Category: Government

31. If both the President and the Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?

  • The Speaker of the House

If both the president and vice president cannot serve, the next person in line is the speaker of the House of Representatives. This has not always been the procedure.

Soon after the country was founded, a law was passed that made the Senate president pro tempore the next in line after the president and vice president.

The president pro tempore presides over the Senate when the vice president is not there. Later in U.S. history, the secretary of state was third in line. With the Presidential Succession Act of 1947, Congress returned to the original idea of having a congressional leader next in line.

In 1967, the 25th Amendment was ratified. It established procedures for presidential and vice presidential succession.

** As you prepare for U.S. citizenship, Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons will help you study for the civics and English portions of the naturalization interview. There are 100 civics (history and government) questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test.

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23. Name your U.S. Representative.

Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting Delegates or Resident Commissioners may provide the name of that Delegate or Commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) Representatives in Congress.]

For a complete list of U.S. representatives and the districts they represent, go to www.house.gov.

** As you prepare for U.S. citizenship, Learn About the United States: Quick Civics Lessons will help you study for the civics and English portions of the naturalization interview. There are 100 civics (history and government) questions on the naturalization test. During your naturalization interview, you will be asked up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions. You must answer correctly six (6) of the 10 questions to pass the civics test.

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She is our Presidents Day’ Contest Winner

Our Presidents Day’ Contest Winner is is Dalila Prieto of El Paso!!
She will have her naturalization fees paid!!
Dalila is looking forward to the day she can raise his hand and be sworn in as a U.S. Citizen !!
What are you waiting for? Make 2019 the year that you “join the team” !!
Remember, American Tribute will have another contest for Independence Day!!
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100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Many Americans celebrate national or federal holidays. These holidays often honor people or events in our American heritage.

These holidays are “national” in a legal sense only for federal institutions and in the District of Columbia. Typically, federal offices are closed on these holidays. Each state can decide whether or not to celebrate the holiday. Businesses, schools, and commercial establishments may choose whether or not to close on these days.

Since 1971, federal holidays are observed on Mondays except for New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

Be part of our Presidents’ Day Contest!

Make 2019 the year that you become a U.S. Citizen! American Tribute is sponsoring a “Presidents’ Day” contest to have your USCIS fees paid when you submit your application for naturalization. Make sure you read the complete rules before you enter!

• You must have “liked” the Facebook page of American Tribute.
• Enter by private messaging the Facebook page “American Tribute”. You must include contact information (email and phone number) and the phrase:
“I want to be an American, just like President ___________!” in the message. You can choose to insert the name of any of the 45 American Presidents.
• You must actually enter the contest – entries in previous contests are not automatically carried over.
• You must be a permanent resident (have a green card), live in the United States, and are otherwise eligible to naturalize. Please check the USCIS web page to make sure that you are eligible. See https://www.uscis.gov/…/citizenship-thr…/path-us-citizenship to determine if you are eligible to naturalize.
• You are ineligible for the contest if you have already filed your form N-400.
• You must not have a criminal record.
• You must have a completed form N-400 or have all the information necessary to complete one.
A winner will be chosen by random drawing at 6 p.m. Central time on February 17, 2019 (the day before “Presidents’ Day”). American Tribute will make every effort to announce the winner by 4 pm Central time on Presidents’ Day. The winner will have until March 1, 2019 to confirm eligibility and help prepare N-400 paperwork. If the winner does not have a completed N-400 by March 1, 2019, the prize will expire. American Tribute reserves the right to select an alternate winner if the initial winner is ineligible.
This is not a cash prize – American Tribute will pay your USCIS fee to submit your form N-400 Application for Naturalization, but WILL NOT pay you any money directly. Any other costs (Passport Photos, Translations, Postage, Notary etc.) will be the responsibility of the winner.
In order to submit the filing fee, American Tribute will review your completed form, then attach the fee payment and mail the form to USCIS. This is done to ensure that the fees paid by American Tribute are sent in on a properly filled out form for someone that is eligible to naturalize – fees are lost if the application is denied do to ineligibility. Therefore, electronic submission of the N-400 is not possible. The winner agrees to cooperate with the legal team of American Tribute to get the naturalization form properly filed, and all communications will be through the legal team. The winner will be responsible for providing the necessary documents to pursue naturalization.
The winner agrees to allow publication of their name and image on the American Tribute website and Facebook page, both after submitting their form and after they become a U.S. citizen.
This contest is not an offer of legal representation.
Determination of eligibility is subject to review by the Project Manager.
American Tribute is a project of FCM Enterprises, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.
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100. Name two national U.S. holidays.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
  • Presidents’ Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Columbus Day
  • Veterans Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas

Many Americans celebrate national or federal holidays. These holidays often honor people or events in our American heritage.

These holidays are “national” in a legal sense only for federal institutions and in the District of Columbia. Typically, federal offices are closed on these holidays. Each state can decide whether or not to celebrate the holiday. Businesses, schools, and commercial establishments may choose whether or not to close on these days.

Since 1971, federal holidays are observed on Mondays except for New Year’s Day, Independence Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

USCIS: Civics Test Answer Updates

Are you preparing for the naturalization test? As you study for the U.S. history and government (civics) test, make sure that you know the most current answers to these questions.

