Wednesday, May 25, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 08 of 10

 


Civics Quizzes
  • 100:78-87 Recent American History and Other Important Historical Information pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Eights” pdf
  • 15 Civil Rights pdf
  • 16 Civic Responsibilities pdf

N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 Part 12 Quiz I pdf

Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Louay Safi (Damascus, Syria) pdf

Learn more!
  • US Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day post

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 07 of 10

 
 
uscitizenpod: Huyen's Practice Citizenship Interview based on the USCIS N-400

Civics Quizzes
  • 100:70-77 American History: the 1800s pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Sevens” pdf
  • 13 Groups (Civics) pdf
  • 14 Groups (History) pdf

N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 Regular Interview Quiz II pdf

Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Norma Torres Mendoza (Escuintla, Guatemala) pdf
Learn more!
  • US Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day post

Monday, May 23, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 06 of 10



Civics Quizzes
  • 100:58-70 American History: Colonial Period and Independence pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Sixes” pdf
  • 11 Freedom and more pdf
  • 12 Write and Rights pdf

N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 Regular Interview Quiz pdf

Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Nimco Ahmed (Mogadishu, Somalia) pdf

Learn more!
  • US Citizenship Resources for Memorial Day post

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Abortion Rights Rollback in US Could Ripple Across Globe

 


The right of American women to have an abortion will be severely restricted if the Supreme Court reverses its 1973 decision to legalize the procedure. VOA's Veronica Balderas Iglesias spoke to activists on three continents and found grave concern about what impact a U.S. ruling overturning Roe v. Wade could have around the world. Videographer/Video editor: Veronica Balderas Iglesias Originally published at - https://www.voanews.com/a/abortion-rights-rollback-in-us-could-ripple-across-globe-/6580923.html 

POP QUIZ

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

U.S. Citizenship Review 05 of 10

 


Civics Quizzes
  • USCIS 100:48-57 Rights and Responsibilities pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Five” pdf
  • 09 Do/Did? pdf
  • 10 Law, Gov't, Economy pdf

N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 Casual Interview Quiz pdf

Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Maria Guerrero (Palmira, Colombia) pdf

Thursday, May 19, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 04 of 10

 

uscitizenpod: A “Typical” Citizenship Interview

Civics Quizzes
  • 100:37-47 System of Gov’t: Judicial Branch, State Gov’t, Political Parties pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Fours” pdf
  • 07 Name One (Civics) pdf
  • 08 Name One (History) pdf
N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 Basic Interview Quiz pdf
Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for América Griselda Ayes (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) pdf

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 03 of 10

 


Civics Quizzes
  • 100:15, 26-36 System of Government: Executive Branch pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Threes” pdf
  • 05 Numbers pdf
  • 06 Name Two (or more) pdf
N-400 Quiz
  • N-400 C-1 Elementary Interview Quiz pdf
Integration Quiz
  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Rend al-Rahim (Baghdad, Iraq) pdf 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 02 of 10

 
 
Civics Quizzes

  • 100:13-14, 16-25 Systems of Government: Legislative Branch pdf
  • USCIS 100 “Twos” pdf
  • 03 Places pdf
  • 04 Dates pdf

N-400 Quiz

  • N-400 B-1 Easy Interview Quiz pdf

Integration Quiz

  • Citizenship Interview Quiz for Hushang Ansary (Ahvaz, Iran) pdf

Monday, May 16, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Review 01 of 10

 
 
uscitizenpod: Huang Yanli's Interview

Civics Quizzes

  • 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 Quiz

  • N-400 Beginning Interview Quiz pdf

Integration Quiz

  • Citizenship Interview with Juah Sarwee plus 10qs about US Geography and Symbols pdf

Sunday, May 15, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Updated 05-14-2022.  Check back for more updates.



state.gov: Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month (APAHM)

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.

Facts and figures about Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders based on the 2020 Census.  Also watch their video overview.

Add to this list a couple of graphic novels: "Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now" by Jeff Yang, Philip Wang, et al; "The Best We Could Do: An Illustrated Memoir" by Thi Bui; and "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang 

Mini-lessons about three Supreme Court cases: United States v. Wong Kim Ark; Korematsu v. United States; Lau v. Nichols.  Plus a video about Rep. Patsy Mink (HW)

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

NPR Programming this month highlighting Asian American and Pacific Islander stories and people,

PBS Voices: A People's History of Asian America
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.

Resources to address anti-Asian racism plus a tool to report hate crimes in multiple languages.

