wall?" The answer was always yes and the story told. A man came and put his hand on my shoulder. After several moments we spoke. He helped with find raising the memorial and talked about his buddies who are on the wall. I shared about Gus.


        For more info, see http://goo.gl/uulqUi and http://www.sjwarmemorial.com/

      More Memorial Day Resources
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      Friday, May 17, 2019

      Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview



      uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh Talks About His Citizenship Interview

      Kullwinder Singh PASSED his interview, but there were some tense moments: the USCIS officer said there was another person with the same name and case details who had been deported!  Mr Singh kept his cool and answered all of the officer's questions about deportation.  Most interviews go smoothly, but you still need to prepare how to answer awkward questions.  Good job, Mr Singh!

      Thursday, May 16, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 33, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School


      Kulwinder Singh just passed his interview. He is so happy! Thank you for your thoughts and prayers. He is a soon-to-be . – at Milpitas Adult Education

      N-400 
      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • Hao Thi Vu: A Quick Interview for US Constitution and Citizenship Day 2014 pdf

      Tuesday, May 14, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 32, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



      uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh’s Fifth Practice Citizenship Interview

      N-400 
      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 3 pdf

      Monday, May 13, 2019

      Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the MIlpitas Adult Education Open House

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      uscitizenpod: Bill Interviews Kulwinder at the Milpitas Adult Education Open House

      On Thursday, May 9, MIlpitas Adult Education has an Open House dueling which we invited our students, families, and friends to meet with representatives and city officials from more than 20 community organizations. The MAE Citizenship students invited visitors to participate in Mock Citizenship Interview to learn more about the naturalization process. In this video, one of the visitors interviews Kulwinder. We apologize for the poor sound quality—many people were coming in and out of the classroom.

      Sunday, May 12, 2019

      Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL



      uscitizenpod: Chris’ Practice Citizenship Interview At NorCal CATESOL

      Chris and I are ESL teachers. We met at our annual regional conference, NorCal CATESOL, at the Santa Rosa Community College in Petaluma. Chris’ wife (who is a new mother—Happy Mother’s Day!) will have her Citizenship Interview on Monday morning, so we did an impromptu interview for her. At the end of the interview, we talked about asking questions about vocabulary that the interviewee doesn’t understand.

      Tuesday, May 7, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 31, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



      uscitizenpod: A Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview for the Month of Ramadan


      N-400 
      Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
      Integration (7:45-8:45)
      • A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 2 pdf

      Monday, May 6, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Resources for Ramadan


      A Citizenship Quiz for the Month of Ramadan




      Videos
      • NEW! 2019 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Juana Garcia  (Mexico) video
      • 2018 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Josefina Rios (Mexico) mp3  video
      • 2018 Spring U.S. Citizenship Interview with Pari Akbari, Iran mp3 / video
      • Blessed Eid al-Adha! (video)
      • Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen) video / mp3
      • Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 1 (Teacher Nahil / Palestine) (video)
      • Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 2 (Kasim / Bangladesh) (video)
      • MST Saleha Khatun’s First Practice Citizenship Interview video
      • New US Citizen Minire Karamanaga (Bosnia/Yugoslavia) (2010) video
      • New US Citizen Sardar Habibi (Afghanistan) (English) (video)
      • New US Citizen Sardar Habibi (Afghanistan) (Farsi) (video)
      • Practice! Practice! Practice! (video)
      • Tasleem's First Practice Interview (Pakistan) video
      • Tasleem's Second Practice Interview (Pakistan) video
      • 2015 USCIS 100 Remix Round 1 Twos with Tasleem (Pakistan)  video
      • Tasleem Khaldoon talks about her Citizenship Interview (Pakistan) video

      Interview Podcasts 
      • 2018 Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem) and Josefina Rios (Mexico) mp3  video
      • 2018 Spring U.S. Citizenship Interview with Pari Akbari, Iran mp3 / video
      • 2016 Spring Citizenship Interview with Ali Akbari (Malyasia/Iran) (2016) mp3
      • An "Everyday" Citizenship Interview with Munni Thakkar (Mumbai, India) (2016) mp3
      • A Basic Citizenship Interview with Pari Akibari (Esfahan, Iran) (2007) (mp3)
      • Interview with Samia Amed (Yemen) video / mp3

      Quizzes (pdf)
      • A Citizenship Quiz for the Month of Ramadan pdf  mp3  video
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Esam Omeish (Liberia) pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Hushang Ansary (Iran) pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Louay Safi pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Mohamed Awad Elhassan pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Nimco Ahmed (Libya) pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rend al-Rahim (Iraq) pdf
      • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Safa Aldabyani (Yemen) pdf

        VOA News (There are so many videos and articles--please search for more)

        Arabic
        Farsi
        • CLINIC: 100 Civics Questions in Farsi
        • ACLU: Immigrants' Rights: What To Do If Stopped (IN FARSI) (video)
        • ACLU: What To Do When Faced With Anti-Muslim Discrimination (in Farsi) (video)
        • CA DMV: California Driver Handbook (pdf)
        • John Q. Khosravi Law Firm (JQK Law Firm): Naturalization for Iranians (Farsi/Persian) سیتیزنشیپ وتابعیت امریکا برای ایرانیان (video)
        • MedicinePlus: Health Information in Farsi (فارسی) (web page)
        • SSA: Social Security Resources in Farsi (web page)
        • uscitizenpod: Citizenship Resources for Nowruz 2018 (blog post)
        • VOA Farsi
        Urdu
        For more resources, go to
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        Sunday, May 5, 2019

        A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Cinco de Mayo

        Cinco de Mayo is a celebration held on May 5. The date commemorates the Mexican Army's surprise victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. In the late 1980's, California schools and cities in California started to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as an expression of our state's Mexican-American heitage. However, some people confuse Cinco de Mayo with Mexico's Independence Day.



        Mexico's Independence Day is celebrated on September 16 and is similar to America's Independence Day on July 4th. Cinco de Mayo is closer to our Patriot's Day, which is celebrated in the New England states  during mid-April. Patriot's Day commemorates the Battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the American Revolutionary War. For more that 100 years, the city of Boston has celebrated Patriot's Day by hosting the Boston Marathon, the world's largest marathon.

        But let's get back to Cinco de Mayo. Today I have selected five topics to showcase Mexican-American heritage: The constitution and the Bill of rights. the Legislative Branch, the Executive Branch, The Judicial Branch, and Geography and Holidays. I will read the questions, and Mexican-american students from our ESL3 class will read the answers. 

        Listen to the podcast, then download the pdf from our website, uscitizenpod.com, and take the quiz: 

        Thursday, May 2, 2019

        U.S. Citizenship Class 30, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



        uscitizenpod: Kulwinder Singh’s First Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

        N-400 
        Civics (6:30-7:30 choral reading(7:30-7:45 break)
        Integration (7:45-8:45)

        Wednesday, May 1, 2019

        Candy Tran Talks About Her U.S. Citizenship Interview



        Watch all of Candy Tran's Citizenship Interviews:

        Candy Tran's First Practice Citizenship Video--UPDATED!
        https://youtu.be/IhQwwfgT-hU

        Candy Tran's Second Practice Citizenship Interview
        https://youtu.be/40yYQoTXMC4

        Candy Tran’s Third Practice Citizenship Interview
        https://youtu.be/ZZH4N4JM-E0

        Candy Tran nói về cuộc phỏng vấn thi công dân Hoa Kỳ của cô
        https://youtu.be/_eMZ7y2-MZM

        Candy Tran Talks About Her U.S. Citizenship Interview
        https://youtu.be/_7sIkvWSJmA