Periodically, answers to the civics test change to reflect the results of federal and state elections and appointments or to clarify content and ensure consistency in terminology. The revised answers to the questions below are effective immediately.

Question Update
20. Who is one of your state’s U.S. Senators now? The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements.

Give the name of one of your state’s current U.S. senators. For a list of current members of the U.S. Senate, please visit senate.gov.

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents and residents of U.S. territories should answer that D.C. (or the territory where the applicant lives) has no U.S. senators.]

23. Name your U.S. Representative. The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements.

Give the name of your current U.S. representative. For a list of current members of the U.S. House of Representatives, please visit house.gov.

Answers will vary. [Residents of territories with nonvoting delegates or resident commissioners may provide the name of that delegate or commissioner. Also acceptable is any statement that the territory has no (voting) representatives in Congress.]

43. Who is the Governor of your state now? The answer to this question may change as the result of elections, appointments, or retirements, depending on inauguration dates.

Give the name of your state’s current governor. For a list of current governors, please visit usa.gov/states-and-territories

Answers will vary. [District of Columbia residents should answer that D.C. does not have a governor.]

47. What is the name of the Speaker of the House of Representatives now? The House of Representatives generally elects the speaker of the House on the first day of every new Congress. The answer to this question may change after the election.

Give the name of the current speaker of the House. Visit uscis.gov/citizenship/testupdatesfor the name of the speaker of the House of Representatives.

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USCIS Using Tablets to Administer the English Reading and Writing Tests for Naturalization

USCIS Using Tablets to Administer the English Reading and Writing Tests for Naturalization

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On Oct. 1, USCIS began using digital tablets to administer the English reading and writing tests during naturalization interviews as part of the agency’s ongoing business modernization efforts. Although USCIS applicants already use digital tablets to sign or verify parts of their applications, this new approach expands tablet usage, allowing the device to be used for a greater portion of the application process. USCIS will be able to continue using the paper process on a case-by-case basis.
While the eligibility requirements and the subject material of the naturalization test have not changed, applicants are now using a stylus on a digital tablet instead of a paper application. Immigration Services Officers (ISO) will carefully instruct applicants on how to use the tablets before administering the tests:

For the reading test, a sentence will appear on the tablet and the ISO will ask the applicant to read it.
For the writing test, several lines will appear on the tablet, replicating the appearance of a piece of blank paper. The ISO will read a sentence aloud and ask the applicant to write it on the tablet.
Applicants will continue to take the civics test verbally, without the tablet.

Last Reviewed/Updated: 10/03/2018

Source: https://www.uscis.gov/news/alerts/uscis-using-tablets-administer-english-reading-and-writing-tests-naturalization

American Tribute​ is sponsoring a “Constitution Day” contest

Make 2018 the year that you become a U.S. Citizen! American Tribute is sponsoring a “Constitution Day” contest to have your USCIS fees paid when you submit your application for naturalization.

Make sure you read the complete rules before you enter!

You must have “liked” the Facebook page of American Tribute.

Enter by private messaging the Facebook page “American Tribute” in English.

You must include contact information (email or phone number) and the phrase:

“I want to be an American! The Constitution is the supreme law of the land!” in the message.

Before the drawing, you will be contacted to ensure that you are eligible.

You must be a permanent resident, live in the United States, and are otherwise eligible to naturalize. See https://www.uscis.gov/us-citizenship/citizenship-through-naturalization/path-us-citizenship to determine if you are eligible to naturalize.

You must not have a criminal record.

A winner will be chosen from the valid entries by random drawing at 7 a.m. Central time on September 17, 2018 – Constitution Day!   We will make every effort to post the name of the winner as soon as possible after noon Central time.

The winner will have until September 25, 2018 to confirm eligibility and prepare N-400 paperwork.

If the winner does not have a completed N-400 by September 25, 2018, the prize will expire.

American Tribute reserves the right to select an alternate winner if the initial winner is ineligible.

This is not a cash prize – American Tribute will pay your USCIS fee to submit your form N-400 Application for Naturalization, but WILL NOT pay you any money directly.

The winner agrees to allow publication of their name and image on the American Tribute website and Facebook page, both after winning the contest and after they become a U.S. citizen.

This contest is not an offer of legal representation.

Determination of eligibility is subject to review by the Project Manager.

American Tribute is a project of FCM Enterprises, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation.

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Has anybody ever asked you if you want to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen?

Has anybody ever asked you if you want to naturalize and become a U.S. citizen?
 
Did you tell them: “Well I don’t want to because it cost money”, or “I don’t want to because I have a green card and that is just fine”?
 
Well think about this:
 
As a permanent resident, as a “green card” holder as they say, you can still be deported.
You can also be denied entrance to the United States when you are returning back from a trip to another country.
 
Is that really what you want?
 
Or do you want the ability to come and go into and out of the United States whenever you wish? 
Do you want to know that no matter what happens to you in the United States no one is going to put you on a plane, and send you back to some other country?
 
The only way to guarantee that you are secure is to become a U.S. citizen.
 
You don’t know what the future holds, you don’t know when something will come up that will cause you to become ineligible to keep your green card. 
 
But one thing you can count on, the United States does not deport U.S. citizens. Think about it!