Members of a Sikh community in Maryland combat misunderstanding with education.
Plan involves clerics and authority figures engaging young people to whom radicals appeal.
Law gives thousands of youths two years to earn and learn without fear of deportation.
Catholic leaders hope pope, bishops’ message can soften Republican hearts on immigration reform.
Humaira Awais Shahid recounts her furious, often frustrated campaign for women’s rights in Pakistan
Many rejoice at rejoining Russia, but quietly some wonder what reality will follow.
Thousands dance when the Russia-Crimea pact is signed, while Crimean Tatars mourn loss of one of their own.
Crimean lawmakers officially ask to join Russia; Putin signs an order recognizing it as independent state.
With preliminary counts indicating a landslide for the pro-Moscow side, celebrations erupt in region.
The extraordinarily high voting figures cap a one-sided campaign of intimidation that blocked most voters from hearing a vision for any other alternative.
Officials make hasty preparations for the vote on joining Russia, issuing anti-Ukrainian warnings of fascism.
Sergei Aksyonov predicts the peninsula’s voters will turn out en masse and choose to rejoin Russia in Sunday’s referendum.
Posters suggest changes for the better after Sunday’s referendum, but the devil is in the details.
Tatar leaders, who are opposed to Russia, call to boycott the secession vote but caution against violence.
Billboards endorsing a union with Russia are popping up across the Black Sea peninsula.
African gays living in the States and abroad pursue asylum after a legal crackdown.
Older residents side with Russia, while those brought up in post-Soviet times favor remaining with Ukraine.
Rep. Bob Goodlatte has taken a tough stance, and now Hispanic activists have begun to speak out.
Violence in Kiev galvanized D.C. area activists to document unrest, lead prayer, lobby U.S. lawmakers
Immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship face longer applications and questions on terror, militia ties.
I mainly cover issues related to immigration policy, immigrant communities and international figures and issues that crop up in our local and regional midst. I also report from Afghanistan and Pakistan from time to time, since they are both countries where I have worked extensively in the past. I have worked as a foreign correspondent in Latin America and parts of Asia and the Middle East during my newspaper career, and have written several books about these regions.