US Citizenship Podcast

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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Listen to mock Citizenship interviews, quizzes, and news about becoming a new United States citizen.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-07 18:48
last episode published
2019-08-07 11:00
publication frequency
8.2 days
Contributors
US Citizenship Podcast author  
Jennifer Gagliardi and Milpitas Adult Education School owner  
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Number of Episodes
550
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7.08.2019

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

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 pr...
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29.07.2019

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

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 video: https://youtu.be/Pgc5m-jZ7iU podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/census-sm4.mp3 blogpost: http:/...
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19.07.2019

NEWS ALERT: USCIS Will Update the Naturalization Civics Test!

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....
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13.07.2019

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

Today is Friday, July 12, 2019. Last week, I did A Quick Comparison between the USCIS N-400 and 2020 Census Form: Podcast: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/census.mp3 Video: https://youtu.be/6dnF93zELuw This week I will give a quick update abou...
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2.07.2019

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

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...
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18.03.2019

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

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. Citize...
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14.02.2019

N-400 Part 12 Vocabulary Review

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 1...
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8.02.2019

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

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 captio...
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30.01.2019

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

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...
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22.01.2019

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 6

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 ...
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16.01.2019

USCIS and Immigration Scams with Officer Arwen FitzGerald

Listen to an in-depth discussion about USCIS and Immigration Scams with USCIS Public Affairs Officer Arwen FitzGerald Intro Recent Phone and Email Scams USCIS never requests payment or info via phone/phone! Good and Bad Smart Phone Apps USCIS.gov Comm...
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9.01.2019

USCIS is OPEN for Business!

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. The ...
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2.01.2019

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 5

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 ...
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25.12.2018

US Immigration and Travel Services during the Government Shutdown

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 Applicatio...
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18.12.2018

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 4

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 (...
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12.12.2018

Travel Questions during the USCIS Interview with Dr Patricia Hernandez

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 ...
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4.12.2018

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 3

Today we will listen to our second interview with Officer David. You can download the Casual Citizenship Interview at uscitizenpod.com and practice with a classmate, friend, or family member. A "Casual" Citizenship Interview Based on the USCIS N-400r (...
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28.11.2018

Third Citizenship Quiz in Honor of Native American Heritage Month

The get out the #NativeVote initiative swept in more Native Americans into local, state, and national offices.  Practice for your Citizenship interview by learning more about these new Native American office holders and Native American Heritage Month. ...
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22.11.2018

A US Citizenship Quiz about the History of Thanksgiving

15 Civics Questions about the history of Thanksgiving.  Includes bonus pdf! See:  Thanksgiving N-400 Interview (2016/2017) pdf: https://goo.gl/x8hNUG mp3 v1: https://goo.gl/d4ZuK4 mp3 v2: http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/thanksgiving-interview-2...
17.11.2018

What's New with USCIS? An Interview with USCIS Public Affairs Officer Arwen FitzGerald

We are back from our hiatus with an interview with USCIS Public Affairs Arwen FitzGerald.  She talks about the latest developments from USCIS, particularly the MyUSCIS account which you can use to apply for citizenship online. For more information, see...
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31.10.2018

Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2018

All Saints and Day of the Dead are part of a 3-day festival that remembers the lives of those who passed before us. Here are some great Americans who passed away this year. Citizenship Quiz for All Saints and Day of the Dead 2018 listen: http://traffic...
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13.09.2018

Min Hui Liu Talks about her U.S. Citizenship Interview

Next week is Constitution and Citizenship Week during which students young and old study and sign the Constitution, affirming their commitment to uphold the principles and laws of the United States. USCIS and federal judges co-host special Oath Ceremon...
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5.09.2018

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David Part 2

Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. Before we begin, we would like to note that the Senatei s discussing the nomination for the next Supreme Co...
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28.08.2018

U.S. Citizenship Interview with Officer David

Before we begin, we would like to mark the passing of Senator John McCain. in the democratic strongholds of San Jose and Milpitas, this republican senator is held in high esteem as a warrior who pursued peace out of his deep respect for the Vietnamese ...
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20.08.2018

US Citizenship Interview with Felipe Toledo

Today we celebrate Back to School Week with an quick interview with Felipe Toledo. Felipe is a proud father of five children, whose daughter is currently serving in a non-combatant position in the US Army Reserves. Let's get started! LISTEN to US Citiz...
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13.08.2018

Min Hui's Citizenship Interview

Applicants who used to wait about four months for a Citizenship Interview appointment are now waiting eight months or more. This weekend I received a joyful text from my long-time student, Min Hui, that she finally received her citizenship appointment ...
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6.08.2018

US Citizenship Interview with Min Zheng

Please forgive my sudden hiatus--my father has a series of stroke during Memorial Day and died in early in July. He was a master teacher, and although I am devastated my his loss, I continued to work with my students during this time. Here is a recordi...
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12.07.2018

Guam!

