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The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme law of the United States. Empowered with the sovereign authority of the people by the framers and the consent of the legislatures of the states, it is the source of all government powers, and also provides important limitations on the government that protect the fundamental rights of United States citizens.
The 100 civics (history and government) questions and answers for the naturalization test are listed below. The civics test is an oral test and the USCIS officer will ask the applicant up to 10 of the 100 civics questions. An applicant must answer 6 out of 10 questions correctly to pass the civics portion of the naturalization test.
The landmark U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which shifted the criteria for admission of immigrants from a system of country quotas to the prioritization of family reunification and occupational skills, is now fifty years old. Public opinion polls from before, during, and after the 1965 debate reveal ongoing concerns about how the country chooses which immigrants become Americans and how different immigrant groups affect the nation. From the Roper Center for Public Opinion research archives: https://ropercenter.cornell.edu/blog/huddled-masses-public-opinion-1965-us-immigration-act-blog
Push and pull factors of migration are driven by the push of conflict, extreme hardship, war, lack of economic opportunities, etc. combined with the pull of more jobs, the promise of a better life, freedom to practice one’s religion, etc.
Are you looking for a fun activity to start a conversation about immigration with your leaders or allies? The Alliance for a Just Society created this board game as a tool for grassroots organizations to use. Just click on the game parts below and print them out and you’re ready to go.
With the attempted rescission of the Deferred Action for Children Arrivals (DACA) initiative in September of 2017, there has been renewed pressure on Congress to pass federal legislation known as the Dream Act to protect young immigrants who are vulnerable to deportation. This fact sheet provides an overview of the Dream Act and other similar legislative proposals, explains changes made to DACA on March 13, 2019, and provides information about policies at the state level that support Dreamers.