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Prepare for your U.S. Citizenship Interview with mock interviews, civics quizzes, and the latest citizenship and immigration news and resources.

Prepare for your U.S. Citizenship Interview with mock interviews, civics quizzes, and the latest citizenship and immigration news and resources.
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Prepare for your U.S. Citizenship Interview with mock interviews, civics quizzes, and the latest citizenship and immigration news and resources.

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Episodes

10 Quick Tips About Immigration Scams (audio only)

9/11/2019
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Tip 1: Common Immigration Scams https://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/common-scams Tip 2: Scam Alerts https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alertshttps://www.consumer.ftc.gov/taxonomy/term/863 Tip 3: Notario Scams https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ files/articles/pdf/pdf-0203-fotonovela-notario-scams.pdf https://www.consumidor.ftc.gov/ articulos/spdf-0203-estafas-de-notario.pdf Tip 4: Resources to Avoid Immigration Scams www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/resource-center Tip 5: U.S. Government...

Duration:00:07:44

10 Quick Tips About Immigration Scams

9/11/2019
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Tip 1: Common Immigration Scams https://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/common-scams Tip 2: Scam Alerts https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/features/scam-alertshttps://www.consumer.ftc.gov/taxonomy/term/863 Tip 3: Notario Scams https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/ files/articles/pdf/pdf-0203-fotonovela-notario-scams.pdf https://www.consumidor.ftc.gov/ articulos/spdf-0203-estafas-de-notario.pdf Tip 4: Resources to Avoid Immigration Scams www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/resource-center Tip 5: U.S. Government...

Duration:00:07:45

Love and Citizenship from the Heart of California

9/3/2019
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Love and Citizenship from the Heart of California: an US Citizenship Interview with Rene Smith ESL/Citizenship Instructor Madera Adult School https://www.madera.k12.ca.us/Page/4134 Teacher Jennifer does a practice US Citizenship interview with Teacher Rene (Madera Adult School), then Rene about her own experience about becoming a US citizen and preparing students to become US Citizens. For more info about Adult Education, see: California Adult Education...

Duration:00:48:17

The New USCIS Public Charge Rule

8/22/2019
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I would like to make a few comments about the new USCIS "public charge" rule before I read the rule's summary and full text. A “public charge” is a person who depends on the government to pay for his or her food, clothing, housing, healthcare, and more. The new USCIS "public charge" rule says that an immigrant to the United States must be able to financially support his- or herself. If a person cannot support his- or herself, then he or she will not be allowed to legally enter the United...

Duration:00:16:02

iCount! An Interview with the San Mateo Adult School Census Ambassador Team

8/7/2019
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iCount! An Intetrview with the San Mateo Adult School Census Ambassador Team Today we will continue our series: U.S. Citizenship and the 2020 Census San Mateo County is partnering with the San Mateo Adult School to pilot a Census Ambassador training program, which will be launched across the county in Fall 2019. In the previous podcast, we interviewed Aparna Ramakrishnan from the San Mateo County Census Team. In this interview, we hear from the San Mateo Adult School Ambassador...

Duration:01:10:09

The 2020 Census: We are counting on YOU to make sure that WE ALL COUNT!

7/29/2019
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The 2020 Census: We are counting on YOU to make sure that WE ALL COUNT! An Interview with Aparna Ramakrishnan from the SMC Census Team https://youtu.be/Pgc5m-jZ7iUhttp://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/census-sm4.mp3 http://www.uscitizenpod.com/2019/07/the-2020-census-we-are-counting-on-you.html Today we will continue our series New Series: U.S. Citizenship and the U.S. Census 2020 Every 10 years, the federal government is required to count all residents in the United States, citizens...

Duration:02:00:45

NEWS ALERT: USCIS Will Update the Naturalization Civics Test!

7/19/2019
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In this podcast, I read, comment and summarize the latest USCIS memo about updates to the USCIS Civics test. Watch for upcoming discussions between US government agencies, adult educators, community-based organization, and stakeholders, https://lincs.ed.gov/ USCIS Announces Plan to Improve the Naturalization Test (July 19, 2019) https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-announces-plan-improve-naturalization-test WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is...

Duration:00:07:17

No Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census BUT....

7/13/2019
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Today is Friday, July 12, 2019. Last week, I did A Quick Comparison between the USCIS N-400 and 2020 Census Form: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/census.mp3https://youtu.be/6dnF93zELuw This week I will give a quick update about the 2020 Census Form Citizenship Question. Let's get started. This past week, people closely followed the news about the 2020 Census. They wanted to know if the 2020 Census would include a Citizenship Question. The answer to this question seemed to change...

Duration:00:07:55

A Quick Comparison between the USCIS N-400 and Census 2020

7/1/2019
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We are back from out hiatus with a new series about U.S. Citizenship and the U.S. Census 2020. The first episode is a quick comparison between the USCIS N-400 and Census 2020. Check out our YouTube channel for a video version of this podcast and many more practice Citizenship interviews. For more info about the Census 2020: Follow Hansi Lo Wang @hansilowang on Twitter NPR.org national correspondent covering #2020Census The New Yorker: How the Census Changed America by Ted Widmer, May 1,...

