| 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 24, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 3:09 PM
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...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:04 PM
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?
| Jun 16, 2011
| 2:06 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:03 PM
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...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 8:56 PM
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 Parade in your livingroom.
Monday, HBO premieres a new documentary from Alexandra...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:25 PM
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...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 2:55 PM
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...