Immigration

After O’Malley’s Appeals for More Syrian Refugees, Obama Administration Signals Shift

After repeated calls from former Maryland governor and presidential candidate Martin O’Malley for the United States to take more Syrian refugees, the Obama administration is signaling that it may be ready to do just that.

Maryland Undocumented Immigrant Awaits Government Action

As he stood outside the White House last November, Miguel A. Guzman listened with bated breath as President Barack Obama announced immigration policy changes that would protect an estimated 4.4 million undocumented immigrants from deportation and allow Guzman to legally stay in the U.S. with his wife and two young children.

Maryland School Systems Grapple with Influx of Central American Minors

Since August, most Central American “unaccompanied minors” who came to Maryland over the summer — often to escape gang violence in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador — moved into Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. School systems say they need more mental health and family counseling to respond to many students’ trauma.

Making a New Life in a New Country by Going From New Citizen to Team Captain

Yonis Blanco moved from El Salvador to Maryland in 2001. His transition to the United States wasn’t easy, but he overcame the challenges and then some.

Immigrant Transgender Discrimination Adds Challenges For Job Seekers

Alexa Rodriguez looked for a job in the Washington area hoping to start a new life as a woman. However, it turned out the search was much harder than what she expected.