Companies look to hire Afghan refugees, but child care remains a question

“We haven’t had this many refugees arriving all at once since the end of the Vietnam War, so it’s a huge challenge,” Alan Khazei, senior advisor at Welcome.US, a national coalition to welcome and support incoming Afghan refugees through employment opportunities, said.

DACA advocates urge U.S. Senate to vote for path of citizenship

Washington- One DACA recipient explains why a pathway to citizenship is critical for her and her family. 

Biden and congressional Democrats try 180-degree turn on immigration

Using executive orders and new legislative proposals, the Biden administration is attempting a sweeping overhaul of the nation’s immigration system – changes that are aimed at reversing the policies of the Donald Trump years.  “We are dedicated to achieving and,…

Maryland immigrants await Biden moves on immigration policy promises

Yoslin Amaya Hernandez, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient, is hesitant to celebrate President-elect Joe Biden’s victory just yet. She says she is uncertain whether he will live up to the promises he’s made on immigration policy. Biden…

Revised citizenship test is harder, more conservative and may worsen backlogs, experts say

The path to citizenship now may be harder as the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services implemented revisions to its naturalization test.

Immigrants, led by Jamaicans, slow Baltimore population loss

Steve McMurray owns what some say is the best Jamaican restaurant in Baltimore, doubling as an informal cultural center for what the U.S. Census reported as the city’s largest immigrant group. Baltimore is rapidly losing people, but immigrants continue to move there, helping to stem the population loss.

High court to weigh Trump’s ending of program for young, undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court is due to hear arguments next week over the constitutionality of President Donald Trump’s decision to terminate a program that protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation.  Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, 165 educational institutions (including…

Cardin, Brown say Andrews military families are paying for Trump’s wall

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Maryland – With sewage backups, flooding, mold and pests, and frequent internet, phone, and air conditioning outages, Joint Base Andrews is in desperate need of a new child care center. Congress allocated $13 million to replace the…

Liberians seek extension of program to allow their legal stay in the U.S. to continue

In just a number of days, the Deferred Enforced Departure program, or D.E.D., which grants Liberians a safe haven in America, will expire. Liberians from throughout the region joined with other supporters at a rally in Hyattsville in hopes of getting President Trump to extend the March 31 deadline.

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 9

WASHINGTON – For Episode 9 of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub has a segment on the California mass shooting, an update on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s departure, the lowdown on the Trump administration’s latest attempt to fight immigration…