Monday, May 29, 2023

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day

Updated 05-28-2023; Check back for updates

      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.

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      Sunday, May 28, 2023

      An American Pentecost

      American Pentecost: A Citizenship Quiz about Languages in America
      Podcast | Video | PDF

      An American Pentecost:
      We are American Indians, Native Alaskans, Europeans, Latinos, Africans, Arabs, Asians, Pacific Islanders-- yet all of us hear America speaking in our own languages about FREEDOM!

      For more info about languages spoken in America:

      Voting Rights Act Sect 203
      Section 203 targets those language minorities that have suffered a history of exclusion from the political process: Spanish, Asian, Native American, and Alaskan Native. The Census Bureau identifies specific language groups for specific jurisdictions.
      Section 203 says that jurisdictions (cities, counties, states) shall provide election materials in the language of the applicable minority group as well as in the English language.

      Friday, May 26, 2023

      What’s Next for Migrants Seeking Asylum After Title 42

      NY Times: What’s Next for Migrants Seeking Asylum After Title 42 

      Antonio and his family have been living in a Tijuana shelter for months after fleeing violence in the Mexican state of Michoacan in 2020. After months of trying, they secured an appointment to seek asylum in the United States and will be some of the first to be processed after the lifting of Title 42, a pandemic-era policy.

      Why Chinese Migrants Are Making Risky Journey From South America to US

      VOA News: Why Chinese Migrants Are Making Risky Journey From South America to US 
      VOA Mandarin's Hai Lun, Mo Yu and Ning Lu and VOA Spanish's Victor Hugo Castillo traveled to Mexican and Texas border cities to talk to Chinese migrants who had come from South America. VOA's Elizabeth Lee tells the story. Cameras: Hai Lun, Ning Lu, Victor Hugo Castillo, Oscar Cavadia.

      Wednesday, May 24, 2023

      Migrant Surge Overwhelms Chicago

      VOA News: Migrant Surge Overwhelms Chicago 
      The midwestern city of Chicago is struggling to accommodate a wave of migrants, many from Central and South America, transported to the city after entering the U.S. at America’s southern border. VOA's Kane Farabaugh reports on how the city and aid agencies are mobilizing to tend to asylum-seekers’ critical needs

      Tuesday, May 23, 2023

      Diversity of Nationalities, Professions Among Migrants at US Mexico Border

      VOA News: Diversity of Nationalities, Professions Among Migrants at US Mexico Border 

      The nationalities of the migrants seeking to enter the United States at the U.S.-Mexico border have shifted over the past few months. From the Rio Grande Valley area in Texas, VOA's immigration correspondent Aline Barros reports.

      Monday, May 22, 2023

      Title 42 Ends, Posing New Challenges to Migrants, Authorities

      VOA News: Title 42 Ends, Posing New Challenges to Migrants, Authorities 

       Since the COVID-era immigration policy known as Title 42 ended last week, the U.S. says it has sent thousands of people who have crossed into the U.S. irregularly back to Mexico or back home. But many immigrants who want to follow the rules say it is very difficult to apply for asylum. VOA's Celia Mendoza reports. #mexico #usa #immigration #voanews

      Sunday, May 21, 2023

      The Inside Story | Immigration Dilemma

      VOA News: The Inside Story | Immigration DilemmaThe Inside Story | Immigration Dilemma 

      We're diving into the U.S. immigration dilemma and exploring the growing surge of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border. Find out what Washington is doing to address this long-troubled immigration policy and how it's impacting the safety and management of people in this humanitarian crisis.