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Prepare for the USCIS Citizenship Interview. Includes practice interviews based on the USCIS N-400, recordings of the USCIS 100 History & Politics Questions, and basic tips for interviewees. This podcast is appropriate for ESL students and Citizenship students. For more info, go to uscitizenship.com. This podcast may be used for educational and private practice only, and cannot be used for any commercial purposes.

Prepare for the USCIS Citizenship Interview. Includes practice interviews based on the USCIS N-400, recordings of the USCIS 100 History & Politics Questions, and basic tips for interviewees. This podcast is appropriate for ESL students and Citizenship students. For more info, go to uscitizenship.com. This podcast may be used for educational and private practice only, and cannot be used for any commercial purposes.

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Prepare for the USCIS Citizenship Interview. Includes practice interviews based on the USCIS N-400, recordings of the USCIS 100 History & Politics Questions, and basic tips for interviewees. This podcast is appropriate for ESL students and Citizenship students. For more info, go to uscitizenship.com. This podcast may be used for educational and private practice only, and cannot be used for any commercial purposes.

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English

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Episodes

The Stressed-out USCIS Officer and More Tips for Your Citizenship Interview

2/27/2021
Dr Hernandez and Teacher Jennifer give tips about The Stressed-out USCIS Officer and More Tips for Your Citizenship Interview (in English) https://youtu.be/HnpGEtdmUhI El estrés de los oficiales de USCIS, y sugerencias que pueden facilitar su entrevista de ciudadanía https://youtu.be/5dqymNu9u1s US Citizenship Resources for Women's History Month https://www.uscitizenpod.com/

Duration:00:12:40

2021-02-22 USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test

2/22/2021
You will hear the announcement in English, Español, 廣東話,普通話, Tiếng việt 2021-02-22 USCIS Reverts to the 2008 Version of the Naturalization Civics Test https://youtu.be/BbgG43pEpnw https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-reverts-to-the-2008-version-of-the-naturalization-civics-test USCIS Vuelve a la Versión del 2008 del Examen de Educación Cívica para...

Duration:00:12:48

Happy New Year, Happy New U.S. Citizen Thao Nguyen!

2/16/2021
Before we start the interview, I share some news about the 128 civics questions (check with USCIS.gov for confirmation). Then Thao answers N-400 and 10 civics questions, plus 1 reading and dictation question. Happy New Year, Happy New U.S. Citizen Thao Nguyen! Citizenship Resources for February http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2021/02/us-citizenship-resources-for-february.html Biden Is Planning To Scrap Trump's Version Of The Citizenship Test That Critics Said Was More...

Duration:00:48:31

N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary Review PLUS!

2/5/2021
This is an extended N-400 Part 12 vocabulary review with Quynh. When she doesn't understand a questions, she asks for clarification. This interview is based on N-400r Part 12 Overview Quizhttp://goo.gl/3m3t7K

Duration:00:27:39

Nga Tran's U.S. Citizenship Interview

1/29/2021
Nga Trans answers questions from the Basic Citizenship Interview, plus 10 Civics Questions, and then talks about her Citizenship interview.

Duration:00:37:54

USCIS Application Support Centers and Biometrics Updates

12/31/2020
USCIS: USCIS Application Support Centers Updates, Dec 29, 2020 https://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/USDHSCISINVITE/2020/12/29/file_attachments/1635668/ASC%20Updates.pdf Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, USCIS has experienced delays in scheduling or rescheduling application support center (ASC) appointments to collect biometrics. Current processing times are affected by several variables including demand and capacity at individual ASCs. The information below may help you...

Duration:00:13:35

A Practice U.S. Citizenship Interview with Ahmed Khan

12/15/2020
Ahmed Khan is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur who is practicing for his naturalization interview this week. We included extra civics and dictation practice. Let's get started!

Duration:00:44:41

Hung Do talks about his U.S. Citizenship Interview

11/21/2020
Hung went to his interview in Santa Ana, CA. Before the interview began, they gave him an iPad. The officer then went to another office, took off his mask, and talked to Hung via the iPad. Hung was able to see and hear the officer clearly. Also Hung answered questions in Vietnamese in a separate video. Videos Hung Do talks about his U.S. Citizenship Interview (English) https://youtu.be/T_IaF6qTuiA Hùng Đỗ nói về cuộc Phỏng vấn Quốc tịch Hoa Kỳ của mình. https://youtu.be/yhJAVhusDGQ

Duration:00:06:36

NEW USCIS 128 Civics Questions and Answers (2020 version)

11/13/2020
USCIS has revised the civics portion of the naturalization test. All applicants for naturalization with a filing date on or after Dec. 1, 2020, will be required to take the 2020 version of the civics test. For more information, visit The 2020 Version of the Civics Test page. Applicants for naturalization with a filing date before Dec. 1, 2020, are required to take the 2008 version of the civics test. With the 2020 version of the civics test, the USCIS officer will ask you to answer 20 out...

