Friday, September 24, 2021

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Secretary Mayorkas to Welcome New Americans on Citizenship Day in New York

 


200 immigrants from 46 countries will naturalize at first-ever naturalization ceremony at Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park


The Oath of Allegiance

I hereby declare, 
on oath, 
that I absolutely and entirely 
renounce and abjure 
all allegiance and fidelity 
to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty, 
of whom or which I have heretofore 
been a subject or citizen; 
that I will support and defend 
the Constitution 
and laws of the United States of America 
against all enemies, 
foreign and domestic; 
that I will bear true faith 
and allegiance to the same;
that I will bear arms 
on behalf of the United States 
when required by the law; 
that I will perform noncombatant service 
in the Armed Forces of the United States 
when required by the law; 
that I will perform work 
of national importance under civilian direction 
when required by the law; 
and that I take this obligation freely, 
without any mental reservation 
or purpose of evasion; 
so help me God.

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month 2021


Mezclar y Combinar Entrevistas y Exámencitos de Ciudadanía (2018)
Los maestros pueden crear una variedad de entrevistas de práctica para sus estudiantes al combinar una entrevista con un examen y luego hacer copias a doble cara. Cada nivel tiene 5 versiones de la entrevista. Cuarenta pruebas basadas en las preguntas de educación cívica del Examen de Naturalización de USCIS también se incluyen. Envíe sus comentarios a uscitizenpod@gmail.com. También vea los siguientes pdfs:

Citizenship Resources for Hispanic Heritage Month from US Citizenship Podcast
NEW 2021 Interviews
  • Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! playlist
    A playlist of over 60 videos with interviews, quizzes, and information celebrating U.S. Citizenship and Hispanic American Heritage.
  • Mix-and-Match U.S. Citizenship Interview: Level A Practice 5 plus Freedom Civics Questions video (Giuliana, Argentina) video
  • U.S. Citizenship Bootcamp Interview 2 (Ana, Brazil) video
  • U.S. Citizenship Bootcamp Interview 7 (Francisco, Mexico) video
  • U.S. Citizenship Bootcamp Interview 8 (Lydia, Mexico) video
  • U.S. Citizenship Practice Interview with Fabricia Maria, Brazil video

More Resources
  • Alecia Sotelo (Asuncion, Paraguay) mp3 (video)
  • Angelica Mendoza (Veracruz, Mexico) (pdf(mp3(video)
  • Antonio Vazquez Gonzalez (Guadalajara, Mexico) (pdf
  • Alejandro Guerrero Gutierrez (Aguascalientes, Mexico) (mp3
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15) (pdf(mp3)
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15) Part 2 (pdf) (mp3)
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15) Part 3 (pdf) (mp3)
  • Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 to Oct 15) Part 4 (pdf) (mp3) video
  • Columbus Day and the Columbian Exchange Puzzle (pdf)
  • Columbus Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, and the Columbian Exchange podcast / video
  • Guadalupe Garcia (Sonora, Mexico) (mp3)
  • Five for Cinco de Mayo (5 topics, 10 civics questions) pdf
  • Juana Ortega (Las Margaritas, Jalisco, Mexico) (mp3)
  • Lino's Citizenship Interview (Mexico) mp4 
  • Lino habla de su entrevista de Ciudadanía (Mexico) mp4 
  • Maria Isabel Covarrubias talks about her Citizenship Interview (video)
  • Maria Isabel Covarrubas explains N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary (mp3)
  • Martin Maldonado (Lima, Peru) mp3 mp4
  • Military and Selective Service: An Interview from US Citizenship Bootcamp mp4
  • Recursos de Ciudadania en Espanol (pdf)
  • Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #3 with Diana Arias (Columbia) mp4
  • Summer School Practice Citizenship Interview #4 with Erika Marrufo (Mexico) mp4
  • The Selective Service / el Servicio Selectivo in English and Español mp4
  • U.S. Citizenship 3: Columbus (online activity)
  • U.S. Citizenship 4: Columbian Exchange  (online activity)
  • ¡Viva Boricua! A Citizenship Quiz In Honor of Puerto Rico pdf and mp3
  • Yesica Sanchez (Oaxaca, Mexico): a Quick N400 quiz plus 10qs about Voting (pdf) (mp3)
More Resources
USCIS
US Courts: 
Updated 09-18-2021!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

U.S. Citizenship Lesson 03

 
 

Mix-and-Match U.S. Citizenship Interview 
Civics:
USA Learns:
  • Unit 1:  Steps to Becoming a U.S. Citizen — 1.3 Be Prepared
  • Unit 3:  Civics, Reading, and Writing Practice — 3.2 Geography
Learn more:

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Monday, September 13, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

OATH CEREMONY AT GULFPORT MS COURTHOUSE

 
 
