Happy Birthday San Jose! Today we are going to celebrate the Double Birthday of San Jose, California. Today we are going to listen to eight questions from the USCIS 100 questions plus 2 extra credit questions. There is so much to say about San Jose, that I could have asked many more questions, but ten questions in total is just enough. Remember you only have to get 6 out of 10 questions correct to pass the citizenship exam along with the questions from you N-400 plus reading and writing one sentence. Today when I ask the questions, there will be no answers--you will have to answer the questions yourself. Check your copy of the USCIS questions to make sure that you are correct. Let's get get stated.
The word "Shenandoah" is beautiful and mysterious. It almost sounds like a secret. Shenandoah was the name of a Native American chief. Today it is the name of a national park and river in the U.S. Learn the story behind this word. Also, learn some great adjectives to describe the beauty of nature.
USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States. [USCIS Officers will be supplied with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.] ▪ Cherokee ▪ Navajo ▪ Sioux ▪ Chippewa ▪ Choctaw ▪ Pueblo ▪ Apache ▪ Iroquois (Chief Shenandoah was a member of the Iroquois). ▪ Creek ▪ Blackfeet ▪ Seminole ▪ Cheyenne ▪ Arawak ▪ Shawnee ▪ Mohegan ▪ Huron ▪ Oneida ▪ Lakota ▪ Crow ▪ Teton ▪ Hopi ▪ Inuit
The holiday season is once again upon us. That means retailers and shopping malls around the world are busy with the final decorating touches for the start of the all-important holiday shopping season. In the United States, that's usually the Friday after Thanksgiving. Retailers call the start of the holiday shopping season "Black Friday". That's because, for many retailers, it marks the day they finally move from the red (as in losses) and into the black as in profits. Mil Arcega has more.
Originally published at - http://www.voanews.com/media/video/retailers-us-holiday-shopping-season/3073902.html
USCIS 100:11. What is the economic system in the United States?*
On Thursday, Nov. 19, USCIS will naturalize 16 new citizens during a special ceremony commemorating the 152nd anniversary of Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Garrison Keillor, host and creator of A Prairie Home Companion, a weekly radio program heard nation-wide on over 600 Public Radio stations, will present the Dedication Day keynote address during the ceremony at Gettysburg National Military Park in Gettysburg, Pa. Lincoln portrayer George Buss will recite the Gettysburg Address.
USCIS will live stream the ceremony starting at 10a.m. EST on Nov. 19.
USCIS wishes to thank Gettysburg National Military Park, Gettysburg College, Gettysburg Foundation and Lincoln Fellowship of Pennsylvania for making this naturalization ceremony possible. USCIS has a long standing partnership with the National Park Service that encourages both agencies to co-host naturalization ceremonies in historically significant locations like Gettysburg set aside for public enjoyment and historical commemoration. You can find more information on the National Park Service’s website.
Additional information about the naturalization process, including eligibility information, study materials, and service providers, is available on the Citizenship Resource Center website.
A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs in honor of Thanksgiving Thirty multiple choice questions based on the N-400r about Suzan Yousef Habibi (formerly from Kirkuk, Iraq) and ten USCIS 100qs in honor of Thanksgiving. pdf We honor Chief Massasoit and the Wampanoag for giving refuge to the Pilgrims who were escaping from religious persecution. We give thanks for America: may we always be the land of those who yearn to breathe free!
Citizenship Resources Fall 2015 https://goo.gl/vv3dDV This is a summary of uscitizenpod's Citizenship Resources page plus local immigrant organizations in the San Jose/Milpitas areaa. The links in the pdf are "live"--please click the links--they will take you directly to the resource. Please consider publishing a similar list for your local area. To see the full list of resources, go to uscitizenpod's new Citizenship Resources page, This page is still in process and will be updated continually. If you have any questions or comments, please email email@example.com Milpitas Library Last Class Survey:
For earlier classes, please see our new page:Citizenship @ Your Library and look for Milpitas Library (classes listed according to date).
