Monday, January 20, 2020

Citizenship Resources for Martin Luther King, Jr Day

uscitizenpod: Three Questions for MLK Day
Three Citizenship Questions for MLK Day focused on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.  Read/listen to the whole quiz below.

14 USCIS Questions in honor of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
This quiz matches 14 USCIS civics questions with speeches and events from Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. who worked for equality for all Americans and for all those who thirst for peace and justice throughout the world mp3 and pdf

Interview with Krestos Negasi (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) on MLK Day mp3 and pdf

A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r of Juah Sarwee from Fish Town, Liberia plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols (2017) pdf  

A Citizenship Interview Quiz for Paulette Poujol-Oriol (Port-au-Prince, Haiti) (2018) pdf

Kahoot: Citizenship Questions in Honor of Martin Luther King, Dr Day! 

Learning Chocolate: Martin Luther King Jr Day

MLK Day Special mp3

uscitizenpod: US Citizenship Resources for African-American History Month
During the month of February, we explore the connection between the USCIS History and Civics questions and African American History. We also include Citizenship, Immigration, and Gov't Resources in African Languages! 

VOA Learning English: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

VOA The King Legacy Marching Forward series:

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    Sunday, January 19, 2020

    See and hear 41 New Americans take their oath See and hear 41 New Americans take their oath

    Friday, January 3, 2020 - - U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Mount Laurel Field Office Director Ya-Mei Chen administers the Oath of Allegiance to 41 citizenship candidates during a naturalization ceremony at the Trenton City Council Chambers on Tuesday. Michael Mancuso | NJ Advance Media for (NJ Fife and Drums music)

    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    Explainer: Impeachment Managers

    VOANews: Explainer: Impeachment Managers

    What role do the managers play in the impeachment trial? VOA explains the process.
    READ MORE: U.S. President Donald Trump violated the country's spending law last year when he temporarily withheld $391 million in congressionally approved military aid to Ukraine while at the same pressing Kyiv to launch investigations to benefit himself politically, a government watchdog agency concluded Thursday in a decision that is at the heart of the impeachment case against the U.S. leader.

    Trump released the assistance that Ukraine wanted to help fight pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country in September after a 55-day delay without Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy opening an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden, one of Trump's top 2020 Democratic challengers, and his son Hunter Biden's lucrative work for a Ukrainian natural gas company.

    But after an investigation, the Government Accountability Office ruled that "Faithful execution of the law does not permit the president to substitute his own policy priorities for those that Congress has enacted into law." It said that the Trump-controlled U.S. budget agency blocked release of the money "for a policy reason," which is not allowable under U.S. law.

    Learn more at VOANews Special Report: Impeachment

    Friday, January 17, 2020

    2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Maya Gomes via Guatemala

    uscitizenpod: 2020 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Maya Gomes via Guatemala

    Maya is getting ready for her US Citizenship Interview next. This video was uploaded earlier in the week, but has been edited and includes new information. Includes civics questions and dictation sentence. Check back in a day or two for correct captions.

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020

    Jan 15 is National Religious Freedom Day

    Introduced in 1779, Thomas Jefferson’s bill became law in 1786. (source)
    National Religious Freedom Day commemorates the Virginia General Assembly's adoption of Thomas Jefferson's landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786. That statute became the basis for the establishment clause of the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution and led to freedom of religion for all Americans.
    Religious Freedom Day has been officially proclaimed on January 16 in an annual statement by the President of the United States since 1993.
    --source: Wikipedia

    Learn more about Jefferson's bill for Religious Freedom:
    1. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*
    2. What is freedom of religion?
    3. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?
    4. What is one reason colonists came to America?
    5. There were 13 original states. Name three.
    6. Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?

    Tuesday, January 14, 2020

    U.S. Citizenship Class 01, Spring 2020, Milpitas Adult School

    Preparing for Naturalization (updated 04/18/2016)

    Monday, January 13, 2020

    Thuy Thu Pham’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview

    uscitizenpod: Thuy Thu Pham’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview

    This is our second practice interview in 2020. This interview includes a reading and dictation sentence plus 20 civics questions. I will update the subtitles soon.