Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Monday, May 30, 2022
- Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r for Current and Former Armed Forces Members (8 pgs)
- N-400 Section videos
- A 21-Question “Salute” for Memorial Day Quiz based on the USCIS 100qs
Memorial Day Twitter Moment Twenty-One @USCIS #Citizenship questions paired with U.S. memorials.
- Memorial Day: Vietnam Time Line (video)
Ngo Huu Phuc reads "The Vietnam Time Line" essay in honor of Memorial Day. Mr Ngo was a mechanic in the South Vietnam Air Force and studied for US Citizenship at Milpitas Adult School. He became a US Citizen in 2009. You can find a copy of "The Vietnam Time Line" in HOLIDAYS AND SPECIAL DAYS IN THE USA by Mary Glasgow, Scholastic Inc., 2001, ISBN 1-900702-59-2.
- The Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC (photos)
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, The Three Soldiers, and The Vietnam Women's Memorial, april 2013. I took this picture in 2010 near the Vietnam Heritage Garden, San Jose. May the American and Vietnamese peoples always stand together!
- uscitizenpod (gagliajn): Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial
These photos were taken on Memorial Day 2013 at Sons of San Jose Vietnam War Memorial, Guadalupe Park, by Paula Harbor and were uploaded to Facebook. I asked Paula if I could share them. Her comments:
I hate war. I hate violence. I hate greed. I look at this name etched into granite and wonder ... what if?
Over the course of the couple hours I was at this memorial today people came and went. Parents, siblings, friends, vets, Vietnamese with bouquets of thanks. Everyone had a story. "Do you have someone on the wall?" The answer was always yes and the story told. A man came and put his hand on my shoulder. After several moments we spoke. He helped with find raising the memorial and talked about his buddies who are on the wall. I shared about Gus.
- American English at State: Memorial Day (pdf)
- EL Civics: Memorial Day
- ESOL Courses: Memorial Day
- Jennifer ESL: #6 English Mini Lesson - Memorial Day (video)
- Learn English with EnglishClass101.com : Learn American Holidays - Memorial Day Learn All The Words In This Video! Get the FREE Word List
- Randall's ESL Lab: Memorial Day (video snapshot)
- Thing Link: Memorial Day by Susan Gaer
- VOA News:
- Former POW: 'Forget, Forgive and Love Our Enemies' (2017 video)
- US Military's Fallen Honored With Flags (2016 video)
- US Soldiers Place Flags at Arlington National Cemetery Ahead of Memorial Day (2021)
- VOA Learning English: (read and listen)
Sunday, May 29, 2022
Saturday, May 28, 2022
USCIS 100:23. Name your U.S. Representative.USCIS 100:24. Who does a U.S. Senator represent?USCIS 100:25. Why do some states have more Representatives than other states?USCIS 100:28. What is the name of the President of the United States now?*USCIS 100:29. What is the name of the Vice President of the United States now?USCIS 100:33. Who signs bills to become laws?USCIS 100:34. Who vetoes bills?USCIS 100:41. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the federal government. What is one power of the federal government?USCIS 100:42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?USCIS 100:43. Who is the Governor of your state now?USCIS 100:45. What are the two major political parties in the United States?*USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
Friday, May 27, 2022
- N-400 Part 12 Quiz III pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Safa Aldabyani (Sana'a, Yemen) pdf
Thursday, May 26, 2022
- N-400 Part 12 Quiz II pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rafael Antonio de Jesús Pérez Lara (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) pdf
Wednesday, May 25, 2022
- N-400 Part 12 Quiz I pdf
Tuesday, May 24, 2022
- N-400 Regular Interview Quiz II pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Norma Torres Mendoza (Escuintla, Guatemala) pdf
Monday, May 23, 2022
- N-400 Regular Interview Quiz pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Nimco Ahmed (Mogadishu, Somalia) pdf
Sunday, May 22, 2022
Saturday, May 21, 2022
USCIS 100:02. What does the Constitution do?USCIS 100:06. What is one right or freedom from the First Amendment?*USCIS 100:09. What are two rights in the Declaration of Independence?USCIS 100:37. What does the judicial branch do?USCIS 100:38. What is the highest court in the United States?USCIS 100:40. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States now?USCIS 100:42. Under our Constitution, some powers belong to the states. What is one power of the states?USCIS 100:51. What are two rights of everyone living in the United States?USCIS 100:55. What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?USCIS 100:77. What did Susan B. Anthony do?
