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   Volume 50, Issue 1 Winter 2020   
Contact Information Citizenship Websites Board of Directors
Literacy Council of Jackson County
P.O. Box 615
Medford, OR 97501
(541) 531-0166

Website: www.literacyjc.org
E-mail: literacy@juno.com

Test Questions
Test Guide
USCIS Information
USCIS Application
Forms and Fees
Civics Training
• Bob Burger ----- Chair
• Liz Koester ----- Placement
• Bob Burger ----- Treasurer
• Bob Burger ----- Records
• Bob Burger ----- Secretary
• Bob Burger ----- Newsletter Editor
Notes from the Chair
Dear Volunteers and Friends,

Happy New Year to all!  This is a Leap Year, as is every Presidential Election year.  It's also a good year for immigrants to study for their U.S. citizenship exam.  Tutors, be sure that your citizenship students have filed or obtained all necessary USCIS forms before getting too deep in your lessons.  One woman was delayed because her marriage license wasn't submitted to show her new name.  It's always something, so pay attention to details.

Congratulations to Placido H. for his success in passing the GED examination.  His tutor Russ Gillette did a great job of mentoring and tutoring.  It is so good to add this accomplishment to the Council's history.

This branch of the Literacy Council will be undergoing a transition this year.  A new Board of Directors is being sought to continue our community service.  I am being assisted by United Way in Medford to find an interested group to take over operations.  It would be sad to let this program end.

Keep well and warm.

Bob Burger
Chair

Photo of the Issue
Sundog - Courtesy of Angella Thomas

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Other Relevant Stuff
Sample Certificate

The Value of Citizenship

"The United States has a long history of welcoming immigrants from all parts of the world. America values the contributions of immigrants who continue to enrich this country and preserve its legacy as a land of freedom and opportunity." (USCIS)

Deciding to become a U.S. citizen is one of the most important decisions in an individual's life. If your student decides to apply to become a U.S. citizen, you should acquaint them with the USCIS website where they can obtain forms, test materials, and costs involved.

The Citizenship Test

The actual civics test is NOT a multiple choice test. During the naturalization interview, a USCIS officer will ask up to 10 questions from the list of 100 questions in English. The applicant must answer correctly 6 of the 10 questions to pass the civics test.

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