Wednesday, January 16, 2019

My Ngoc Thi Thach Practices for her U.S. Citizenship Interview



uscitizenpod: My Ngoc Thi Thach Practices for her U.S. Citizenship Interview

My Ngoc Thi Thach visited my home to practice on more time for her U.S. Citizenship Interview on Monday.

Watch her sister, Van Thach, also has a video:

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 7
https://youtu.be/bQ_xvjhPCSI

I will post a new video from Van Thach later this week.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 03, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



VOA Learning English: Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial

N-400r Part 12 (was Part 11) Resources (updated 06/12/2016):

Civics
  • Voices of Freedom by Bill Bliss Ch.10 Recent History MLK and more 176-184
  • Preparing the Oath: Rights

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

Monday, January 14, 2019

Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4





VOA News: Partial US Government Shutdown Enters Week 4

A partial U.S. government shutdown is in its fourth week, becoming the longest federal work stoppage in American history. VOA's Michael Bowman reports from Washington, where finger-pointing abounds amid President Donald Trump's continuing demand for border wall funding and congressional Democrats' refusal to approve it.

Read more about the Government Shutdown at VOANews: US Politics

Sunday, January 13, 2019

USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE



Prinz Elliot: USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE

USCIS CITIZENSHIP OATH TAKING CEREMONY PROCEDURE

Here is what to expect at your naturalization ceremony:

1. Receive a Notice to Take the Oath of Allegiance
You may be able to participate in a naturalization ceremony on the same day as your interview. If a ceremony is unavailable, we will mail you a notice with the date, time, and location of your scheduled naturalization ceremony on a Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony.

If you cannot attend your scheduled naturalization ceremony, return the notice, Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony, to your local USCIS office, along with a letter requesting a new date and explaining why you cannot attend the scheduled naturalization ceremony. Failing to appear more than once for your naturalization ceremony may lead to a denial of your application.

2. Check in at the Ceremony
Once you arrive at the ceremony, check in with USCIS.

A USCIS officer will review your responses to the questionnaire, Form N-445, Notice of Naturalization Oath Ceremony. Please complete your responses to the questionnaire before you arrive.

To see what items are prohibited on federal properties, you can check the Federal Protective Service’s frequently asked questions web page.

3. Return your Permanent Resident Card
You must return your Permanent Resident Card to USCIS when you check in for your naturalization ceremony. This requirement is waived if you provided proof during the naturalization interview that the card has been lost and you have attempted to recover it, or if, because of your military service, you were never granted permanent residence. You will no longer need your Permanent Resident Card because you will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after you take the Oath of Allegiance.

4. Take the Oath of Allegiance
You are not a U.S. citizen until you take the Oath of Allegiance at a naturalization ceremony. You will receive your Certificate of Naturalization after taking the Oath of Allegiance.

5. Receive Certificate of Naturalization
Carefully review your Certificate of Naturalization and notify USCIS of any errors before leaving the ceremony. You may use your Certificate of Naturalization as official proof that you are a U.S. citizen.

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Renewed Focus on Press Freedom 100 Days After Khashoggi's Death




VOANews: Renewed Focus on Press Freedom 100 Days After Khashoggi's Death

The death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi, killed just moments after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, sparked widespread condemnation of Saudi Arabia and renewed fears for the safety of journalists worldwide. VOA's congressional correspondent Katherine Gypson reports on how U.S. lawmakers are keeping the focus on press freedom 100 days after Khashoggi's death. Priginally published at https://www.voanews.com/a/renewed-focus-on-press-freedom-100-days-after-khashoggis-death/4738436.html

Also see:

VOA Learning English: News Literacy

The VOA Learning English's News Literacy series is based on the course at the Center for News Literacy at Stony Brook University. For more information on how to become a news literate citizen, go to http://www.centerfornewsliteracy.org/getting-started/

Friday, January 11, 2019

Q and A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

Workers rally at the White House
for an end to the government shutdown.

Source
VOANews: Q and A: How the Government Shutdown Might End

A look at how the impasse might be resolved:

Q: What’s the easiest solution?

A: None is easy. Trump’s conservative base strongly backs his fight for wall money, even if it has meant a partial government shutdown. Democrats’ liberal stalwarts just as ardently oppose giving in. Trump and Democratic leaders have been so insistent on not surrendering that each would risk rebellion by supporters if they agreed to something viewed as a capitulation. (read more Q / A)

Read more about the Government Shutdown at VOANews: US Politics

Thursday, January 10, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 02, Spring 2019, Milpitas Adult School



Congratulations, Lan Do!


N-400
Civics
  • Voices of Freedom by Bill Bliss Ch.10 Recent History
  • Preparing the Oath: The 1900s

Integration
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Tasanee Rungteranoon pdf 

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

USCIS is OPEN for Business--UPDATED!



uscitizenpod: USCIS is OPEN for Business!
This podcast is a super-quick reminder from USCIS Public Affairs Officer Arwen FitzGerald.



You can read the full USCIS alert:
or listen to/watch our podcast:

uscitizenpod: US Immigration and Travel Services during the Government Shutdown
Also new from USCIS:

Note: USCIS 100:47 The Speaker of the House is Nancy Pelosi.

Later in the week, we will listen to an extended conversation with USCIS Officer Arwen FitzgGerald about immigration scams.