Friday, May 20, 2022
- N-400 Casual Interview Quiz pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Maria Guerrero (Palmira, Colombia) pdf
Thursday, May 19, 2022
- N-400 Basic Interview Quiz pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for América Griselda Ayes (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) pdf
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
- N-400 C-1 Elementary Interview Quiz pdf
- Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq) pdf
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Monday, May 16, 2022
- 100:01-12 Principles of American Democracy pdf
- USCIS 100 “Ones” pdf
- 01 Civics Names and Positions pdf
- 02 History Names and Symbols pdf
- N-400 Beginning Interview Quiz pdf
- Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf
Sunday, May 15, 2022
state.gov: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
AsianPacificHeritage.gov: May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month
May is Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian-Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island).
American English @ State: Asian Pacific Heritage Month (pdf)
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Vote
APIAVote is a national nonpartisan organization that works with partners to mobilize Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in electoral and civic participation. Check resources and voting rights videos pages and visit the the APIAVote YouTube channel.
DOD: Steven Calvery - National Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Steven Calvery, Director of the Pentagon Force Protection Agency, reflects on his career, family and culture. For more on the Department of Defense, visit: defense.gov
CCSF: Best, OK, and Worst Citizenship Interview Strategies
50+ videos of mock interviews and interview strategies.
janmdotorg: I Want the Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story (video)
Video produced by JANM's 2013 Getty Multicultural Undergraduate Interns, and the Watase Media Arts Center, to promote the Smithsonian's traveling exhibition, "I Want The Wide American Earth: An Asian Pacific American Story."
KQED: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month playlist
Asian Pacific Americans celebrate their heritage in the San Francisco Bay Area.
LOC: South Pacific Islands Archive
The South Pacific Islands Web Archive covers the following twenty islands/countries: American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, French Polynesia, Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, New Caledonia, Niue, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
LOC: Samoan Culture (video)
Rep. Aumua Amata, American Samoa's third Member of Congress and the first woman elected to the House American Samoa, discussed Samoan culture and history. Also generations of Samoan culture were illustrated by items found in a variety of Library
A series of thoughtful visual essays and explainers, hosted by Emmy award-winning journalist, Dolly Li, and Asian studies scholar and professor, Adrian De Leon.
VOANews: Growing Asian-American Community Could Influence US Elections (video)
The growing number of Asian-American voters in the United States doesn’t necessarily translate into political clout in U.S. elections. Many who are eligible to vote sit on the sidelines. One organization wants to remove some barriers it says are in the way of getting Asian-Americans to vote. Search the VOANews YouTube channel for more AAPI videos.
- A Proclamation on Asian American, Native Hawaiian, And Pacific Islander Heritage Month, 2022 presidential action
- President’s Advisory Commission on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders Meeting video
- Vice President Harris Swears-In Members of the President's Advisory Commission on AANHPI video
- FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities Across the Country statement
- Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants in Chinese-traditional
- Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants in Chinese-simplified
- Cantonese Public Engagement Event 2015(video)
- 关于入籍常见的问题—美国公民及移民服务局制作 (video)
- 如何成为美国公民—美国公民及移民服务局制作 (video)
- 童年入境暂缓遣返手续常见的问题—美国公民及移民服务局制作 (video)
- 童年入境暂缓遣返手续—美国公民及移民服务局制作 (video)
- Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants in Vietnamese
Thirty plus 100 civics questions from community organizationsStudy guides for the U.S. citizenship test are available in six languages: Arabic, Nepali, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian, Somali, Spanish, VietnameseThis is an outstanding collection translations of the N-400 by the The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC) and its partners.Mock interviews and quizzes and videos
Asian American and Native Hawaiian, Pacific Islander Heritage Month 2022
Every May during Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and throughout the year, the National Park Service and our partners share those histories and the continuing culture thriving in parks and communities today.
A Brief Glimpse: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study [PDF 2.6 MB]
A Brief Glimpse: Asian American Pacific Islander National Historic Landmark Theme Study - This is the introductory essay of Finding a Path Forward: Asian American/Pacific Islander National Historic Landmarks Theme Study.
