1. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released data that showed more than ____ Dreamer immigrants have received work permits and deportation relief since the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was created.
a. 2 million
2. To qualify for DACA, applicants must meet all the following criteria except:
a. Must have arrived in the U.S. prior to age 16
b. Must be currently enrolled in school, have graduated high school or obtained a GED
c. Must qualify for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) (food stamps)
d. Must not have been convicted of a felony or multiple serious misdemeanors
3. Although DACA offers Dreamers a way to apply for a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and eligibility for a work permit, it does not provide a path to U.S. citizenship.
Civil Asset Forfeiture
1. Which state’s civil forfeiture law requires that people be criminally convicted before their property is seized and that forfeiture proceeds go to a general fund vs. directly to the agency that seized the assets?
c. New Mexico
2. On March 29, the Department of Justice Office of the Inspector General released a report on the DOJ’s cash seizure and forfeiture activities, which concluded:
a. During the past 10 years, law enforcement agencies under the DOJ (such as the FBI) have seized more than $28 billion in forfeiture assets.
b. Between 2007 and 2016, the DEA seized approximately $3.2 billion in cash forfeitures.
c. The vast majority of asset seizures were forfeited without a criminal proceeding.
d. The DEA conducts cash seizures that may pose risks to citizens’ civil liberties.
e. All of the above.
3. Although asset forfeitures happen often, most people do not try to get their property back because they can’t afford to file a lawsuit against the agency that seized it.
Bill of Rights Matching Game
H___ First Amendment
J ___ Seventh Amendment
D___ Eighth Amendment
E___ Ninth Amendment
A___ Tenth Amendment
A. Powers reserved to the states.
B. Right to due process of law, freedom from self-incrimination, double jeopardy.
C. Right to keep and bear arms.
D. Freedom from excessive bail, cruel and unusual punishments.
E. Other rights of the people.
F. Freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures.
G. No quartering of soldiers.
H. Freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition.
I. Right to a speedy and public trial
J. Right of trial by jury.
America has a rich tradition of immigration. This chart represents immigrants as a percentage of the U.S. population through history.
Let’s take a look at the trends, major influxes, and pivotal decisions that helped shape our country’s demographics.
What’s the difference between a U.S. citizen and a legal permanent resident? Asylee or refugee? SGAP looks at the face of immigration in the United States in this infographic.
Who has the power to declare war — the president or Congress? SGAP answers in this infographic.
What is the U.S. Citizenship Test?
The U.S. Citizenship Test is one of the final steps for Green Card holders to become naturalized U.S. citizens. Composed of two main sections, the English test and the Civics test, perhaps the most well-known part of the naturalization process. A USCIS officer asks you up to 10 questions from a list of 100 Civics questions in English during the interview. You must orally answer 6 of the 10 questions correctly in order to pass the Civics (History and Government) test.
“We the People of the U.S., in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the U.S. of America.”