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  • 100-year-old fulfills lifelong dream, becomes U.S. citizen on birthday

    100-year-old fulfills lifelong dream, becomes U.S. citizen on birthday
    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...
  • How would you do on the naturalization civics test? [Commentary]

    How would you do on the naturalization civics test? [Commentary]
    With a shrill chorus of voices weighing in on the issue of immigration, I thought it would be instructive to step away from the heat long enough to gain some perspective. In order to become a naturalized American citizen, applicants must display their...
  • New citizens reflect on immigration debate

    New citizens reflect on immigration debate
    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...
  • Immigration services to get new digs

    Immigration services to get new digs
    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...
  • 'Mr. Clarence Mitchell, director of the Washington bureau, spoke on the War on Poverty' [History Matters]

    January 1965 Ice escapades Times notes: "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...
  • Forty become citizens on July Fourth in Annapolis

    Forty become citizens on July Fourth in Annapolis
    For the eighth consecutive year, dozens of people became U.S. citizens during a July Fourth ceremony at the Annapolis estate of a signer of the Declaration of Independence. "Normally they do this in an office building," said Carrie Kiewitt, a vice...
  • Naturalized American helps immigrants gain citizenship

    Naturalized American helps immigrants gain citizenship
    In her singsong voice, Sarah Moses asked the nervous 22-year-old Colombian man questions about American civics and culture: What is the name of the national anthem? At what age may a citizen vote? Why does the American flag have 13 stripes? Juan...
  • Immigration: an American success story

    The nation recently received two contradictory signals about the importance of immigration reform. President Barack Obama stood near the Mexican border in El Paso last month and called (again) for immigration reform. The next week, Gallup released a...
  • Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations

    Day trip: Philadelphia's 4th of July celebrations
    The Fourth of July is more than fireworks and picnics. It's a celebration of the day the Continental Congress took the bold step of declaring independence, vowing to "dissolve the political bands" connecting England and the colonies in order to start an...
  • Pelosi HBO documentary great way to mark July 4th

    Pelosi HBO documentary great way to mark July 4th
    Television has long played a key role in helping us understand, appreciate and celebrate holidays. Think "A Charlie Brown Christmas" or viewing the Macy's Thanksgiving Day ParadeĀ in your livingroom. Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra...
  • New American citizens take their oath

    New American citizens take their oath
    The white-haired Bosnian grabbed his certificate of citizenship with two hands, held it over his head and smiled broadly. A South Korean woman bowed. A long-haired woman from Ecuador posed like a beauty queen. They were some of the 40 immigrants (from 31...
  • Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23

    Sailing center in Annapolis to induct first honorees on Oct. 23
    A media mogul, a surfboard industry pioneer, a coach of disabled athletes and the first man to sail solo around the world are among the inaugural inductees to the National Sailing Hall of Fame, a Maryland institution working to build a permanent home on...