Kasper Ly: I WAS ON THE LOCAL NEWS | NATURALIZATION OATH CEREMONY 2021 |OATH CEREMONY AT GULFPORT MS COURTHOUSE

So I was on the local news. I decided to upload it because they are actually showing the court room and the set up of the courthouse and I think it will help some of you guys who curious what is it like the get your oath ceremony at the court house . Hope you Enjoy the video. I sound so silly I was very nervous haha NATURALIZATION OATH CEREMONY | WHAT TO EXPECT AT YOUR CITIZENSHIP CEREMONY // What happens at the naturalization oath ceremony? Today, we will walk you through the oath ceremony where you take the oath of allegiance and become a U.S. citizen. You will hear about the experience of an oath ceremony in Gulfport , MS . The citizenship ceremony is a special day – here is everything you need to know about your swearing in ceremony! What documents should I bring to the ceremony? Be sure to bring the following with you: * Your green card (permanent resident card) * Oath ceremony notice (Form N-445) with the back completed (yes or no questions) * Another form of ID such as a license or passport * Any USCIS issued cards/documents like an EAD / Advanced Parole or re-entry permit How long is the naturalization oath ceremony? Expect to spend at least 2-3 hours attending your oath ceremony. If you are scheduled for a morning ceremony, it is best to take the morning off of work. You are unlikely to be done before 11:30/12. After the ceremony Congratulations! You are now a U.S. citizen. Your naturalization certificate serves as proof of your U.S. citizenship and you can use this to avail of all the privileges that come with being a U.S. citizen. We suggest you start with this: * Apply for a U.S. passport * Update your Social Security Record * Renounce former citizenships if applicable (for example, if you are an Indian citizen, India does not allow dual citizenship so you must renounce your Indian citizenship after becoming a U.S. citizen) BE MY FRIEND: 📸Add me on Instagram: { https://www.instagram.com/kassperly/} ABOUT MY CHANNEL: {I’m Kasper. Cambodian 🇰🇭 living in the States. This Channel is a vlog style musings, lifestyle advice.

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Former President George W. Bush Remarks on 20th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

 
 

Former President George W. Bush delivered remarks at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, PA on the 20th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

I come without explanations or solutions.

I can only tell you what I've seen.

On America's day of trial and grief,

I saw millions of people instinctively

grab for a neighbor's hand

and rally to the cause of one another--

That is the America I know.

 

At a time when religious bigotry might

have flowed freely,

I saw Americans reject prejudice

and embrace people of Muslim faith--

That is the nation I know.

 

At a time when nativism could have

stirred hatred and violence

against people perceived as outsiders,

I saw America's reaffirm their welcome

to immigrants and refugees--

That is the nation I know.

 

At a time when some viewed the rising

generation as individualistic and decadent,

I saw young people embrace an ethic of service

and rise to selfless action--

That is the nation I know.

 

This is not mere nostalgia.

It is the truest version of ourselves.

It is what we have been

and what we can be again.

 

20 years ago, terrorists chose a random

group of Americans on a routine flight

to be collateral damage in a spectacular act of terror.

The 33 passengers and seven crew of Flight 93

could have been any group of citizens selected by fate.

In a sense,

they stood in for us all.

The terrorists soon discovered

that a random group of Americans

is an exceptional group of people

facing an impossible circumstance.

They comforted their loved ones by phone,

braced each other for action,

and defeated the designs of evil.

These Americans were brave strong and

united in ways that shocked the terrorists

which should not surprise any of us.

This is the nation we know.

And whenever we need hope and inspiration

We can look to the skies and remember.

God bless you.

--Former President George W. Bush Remarks on 20th Anniversary of September 11th Attacks

 



Friday, September 10, 2021

9/11

USCIS 100:86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?



VOANews: The Inside Story | 9/11: Twenty Years Later
  • This week on the “Inside Story”: 20 years after the September 11 terrorist attacks on the United States. The lasting memories of the lives lost in New York, Washington and Shanksville, Pennsylvania. See the last American troops come home after the war in Afghanistan following the attacks. Plus, an American still left in Afghanistan tells us about her efforts to get out.
The History Channel: After 9/11: Fifteen Septembers Later
  • How has the United States changed in the fifteen years since September 11, 2001? How will it continue to grow?
  • Stories about 9/11
  • USCIS 100:86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
uscitizenpod: n-400r-12b   Affiliations
  • USCIS N-400 practice questions about terrorism
  • A large collection of videos and reports
  • An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.
VOANews: Pentagon Memorial Stands as Tribute 16 Years After Terror Attack (2017)
  • Today, the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial stands next to where the plane entered the building, honoring those lost on a day that forever changed America.
  • Joyce Kilmer, an American poet who died in 1918, wrote a famous poem called Trees. It opens with: "I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree." In 2013, if alive, he could have written about a tree that loves life and defeated tragedy. VOA's Bernard Shusman reports on a New York tree that survived the 9-11 terrorist attack.
VOANews: Ahead of 9/11 Anniversary, Washington Community Beautifies Veteran Housing (2017)
  • People came together on Saturday to honor the country's veterans by renovating an outpatient clinic and housing facility for servicemen and women who’ve fallen on hard times. Arash Arabasadi reports from Southeast Washington.
VOA Learning English: Americans Remember September 11, 2001 (2017)
  • Some people wrote about their own experiences that day. Others posted photos and videos of the memorials and memorial services.
USCIS 100:86. What major event happened on September 11, 2001, in the United States?
  • Terrorists attacked the United States.