Today we talk to Annie Marie Rivera Montes, who is a native of Guam and a teacher (retired) of the Chamorro culture. Guam is a territory of the United States in the western Pacific Ocean. It is the westernmost point (in terms of jurisdiction) and terri...
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15.06.2018

Linda Chen talks about PASSING her US Citizenship Interview

Linda Chen talks about studying for, going to, and PASSING her US Citizenship Interview. At the end of the interview, she gives tips in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Listen to all three of Linda's practice interviews: A Casual Citizenship Interview with Lind...
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30.05.2018

Citizenship Interview with Osman Nejat (Kabul, Afghanistan)

A short citizenship interview with "examiner" with Osman Nejat (Kabul, Afghanistan), the Citizenship and GED/HiSET teacher from New Haven Adult School.  After the interview, Teacher Osman reflects on being bi-lingual and bi-cultural in America. This in...
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24.05.2018

Citizenship Interview with Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem)

In honor of Ramadan, my fellow teacher, Nahil Ireiqat (Jerusalem), asks questions based N-400 Application for Naturalization and requests further explanation for Part 12 vocabulary. You can follow along at: A “Regular” Citizenship Interview Based on th...
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10.05.2018

San Diego Citizenship Interview with Teacher Thu Ha Nguyen

In this interview, I interview Teacher Thu Ha Nguyen about her online citizenship course that she developed for the San Diego Continuing Education (SDCE) which is the adult education division of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD). This in...
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1.05.2018

Milpitas Adult School Open House Citizenship Interview with Chris Norwood

Part 1: Chris Norwood, Vice-President of the MUSD School Board of Trustees, conducts a mock Citizenship Interviews with Teacher Jennifer Part 2: Chris Norwood, Vice-President of the MUSD School Board of Trustees, talks about the Milpitas Unified School...
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15.04.2018

Adult Education Matters Interview Part 2

An interview with Principal Giuliana Brahim of Milpitas Adult Education. First, you will hear basic 25 question interview based on the USCIS N-400. Then, Principal Giuliana describes Milpitas Adult Education and Corrections programs and the future of A...
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14.04.2018

Adult Education Matters Interview Part 1

An interview with Principal Giuliana Brahim of Milpitas Adult Education. First, you will hear a simple, 10 question interview twice: once with single words answers, and the second time Principal Giuliana answers the questions in complete sentences. Alt...
1.04.2018

A U.S. Citizenship Quiz for Easter

Today's quiz pairs ten citizenship questions with ten American Christians from the western Catholic and Protestant traditions: Bartolomé de las Casas Sojourner Truth Aimee Semple McPherson Dorothy Day and Peter Maurin Bishop Fulton Sheen Mother Angelic...
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19.03.2018

2018 Spring U.S. Citizenship Interview with Pari Akbari, Iran

Happy Spring! Before we begin today's interview, I encourage you to visit the updated uscis.gov homepage. Of particular note are their self-service tools under the Tool header. You can easily file your N-400 online, check your case status, check applic...
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13.03.2018

Ten New Citizenship Resources

Spring time is conference season! Here are ten new resources (in alphabetical order) that I talk about in my Citizenship workshops. Let's get started! 1. 60-Second Civics Podcast http://www.civiced.org/60-second-civics   60-Second Civics is a daily pod...
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6.03.2018

Eight Outstanding Americans by Choice for International Women’s Day!

From 2006-2017, USCIS gave the Outstanding Americans by Choice Award to naturalized citizens who have made significant contributions to both their community and their adopted country, America. We continue this tradition with a quiz honoring eight outst...
23.02.2018

2018 Lunar New Year Citizenship Interview

Happy New Year!  Today, I interview my fellow teacher, Hongyan, who is preparing for her Citizenship Interview. After the interview, Teacher Hongyan, shares with us some tips about studying English and her volunteer work at our local library in which s...
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19.02.2018

Presidents' Day Quiz

Over 40 USCIS Civics and History Questions about our Presidents Download the PDFs: Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part A: Washington and Lincoln http://traffic.libsyn.com/uscitizenpod/pres-quiz-2011-a.pdf  Presidents’ Day Quiz 2011 Part B: Executive Branch...
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12.02.2018

15 USCIS History Questions in Honor of African-American History Month

Happy African-American History Month! During the month of February, US Citizenship Podcast explores the connection between the African American History and the USCIS Citizenship Interview THIS EPISODE INCLUDES A BONUS PDF! This quiz is a companion 15 U...
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6.02.2018

A US Citizenship Interview for African-American History Month 2018

Happy African-American History Month! During the month of February, US Citizenship Podcast explores the connection between the African American History and the USCIS Citizenship Interview. Our first interview is a re-edit of a Citizenship interview wit...
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28.01.2018

Don't let any day go by without studying Citizenship!

Last year, I am released a free pdf "Mix-and-Match U.S. Citizenship Interviews and Quizzes." which contained 20 practice interview scripts based on the N-400 and 40 civics quizzes based on the USCIS Civics questions http://eepurl.com/c30oVz People can ...
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20.01.2018

USCIS and the Government Shutdown

In this episode, we talk about USCIS, the Government shutdown,and how to contact your federal government representatives. The Government Shutdown does not affect Citizenship services. The USCIS will continue to process USCIS Form N-400 Applications fo...
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13.01.2018

The USCIS N-400 and Fee Waivers

Recently I have received several questions about the new N-400 Online application and fee waivers. Question: Can I apply for citizenship online (N-400) with fee waiver (I-912) or fee reduction (I-942)? Answer: At this time, you cannot apply for citizen...
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29.12.2017

Intro to the USCIS Online N-400 Application for Naturalization

Applicants can file Form N-400, Application for Naturalization online through their USCIS online account. When they use the interactive Form N-400, applicants will see questions, alerts, and notifications specific to the answers they provide while comp...
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16.12.2017

Edwin Cornejo's Citizenship Interview

  Every week, we bring you practice interviews, quizzes, resources, and the latest news that help you get ready for your US citizenship interview. GREAT NEWS! You can now file you N-400 online at https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/. I will also post more ...
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9.12.2017

What is a U Visa?

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence is an international campaign to challenge violence against women and girls. The campaign runs very year from November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, to December...
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5.12.2017

What is a T Visa?

I am a life-long cyberfeminist. Among my many computer projects, I started an email list for people going to the 1995 United Nations Women's Conference in Beijing and followed up by managing a list for domestic violence workers, victims, and survivors....
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