On February 26, 2019 the Grand Canyon celebrates 100 years since its designation as a national park. But as one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the ancient site has inspired adventurers, poets and painters for hundreds of years. Whether looking down from its massive rim or up from the rushing waters of the Colorado River, it's easy to see how it got its name. National parks traveler Mikah Meyer explored the site during an eight-day trip. He shared highlights with VOA’s Julie Taboh.
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USCIS Deputy Director Lori Scialabba administers the Oath of Allegiance to 20 new #newuscitizen at Grand Canyon National Park on the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. Happy Birthday NPS #NPS100!
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Susan B. Anthony was born on February 15, 1820. She was a school teacher who became a social reformer. She worked against slavery and fought for women's rights. The 19th Amendment, which guarantees a woman's right to vote, was named in honor of Susan B. Anthony.
Because tonight is Valentine's Day and the heavy rain/flooding in Milpitas, many students skipped class. These four "Sweethearts" came to class and helped make and post citizenship cards as "Valentines" for their fellow students. I will post a video about their work a bit later.
Before the March 2019 revision of the N-400 application for Naturalization, we would like to review some vocabulary for Additional Information in the N-400 Part 12 (which will become Part 11 in the N-400). This review is based on:
A quick preview of the revised USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (March 2019). Some of the vocabulary has been simplified, but the scope of the question has been broadened to reflect changes to US immigration policy and laws.
Form N-400, Application for Naturalization
OMB No. 1615-0052
Accommodations and Exemptions will be folded into Part 2 Personal Info, thereby renumbering the sections of the N-400
Part 8. Time Outside the United States
3. List below all the trips of 24 hours or longer that you have taken outside the United States since you became a
lawful permanent resident or during the last ten years, whichever is shorter. Start with your most recent trip and
work backwards. If you need extra space, use additional sheets of paper.
Part 11. Additional Information About You (Person Applying for Naturalization)
11. Have you EVER been associated with, worked for, or given any kind of money, help, or any other thing to a group or a member of a group that used weapons or engaged in violence?
15.E. Sexual contact or activity with any person who did not consent (did not agree), who could not consent (could not agree), or who was being forced or threatened by you or by someone else?
19. Did you EVER sell, give, or provide weapons, or help another person sell, give, or provide weapons?
19.A. If you answered "Yes," were any of those weapons ever used against another person?
24. Have you EVER been arrested, cited, or detained by any law enforcement officer (including any foreign law enforcement officer, any immigration official or any official of the U.S. armed forces) for any reason?
25. Have you EVER had your fingerprints taken by a law enforcement officer in any country?
30.A. Have you EVER received a pardon?
40. Have you EVER been removed or deported from any (other) country?
If you answered "Yes," please answer the following:
40.A. When were you removed or deported (mm/dd/yyyy)?
40.B. From what country where you removed or deported?
40.C. Why were you removed or deported?
For U.S. Citizenship Class 09, Spring 2019 (Feb 5), many students stayed home to celebrate the Lunar New Year. However, some students came and we recorded some Citizenship interviews. I am still editing the interviews and will post them at a later date.