Duration:00:34:25

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2020

11/2/2020
All Saints and Day of the Dead are part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us. We honor the following list of Americans who passed before us: Jan 24 Pete Stark, member of the U.S. House of Representatives (1973–2013). Feb 23 Ahmaud Arbery, jogger, shot. Feb 24 Katherine Johnson, NASA mathematician, Mar 2 Charles Trimble, Native American advocate. Mar 13 Barbara Harris, American Episcopal prelate. Mar 13 Breonna Taylor, African-American woman and...

Duration:00:06:52

A mother with a newborn reports back about her Citizenship Interview

10/24/2020
Dr. Hernandez describes how her student found time to study for and pass her Citizenship interview. Super quick review of some Part 12 Vocabulary plus many interview tips! A mother with a newborn reports back about her Citizenship Interview video: https://youtu.be/b3bD3QxSIlE Una madre con un recién nacido informa sobre su entrevista de ciudadanía video: https://youtu.be/JYM5mJs7F-8 Examples of Dr. Hernandez's worksheets: What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 4 video:...

Duration:00:32:22

Get Organized for your U.S. Citizenship Interview!

10/6/2020
Teacher Patricia Hernandez and Teacher Jennifer Gagliardi talk about getting organized for your U.S. Citizenship Interview. These tips are for everyone, especially those whose eligibility is based on marriage to a U.S. citizen. We also talk about recent immigration news, encourage everyone to complete their Census, and advocate for alternative funding for USCIS. UPDATED VISA INFO IN SHOW NOTES! You can watch this podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/LrjLoMZle9A ---- USCIS responds to a...

Duration:00:39:47

USCIS Oct. 2 Fee Increase BLOCKED!

10/1/2020
USCIS responds to a judge's order to stop the increase of the citizenship fee from $725 to $1170 on October 2. CNN reported Tuesday night that a Federal judge blocked attempt to hike naturalization fees by 80%. The fee hike was supposed to go up on Oct.2. See the details at https://www.cnn.com/2020/09/29/politics/naturalization-fees-judge/index.html USCIS Response to Preliminary Injunction of Fee...

Duration:00:07:33

Mock U.S. Citizenship Interview

9/26/2020
Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Teacher Jennifer Gagliardi get together for a practice interview plus interview tips. This video is based on report-backs from recent Citizenship interviews in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and San Jose. You can watch the zoom video with sub-titles here:

Duration:00:32:10

Constitution Day and Citizenship Week Quiz

9/18/2020
Download the PDF and take the quiz: Twenty-seven N-400 & Civics Qs for US Constitution & Citizenship Week https://traffic.libsyn.com/secure/uscitizenpod/Const-Week-Quiz-2015.pdf Then listen to Teacher Jennifer's comments. Citizenship Resources for Constitution Day and Citizenship Week are available at http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2020/09/citizenship-resources-for-constitution.html

Duration:00:32:45

Good News from USCIS!

8/25/2020
Good News from USCIS! News Alert Aug 25, 2020 No furlough! https://www.cbsnews.com/news/uscis-abandons-furloughs-13000-employees-us-immigration-system/ Biometrics fee included in new N-400 fee Oct 2: https://s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspection.federalregister.gov/2020-16389.pdf pg 277 No New DACA Applications (This is bad news, but we think this will change soon because the Supreme Court ruled in favor of potential DACA...

Duration:00:11:40

USCIS Announces Fee Increase!

8/1/2020
The new fee structure, unveiled by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), is expected to take effect October 2. The cost of online naturalization applications is increasing from $640 to $1,160. There will also be a $50 fee for asylum-seekers. USCIS Adjusts Fees to Help Meet Operational Needs https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-adjusts-fees-to-help-meet-operational-needs Increase in US Immigration Fees Announced ...

Duration:00:03:11

What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 7

7/27/2020
Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Jennifer Gagliardi discuss 20 basic USCIS N-400 Part 12 vocabulary terms. Includes a quiz, an exploration of the new USCIS.gov website, news about the Furlough, and so much more! What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 7 Video with audio (1 hour!) https://bit.ly/uscis-week-7 Video with slides only, no audio (9 min) (Posted 7/26/2020) https://bit.ly/uscis-week-07-no 2020-07-25 Agenda 1. N-400 Part 12 Picture Vocabulary and Definition Quiz a. Overview...

Duration:01:06:53

What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 6

7/19/2020
Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Jennifer Gagliardi start with a shortened USCIS N-400 interview which focuses on difficult Part 12 vocabulary. 07/18/2020 Agenda: Practice Interview Don’t just say NO! 7 simple definitions for some new Vocabulary New Citizenship Resource: Voices of Freedom ebook USCIS San Jose Webinar (and more info about USCIS outreach) More info about immigration scams Migration Policy Institute Webinar Good News! DACA and ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)...

Duration:00:42:03

What's happening with the USCIS Openings? Week 5

7/13/2020
Dr. Patricia Hernandez and Jennifer Gagliardi talk very briefly about video comments and then move on to a practice USCIS N-400 interview and much more. 07/11/2020 Agenda: 1. Quick Comments and Request 2. Practice Interview 3. New Citizenship Resources--(Sorry, we skipped it. See below) 4. 2020 Calendar—before and after COVID-19 5. USCIS Webinar Seattle plus Migration Policy Institute Webinar 6. Immigration news headlines 7. ICE Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)...

Duration:00:49:47