USCIS: The Beacon: Honoring Service: Veterans Who Became USCIS Employees - Vanessa Hansen If you ask Vanessa Hansen why she joined the Air Force, she'd tell you she felt a need to give back to the country that provided her family with asylum from Nicaragua...Hansen is currently an immigration services officer. When asked what citizenship means to her, she said “honor and family.” Vanessa Hansen is yet another example of a naturalized citizen who chose to sacrifice and serve her new country, both as a solider and a USCIS employee. USCIS: The Beacon: We Asked Immigrant Veterans: What Did Becoming a U.S. Citizen Mean to You? This Veterans Day, we asked our colleagues who are both immigrants and veterans what becoming a U.S. citizen meant to them. We received a different answer from each person, but a common theme was service and pride in becoming an American. Check out their responses and photos from past and present. Thank you #immigrantvet Happy #VeteransDay VOANews: Obama Salutes US Veterans on National Holiday It is Veterans Day in the United States, with President Barack Obama saluting the men and women who have served in the country's armed forces and are serving now.
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. 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. Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/new-york-veterans-day-parate-honor-two-world-war-two-heroes/3052053.html 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. Originally published at -http://www.voanews.com/media/video/3054450.html 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!
A “Quick” Citizenship Interview with Bhavna(mp3) Bhavna's responds to 10 questions from the “Quick” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r plus 10 Civics questions about the Branches of Government. This mp3 was recorded at the Milpitas Library.
VOA's Anna Matteo interviews colleague Kelly Jean Kelly on her recent expedition. This month Kelly followed the footsteps of the Lewis and Clark expedition. Hear some stories she brought back with her. And learn the difference among road trip, business trip and expedition, as well as other words! (read) (listen) (download mp3)
USCIS 100: 71. What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803?
▪ the Louisiana Territory ▪ Louisiana
USCIS 100:87. Name one American Indian tribe in the United States. [USCIS Officers will be supplied with a list of federally recognized American Indian tribes.] ▪ Cherokee ▪ Navajo ▪ Sioux ▪ Chippewa ▪ Choctaw ▪ Pueblo ▪ Apache ▪ Iroquois ▪ Creek ▪ Blackfeet ▪ Seminole ▪ Cheyenne ▪ Arawak ▪ Shawnee ▪ Mohegan ▪ Huron ▪ Oneida ▪ Lakota ▪ Crow ▪ Teton ▪ Hopi ▪ Inuit
USCIS has published an updated Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants. The guide contains practical information to help new immigrants settle into everyday life in the United States, including how to find a place to live, how to get a Social Security number and how the U.S. system of government works.
Available in 14 languages, this publication has recently been updated to include:
Revised and updated general information on policies, programs and resources;
A refreshed layout and design;
A new chapter called “Taking Care of Your Money” on personal finance, taxes and financial scams; and
A new chapter called “Understanding Education and Health Care” on the education system, adult education programs and the health insurance marketplace.
The 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizenship to anyone born on U.S. soil. That fact has led to a practice commonly known as “birth tourism,” in which pregnant women from many countries come to the United States to give birth, so their children will be U.S. citizens. The issue has come up in this year’s presidential campaign, and some are suggesting the U.S. needs to change the 14th Amendment. Yang Chen has more from Washington. Originally published at http://www.voanews.com/media/video/some-suggest-the-need-to-change-us-birthright-citizenship/3033002.html
A “Quick” Citizenship Interview with Bhavna(mp3)
Bhavna's responds to 10 questions from the “Quick” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r plus 10 Civics questions about the Branches of Government. This mp3 was recorded at the Milpitas Library.
Bhavna's responds to 10 questions from the “Quick” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r plus 10 Civics questions about the Branches of Government. This mp3 was recorded at the Milpitas Library. (mp3)
Also see: A Quick Interview Based on the N-400r plus 10qs about the Branches of Gov’t Part 1 (pdf)
Check back later for an extended N-400 Par 11 interview
The Day of the Dead (Nov 2) is part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us. Today we will listen to 10 questions from the USCIS Civics and History questions matched with public servants who passed away this year. mp3 /pdf
All Saints Day (Nov 1) celebrates the holy men and women of the Roman Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Anglican, and other Protestant Christian churches. It is part of a 3-day festival that remembers those who have died. This quiz pairs American Catholic saints with USCIS Civics and History questions. mp3 / pdf