| Aug 12, 2014
| 5:16 PM
This page has criticized the government's infamous "no-fly list" because it is so manifestly susceptible to error. Now comes new information about how the federal government compiles the bigger, broader "terrorist screening database" from which the no-fly...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Since she was 7 years old, Donatila Leticia Munoz Orantes has wanted to become a U.S. citizen. On Wednesday, her 100th birthday, her wish came true.
Munoz Orantes, a native Nicaraguan who lives with her daughter in Germantown, came to the United...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Anthony Sullivan and Richard Adams were spending a quiet evening watching television in their Tujunga home when Johnny Carson joked about some liberal county clerk in Colorado who had done the unthinkable: issued a marriage license to two men.
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Kamar Osei Harris joined the U.S. Air Force last fall for the reasons most service members cite: love of country and sense of duty.
The fact that it wasn't technically his country didn't occur to the Canadian-born son of parents from Barbados and...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 3:41 PM
As Lievinne Mongu listened to the speakers at her naturalization ceremony, she reflected on her 14-year journey — from fear in the war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo to asylum in the United States, a home in Silver Spring and a job with the...
| May 6, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Also appended, Stephen Breyer's concurring dissent. As I do from time to time, I generated a plain-text version of this opinion for ease of cutting, pasting and reading, and attempted to insert extra reader-friendly paragraph breaks. For the whole...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 4:28 PM
Maribel Campusano Fajardo smiles shyly at the ring on her left hand. "The ring is just a promise, because we can't get married without the identity card," the 25-year-old said.
Fajardo's fiance, Rafael Toussaint, 26, is one of thousands of people born...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 7:50 PM
SEOUL -- President Obama plans to honor those who died in the Korean War with a surprising message for a foreign audience: a pitch for immigration reform back home.
At a naturalization ceremony Friday for 13 U.S. service members and seven military...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 6:25 AM
"Ice skating has become the winter sport for Donleigh, now that the frozen flooded (purposely) field near the swimming pool offers a close, perfect opportunity. Several adults as well as children were seen...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:58 PM
The Baltimore office in which federal officials grant citizenship to immigrants is moving to its own building on the city's outskirts, where it will no longer be housed with the agency that deports people.
The Maryland office of U.S. Citizenship and...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:08 PM
For Nazik Parazyan, taking the test to become a citizen in 2010 was a breeze because she had already lived in Glendale for 11 years.
It takes about five years to apply for citizenship after getting a green card, but Parazyan couldn't get one. She came to...