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.

wh.gov: Asian American, Native Hawaiian, & Pacific Islander Month 2022
  • 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

USCIS


Indonesian USCIS resources | citizenship resources




Other Multilingual Citizenship Resources

Thirty plus 100 civics questions from community organizations

Study guides for the U.S. citizenship test are available in six languages: Arabic, Nepali, Serbo-Croatian/Bosnian, Somali, Spanish, Vietnamese

This 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

Mock interviews videos.  Special playlists include Lunar New Year Citizens and Desi-Americans

NPS.gov

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 [PDF 196 KB] examines Asian cultural heritage found in the American built environment and its interpretation within NPS cultural resources programs.
Find Your Place: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders [PDF 2.1 MB]
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.

Updated 05-15-2022; Check back for updates!

Saturday, May 14, 2022

N-400 Part 18 Detailed Review: Oath of Allegiance

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 PDF: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/uscitizenpod/n-400r-2016-18.pdf 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

N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12k Detailed Review: Question 45-50: Attachment to the Constitution

uscitizenpod: N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12k Detailed Review: Question 45-50: Attachment to the Constitution

VOCABULARY: U.S. Constitution | U.S. Government | Oath of Allegiance | Bear Arms | Non-Combatant | Work of National Importance Under Civilian Direction PDF: https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/uscitizenpod/n-400r-2016-12k.pdf 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

N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12i Detailed Review: Question 37-44: U.S. Military Service

uscitizenpod: N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12i Detailed Review: Question 37-44: U.S. Military Service

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

N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12i Detailed Review: Question 31-36: Deportation

VOCABULARY

NOT TRUE = false | fraudulent | misleading | lie

HAVE YOU EVER TRIED TO ILLEGALLY
gain entry (admission) or an immigration benefit?

IMMIGRATION PROCEEDINGS =
remove | removal | exclude | exclusion | deport | deportation | rescind | rescission

Download the pdf

All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization

Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

N-400 Part 12h Detailed Review: Question 30: Crime


uscitizenpod: N-400 Practice Interview: Part 12h Detailed Review: Question 30: Crime Vocabulary: Habitual Drunkard | Prostitute | Illegal Drugs | Bigamy | Married for Immigration Benefit | Help someone enter the US illegally | Illegal Gambling | Fail to pay Child Support | Alimony | Lie to Get Public Benefits Download pdf:
All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization

Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30

Monday, May 9, 2022

N-400 Part 12g Detailed Review: Question 22-29: Criminal Records



Vocabulary: Crime | Arrested | Charged with a Crime |Convicted | Rehabilitative Program | Probation | Parole | Jail | Prison

download the pdf

All Thirty N-400 Section Practice Interviews Based on the USCIS Application for Naturalization

Download all scripts: https://bit.ly/uscit-30

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mother's Day!



uscitizenpod: Three Citizenship Questions for Mother's Day (video)

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

Source: Wikipedia
Image Source: USPS Mother of America Stamp

Friday, May 6, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Lesson 75 | 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:

Kulwinder Singh’s 1st Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh’s 2nd Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh’s 3rd Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh’s 4th Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh’s 5th Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh’s 6th Practice Citizenship Interview

Kulwinder Singh Talks about his Citizenship Interview

N-400
USA Learns 
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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Lesson 73 | 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)

Kazi’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview

Kazi Sabbir Ahmed's Third Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview

MST Saleha Khatun’s First Practice Citizenship Interview (Kazi's Mom) MST Saleha Khatun’s Second Practice Citizenship Interview (Kazi's Mom)

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USA Learns 
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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Lesson 72 | 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

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Monday, May 2, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Lesson 71 | 2022

Elvia Velázquez is back with Teacher Jennifer got a practice U.S. Citizenship plus dictation and Civics Questions. Closed Captions have been updated. Check Elvia's first interview in Spanish with fellow teacher Ana Mendoza:

La Entrevista de Ciudadanía en Español con audio mejorado!

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Elvia Velázquez (2nd interview; cc--updated!)

Both interview were recorded at #tdls sponsored by OTAN.us Learn more about Gonzales Adult School's Citizenship and Distance Learning Programs at https://ae.gonzalesusd.net/

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

U.S. Citizenship Resources for May: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, Memorial Day, and more!

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month post  (updated!)

U.S. Citizenship Resources for Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr post

Cinco de Mayo post


Mother's Day post


Pentecost post


Memorial Day post


Check back for more!