Asian Reflections on the American Landscape: Identifying and Interpreting Asian Heritage
Find Your Place: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
This 18-page booklet examines the enduring and influential presence of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders—from the earliest settlement of the country to the economic development of the West to the desegregation of public schools in the 20th century and political influence in the 21st. A core essay traces their impact on the American landscape, followed by the stories of seven signature places commemorating the legacy. A concluding section illustrates how this heritage is preserved today, transcending “bricks and mortar” preservation to include a celebration of collective experience.
Historic Preservation from the Ground Up: The Harada House [PDF 3.9 MB] uses a house in Riverside, California as a case study in how a community can participate in local preservation. The Harada House has become a landmark in the fight for Asian American civil rights. Despite its significance, the road to its preservation was a long and contentious one.
Saturday, May 14, 2022
uscitizenpod: N-400 Part 18 Detailed Review: Oath of Allegiance
VOCABULARY: Renounce and abjure | Foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty | Constitution | Allegiance | Bear arms | Noncombatant | Work of national importance | Obligation
All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization
Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30
Friday, May 13, 2022
VOCABULARY: U.S. Constitution | U.S. Government | Oath of Allegiance | Bear Arms | Non-Combatant | Work of National Importance Under Civilian Direction
All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization
Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30
Thursday, May 12, 2022
VOCABULARY: Army | Navy | Air Force | Marines | Coast Guard | Selective Service | The Draft Download the pdf (corrected) All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30
Wednesday, May 11, 2022
VOCABULARYNOT TRUE = false | fraudulent | misleading | lieHAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO ILLEGALLYgain entry (admission) or an immigration benefit?IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS =remove | removal | exclude | exclusion | deport | deportation | rescind | rescission
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Monday, May 9, 2022
Sunday, May 8, 2022
Ann Reeves Jarvis was a peace activist who took care of wounded soldiers on both sides of the American Civil War. After the war, she hosted Mother's Day Friendship picnics for the women on both sides of the war. She also created Mother's Day Work Clubs to address public health issues.
After Ann Reeves Jarvis died, her daughter, Anna Jarvis, wanted to honor her mother by continuing the work that her mother had started. Anna Jarvis started a petition to set aside one day every year to honor all mothers. She said that a mother is "the person who has done more for you than anyone in the world."
In 1908, Anna Jarvis sent a petition to Congress to make Mother's Day a national holiday. Although Congress rejected the petition, many states and cities adopted the idea. In 1914, Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, held on the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers.
Name one problem that led to the Civil War.
- civil rights
- first amendment rights
- states’ rights
- women's rights
What are two ways that Americans can participate in their democracy?
- join a camping group
- join a civic group
- join a comedy group
- join a community group
Name two national U.S. holidays.
- Memorial Day
- Mother's Day
- Valentine's Day
- Veterans Day
Image Source: USPS Mother of America Stamp
Friday, May 6, 2022
Kulwinder Singh PASSED his interview, but there were some tense moments: the USCIS officer said there was another person with the same name and case details who had been deported! Mr. Singh kept his cool and answered all of the officer's questions about deportation. Most interviews go smoothly, but you still need to prepare how to answer awkward questions. Good job, Mr. Singh!
Here are his practice interviews:
Thursday, May 5, 2022
Yingyu's Practice Citizenship Interview (easiest)
Mindy's Practice Citizenship Interview (most difficult)
Wednesday, May 4, 2022
Kazi passed his interview the next day, July 8, 2019! Watch Kazi's other interviews
Kazi's First Interview (Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview 2)
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Candy Tran's Citizenship interview is next week, so here is her third practice interview with civics questions and reading/writing test. Note her explanation about the difference between the name on her Legal Permanent residence Card (Green Card) and her Legal Name. Check back soon for updated Closed Captions.
Watch all of Candy Tran's Citizenship Interviews:
Candy Tran's First Practice Citizenship Video--UPDATED!
Candy Tran's Second Practice Citizenship Interview
Candy Tran’s Third Practice Citizenship Interview
Candy Tran nói về cuộc phỏng vấn thi công dân Hoa Kỳ của cô
Candy Tran Talks About Her U.S. Citizenship Interview