Mayor of Milpitas, Rich Tran, Visits the MAE Citizenship Class

I’m going to ask each person a
question, okay? Yeah Okay. so we’ll start with Number One. And we’ll go with . . . Did you already do Number One? No, just go around your classroom. Okay (Mayor Tran speaks in Vietnamese) Explain how you are eligible to become a U.S. citizen. I have been a legal permanent resident for five years. Thank you. Very good. A +. 100% (Phone is ringing) (Mayor Tran asks us to turn off our phones in Vietnamese). You gotta turn off your phones! (He laughs. We love our phones!) (He say, “Number Two!” in Vietnamese) What is your current legal name? Legal name? (He say, “Number Two!” in Vietnamese) Number Two. My full name is Xu Min (She is a new student visiting our class during the MAE Open House. After this session, she joined the class.) Number Three What is your date of birth? My date of birth is February 3, 1966. February 3, there you go! Number Four What is your country of birth? My country of birth (is) Vietnam. Yay Number Five What is your current home address? Sorry, skip that one! Personal information! Go on to the next one. (We live in Milpitas. California! Come and visit us!) Number Six Was your mother or father a U.S. citizen before you were 18 years? No Okay, very good. Thank you. Number Seven Do you work or go to school? Yes, I work. Thank you. Where do you work? I work in Ocean Supermarket. Yay, Ocean Supermarket (which across the street from the school). Number Eight Have you taken any trips outside of the
U.S.? No, I haven’t. Okay, thank you. Perfect. Number Nine Are you married? No, I am divorced! I’m not married either. (Laughter) This a good place to find a wife. No, no, no! I’m just asking the questions. Okay, my friend. Number Ten Do you have any children? Yes, I have one children. Awesome! Thank you! (For one minute, Mayor Tran speaks about his family in Vietnamese) Rich can introduce yourself one more time. I’ll just introduced myself and saying how my family came from Vietnam. My parents came from Vietnam. And they came to America and then I was born here. And my grandmother then eventually immigrated to Milpitas. And she actually studied the exact same thing. And she passed her Citizenship test, And she became U.S. citizen. So I was just sharing with everybody– it’s a personal connection I have to the work that you’re teaching here and that the students are learning. And if they ever need anything, to call me! Cảm ơn bạn rất nhiều! Thank you so much! PHOTO TIME! For more info about Milpitas CA & Mayor Richard Tran, visit Thank you, Mayor Richard Tran, from Van Thach and the Milpitas Adult Education citizenship Class!

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