May 16, 2017
What's up? I am furiously correcting the proof for the paperback edition of US Citizenship Bootcamp, so here are 3 quick news items.
USCIS Will begin issuing Redesigned Green Cards and Employment Authorization Documents on May 1, 2017.
The new Green Cards and EADs will:
How To Tell If Your Card Is Valid
Some Green Cards andEADs issued after May 1, 2017, may still display the existing design format as USCIS will continue using existing card stock until current supplies are depleted.
Read the full story about the re-design at https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-will-issue-redesigned-green-cards-and-employment-authorization-documents
2 Scam Alerts Alerts from the Federal Trade Commission
I am sure you have heave heard reports about malware or ransomware that lock down data on personal computers. this is a big problem. to be safe, make a back-up of important data files and be sure that your computer virus software is up-to-date.
Alert 1: Pass it on: tech
The FTC is tracking increase reports about tech support scammers: the people who act like there’s a problem with your computer and then try to convince you to fork over money to fix – ahem – “fix” it. Except there never was a problem, and they weren’t really from tech support.
Watch the FTC Tech Scam video: https://youtu.be/KGIAyLMEzXo
Alert 2: Imposters
selling English course are shut down
Scammers said that they were representing stores like Walmart and the the customer had won the prize of a free English course, then demanded that the "winners" pay the scammer money.
To help you avoid scams like this one, here are a few tips:
Paperback edition of US citizenship Bootcamp available Late May 2017
US Citizenship Bootcamp helps citizens-to-be prepare for the Naturalization interview by completing a series of 10 interviews based on the USCIS N-400 Application for Naturalization (released 03/26/16) and 100 Civics Questions. The first interview pairs 5 basic questions in simple English from the N-400, with 5 USCIS Civics questions. The subsequent interviews expand on these N-400 and Civics questions by gradually introducing new vocabulary and grammar patterns.
In addition to the 10 Citizenship interviews, US Citizenship Bootcamp includes a list of 50 sentences based on the USCIS Reading and Writing Vocabulary, 10 multiple-choice Civics quizzes, and 2 N-400 vocabulary glossaries, PLUS a ESL/Citizenship resource list and a special chapter entitled “How to Study for Your Citizenship Interview.” Additional material includes vocabulary quizzes with pictures and definitions.
Need more practice?
More next week! I know that you will be a great American citizen!