| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:24 PM
In recent years, the concept of U.S. citizenship has figured in public debate largely in connection with immigration reform. Should immigrants who are in the country illegally be given a “path to citizenship”? Should children born to parents...
| 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 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 1, 2011
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is expanding its outreach to Spanish-language speakers through a series called “Enlaces” via webinars, teleconferences, and in-person sessions. USCIS will hold one of its “...
| Apr 25, 2011
Alejandro Mayorkas, director of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), announced he wants to transform his paper-dependent agency into a more streamlined “paperless” service. The first order of business: converting the...