Duration:00:10:20

100 Civics Questions (in random order) for Your U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David

3/18/2019
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Officer David is back with all of the USCIS Civics Questions. The questions are asked in sets of ten (all the questions ending in 1 are asked first, followed by the 2s, etc). You can listen and watch Officer David's other interviews below: U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 1 podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/officer-david-interview.mp3 video with subtitles: https://youtu.be/WFT0qmr1hl4 U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 2 podcast: ...

Duration:00:13:27

N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary Review

2/13/2019
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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 revised N-400). This review is based on: N-400r Part 12 Overview Quiz (27 questions) http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/n-400r-12-overview-quiz.pdf Also watch/listen to: uscitizenpod: Preview of the Revised USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (March 2019) A quick preview of the...

Duration:00:10:40

Preview of the Revised USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (March 2019)

2/8/2019
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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. A closed caption video of this podcast is available at https://youtu.be/jMWCwr4EIc4 Info source: Form N-400, Application for Naturalization OMB No. 1615-0052 Expires...

Duration:00:05:59

U.S. Citizenship N-400 Part 12 Quiz (20 Questions)

1/30/2019
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Milpitas Adult Students Guangfang Tao (Shenzhen, China) and Van Thi Bach Thach (Saigon, Vietnam) prepare to become #new US citizens in the Lunar New Year by practicing N-400 Part 12 vocabulary. Download the pdf and take the quiz: Introduction to the N-400r Part 12 Quiz (20 questions) http://goo.gl/0HdOVp Watch Van and her sister's videos: Van Thi Bach Thach Practices for her U.S. Citizenship Interview https://youtu.be/t3DpLTnbw8A Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship...

Duration:00:06:23

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 6

1/22/2019
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Today we will listen to our sixth interview with Officer David. You can download the Regular Citizenship Interview at uscitizenpod.com and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (6 pgs, 75 questions) (updated 10/01/2016) pdf: http://goo.gl/Q5BhXk ppt: https://goo.gl/GUfiKY vocab pdf: https://goo.gl/PsDrG9 USCIS 100 Remix Quiz "Sixes" 06, 16, 26, 36, 46, 56, 66, 76, 86,...

Duration:00:11:19

USCIS and Immigration Scams with Officer Arwen FitzGerald

1/16/2019
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Listen to an in-depth discussion about USCIS and Immigration Scams with USCIS Public Affairs Officer Arwen FitzGerald USCIS.gov Common Scams Webpage https://www.uscis.gov/avoid-scams/common-scams If you need help with your questions: USCIS.govhttps://www.justice.gov/eoir/board-of-immigration-appeals More Immigration Scam resources MUST READ!!!!! In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero (Chapter 3 to Chapter 5) DOJ.gov: EXECUTIVE OFFICE FOR IMMIGRATION...

Duration:00:18:52

USCIS is OPEN for Business!

1/9/2019
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This podcast is a super-quick reminder from USCIS Public Affairs Officer Arwen FitzGerald that USCIS is OPEN for Business during the partial Government Shutdown. See the show notes for links to the new Civics Questions update and USCIS Fees Tool. You can read the full USCIS alert: The Government Shutdown does not affect Citizenship services. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/lapse-federal-funding-does-not-impact-most-uscis-operations or listen to/watch our podcast: US Immigration and...

Duration:00:02:32

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 5

1/1/2019
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Today we will listen to our fifth interview with Officer David. You can download the Typical Citizenship Interview at uscitizenpod.com and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. A “Typical” Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (4 pages) pdf http://goo.gl/9Z97UK ppt https://goo.gl/2hwOsc vocab pdf https://goo.gl/AMNMqy "Fives" 05, 15, 25, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75, 85, 95 http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/q05s.pdf U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David...

Duration:00:09:51

US Immigration and Travel Services during the Government Shutdown

12/25/2018
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Lets begin with USCIS.gov The Government Shutdown does not affect Citizenship services. https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/lapse-federal-funding-does-not-impact-most-uscis-operations 12/22/2018 USCIS will continue to process USCIS Form N-400 Applications for Naturalization and interview applicants for U.S. Citizenship. ded activities. USCIS offices will remain open, and all individuals should attend interviews and appointments as scheduled. USCIS will continue to accept petitions and...

Duration:00:08:41

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 4

12/18/2018
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Today we will listen to our fourth interview with Officer David. You can download the Common Citizenship Interview at uscitizenpod.com and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. A "Common" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (53qs, 2pgs) (updated 06/12/2016) pdf: http://goo.gl/cPTyRL USCIS 100 Remix Quizzes: "Fours" 04, 14, 24, 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84, 94 pdf: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/q04s.pdf Listen/Watch all of the Officer David Interviews U.S....

Duration:00:20:58

Travel Questions during the USCIS Interview with Dr Patricia Hernandez

12/12/2018
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This is the first part of a two part interview with Dr Patricia Hernandez. She talks about one of her students who was extensively questioned during her USCIS naturalization interview about her travel outside of the United States to Mexico. The key to the student's success was to maintain eye contact with the USCIS officer as the student responded directly to each question. Travel Questions during the USCIS Interview with Dr Patricia Hernandez (Part 1) podcast:...

Duration:00:08:04