Syrian Asylum: Syrian Journalist Says Refugees Just Want Second Chance

A former Syrian journalist, now safe in the D.C. area after escaping his war-torn home, knows only too well how difficult the journey can be to safe haven in the United States.

Cardin Stands Behind Obama’s ISIS Strategy, Refugee Policy

Following a visit from the French ambassador to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Thursday afternoon, the panel’s top Democrat, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin, reaffirmed his support for President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.

Gov. Hogan requests State Dept. pause Syrian resettlements in Maryland 

There have been 38 Syrian refugees resettled in Maryland since Jan. 1, 2014

Maryland Refugee Programs Await Syrians

Various Maryland programs are readying for Syrian refugees, but there is little public awareness such help exists.

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.

Afghans Must Take Responsibility for Own Country, Sen. Cardin Says in Foreign Policy Interview

Sen. Ben Cardin, a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, sat down with Capital News Service this week to discuss some of the most pressing foreign policy issues facing the United States.

Syrian Journalist Finds New Home in Maryland

The crisis in Syria may seem a world away as it approaches its fourth year. Thousands of innocent civilians have died in the crossfire and more than 3 million Syrians have been forced from their homes. For one Maryland man,…

Syrian Resettlement to U.S. Limited by Security Issues, Process

With more than 3 million refugees created during the ongoing Syrian crises, Ahmad Beetar, a journalist displaced from Syria, tells his story of how he made his way to Glenmont, and what it’s like to adjust to a different life.

Some Members of Maryland Delegation Push for Limits on Mission in Iraq and Syria

Some members of Maryland’s congressional delegation want to guarantee that American troops will not get involved in a ground war in Syria and Iraq.

Syrian Expatriates In Maryland Still Want Strikes

While most Americans and members of Congress favor diplomacy in Syria, a number of Syrians in Maryland were disappointed that President Bashar Assad and his regime were not punished with military strikes.