Thursday, November 14, 2019

U.S. Citizenship Class 17, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School

    • Citizenship Ready for the Interview: Ch 2: Geography
    • Star Spangled Banner Dictation 2

    Wednesday, November 13, 2019

    US Supreme Court to Decide DACA Fate

    VOANews: US Supreme Court to Decide DACA Fate

    The fate of about 800,000 young, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children is in the hands of nine Supreme Court justices. The court will decide if the Trump administration has the right to end the program, called DACA, which protects the young immigrants from deportation. VOA's Zlatica Hoke reports the high court heard arguments for both sides on Tuesday.

    VOANews: Historic Trump Impeachment Hearings Begin 

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019

    U.S. Citizenship Class 16, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School

    • Mix and Match Interviews C2 and Civics Quiz (Systems of Government)
    • Citizenship Ready for the Interview by Lynn Weintraub, Quick Overview--Part 12 Additional Questions
    • n-400r-12d   Group Violence
      • Review the interview/civics worksheet
      • note family related info such as emergency contact
      • Pair up students to interview each other
      • Visit the pairs to help with meaning, pronunciation, etc
      • Citizenship Ready for the Interview: Ch 1: Welcome to America
      • Star Spangled Banner Dictation 1

      Monday, November 11, 2019

      Citizenship Resources for Veterans Day

      A Citizenship Question in Honor of Veterans Day

      A 21-Question "Salute" for Veterans Day based on the USCIS 100qs

      This quiz is based on :
      •  A 21-Question “Salute” for Veterans Day Quiz based on the USCIS 100qs (PDF)

      More Veterans Day Resources from uscitizenpod:

      Also check one of the best ESL sites on the web: Veterans Day

      One of my favorite ESL sites: Blog: When They Moved Veterans Day (Then Moved It Back Again)

      USCIS Resources for Veterans Day

      USArmy/USCIS: Immigrant to citizen: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services and U.S. Army work on naturalization By Arwen Consaul, USCISmediaTX, Nov 9, 2016

      USCIS: Veterans Week Ceremonies 2016 via Twitter Moments
      Congrats to our #newUScitizens that took part in some of our Veterans week celebration ceremonies. 

      Thank you #immigrantvet Happy #VeteransDay 

      VOANews Blog: Native Americans Fight to Save Language That Helped Win WWII
      During World War II, the U.S. military recruited Native American Navajo speakers and, together, they developed a code to send secret information past Japanese and German code-breakers. The code was never broken.

      VOA Learning English: America Celebrates Veterans Day (2017)
      November 11 is Veterans Day in the United States. But because Veterans Day falls on a Saturday this year, Friday, November 10 is a federal holiday.  A “veteran” is anyone who has served in the armed forces. Veterans Day honors the living. A separate holiday, Memorial Day in May, honors those who died in military service. (Read more)

      VOANews: Lance P. Sijan Award Recalls Bravery of Vietnam War Air Force Pilot (2017)
      Since 1981, the U.S. Air Force has been presenting the Lance P. Sijan Award to individuals who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the Air Force and in their lives. It is one of the most prestigious awards given by the Air Force.It's name honors the bravery  of an Air Force pilot who was shot down in 1967 during the Vietnam War -- Lance P. Sijan. VOA's Nikoleta Ilic has the story on this Veteran's Day holiday.

      VOANews: N.Y. Veterans Day Parade to Honor Two WWII Heroes
      Two distinguished Americans who made their mark both during and after World War II will be honored at Wednesday's Veterans Day parade in New York. This was the first time acclaimed TV writer Norman Lear, who was B-17 gunner during the war, and educator Roscoe Brown, a fighter pilot who was one of the original Tuskegee Airmen, had met, but not the first time their lives had crossed. VOA’s Bernard Shusman reports.
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      VOANews: Military Brides Get Free Wedding Gowns on Veterans Day
      On Veterans Day, the United States recognizes its military service members for the personal sacrifices they make to protect the country. And for several years now, some bridal salons have been thanking them in a tangible way -- by giving military brides free wedding gowns. On this Veterans Day, VOA's Adrianna Zhang went to one such salon in Virginia and came back with this report.
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      VOANews: US Army Recruits Immigrants, Rewards Them With Citizenship (2009)
      The U.S. Army is stepping up efforts to recruit more skilled soldiers by offering immigrants a fast track to U.S. citizenship if they enlist.The move comes as the Pentagon prepares to send several thousand more troops to Afghanistan and with the war in Iraq in its sixth year.

      VOA Learning English: Veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan Become a Force in Politics
      Soldiers returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are increasingly running for office and winning seats. They include four female veterans. Among them is Tammy Duckworth of Illinois.

      And I stand here before you today because my buddies didn’t leave me behind. They literally lifted me up and carried me off the battlefield and saved my life. After everything they did to save me, I really feel that I owe them.”

      Happy #VeteransDay from US Citizenship Podcast! 

      Friday, November 8, 2019

      San Gabriel Valley a Mecca for Asian Americans

      VOAnews: San Gabriel Valley a Mecca for Asian Americans

      The capital of Asia America is one description used for an area spanning 36 kilometers just east of downtown Los Angeles, called the San Gabriel Valley. Close to half a million Asians live in this region. It's an Asian enclave where nine cities in the area are majority-Asian. VOA's Elizabeth Lee has more on why so many Asians live there and the countries they represent.

      Thursday, November 7, 2019

      U.S. Citizenship Class 15, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School

      Mildred got a new manicure for her USCIS Fingerprinting Appointment!

        • Citizenship Ready for the Interview: Civics Review
        • The Court

        Tuesday, November 5, 2019

        U.S. Citizenship Class 14, Fall 2019, Milpitas Adult School

          • Citizenship Ready for the Interview: Judicial Branch
          • The Court