Tag: immigration

City to sue Trump administration over change in ‘public charge’ immigration policy

Baltimore immigrants protest the Trump administration’s policy changes in February 2017. Photo by Epi Ren, via Flickr.

The City of Baltimore plans to sue the Trump administration over its proposed, highly controversial change to longstanding federal immigration policy that would make it more difficult for immigrants to obtain green cards or admission to the United States if they use public assistance like Medicare, food stamps and housing subsidies.

ACLU sues ICE for withholding data from its immigration-screening collab with Harford County

Photo via U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement/Flickr

The American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland is taking U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to federal court over the agency’s alleged lack of transparency about its immigration-enforcement partnership with Harford County.

Hogan: Maryland won’t assist at border until federal gov’t stops separating children from families

The U.S.-Mexico border at Tijuana. Photo by Tomas Castelazo, via Wikimedia Commons.

Gov. Larry Hogan has joined a growing list of governors who have pledged not to send National Guard members to the U.S.-Mexico border to bolster security for as long as children are being separated from their families.

He’s also pulled a small contingent of Maryland troops from their station in New Mexico, opting to bring them home. That will include four Guard members and a helicopter.

‘Family belongs together’: One woman walks out of the Baltimore ICE field office, though not everyone gets to leave

Marta Rodriguez looks to the heavens after leaving her appointment with ICE. Photo by Brandon Block.

Marta Rodriguez walked out the front door of the Baltimore Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office and everyone cheered.

The crowd of 100 or so friends, family, church members, and organizers–holding signs with phrases like “sanctuary for all,” “keep families together” and “we stand with Marta”–had accompanied her to her ICE check-in earlier this morning, because they weren’t sure if she was coming back.

ICE Agents Raid Baltimore-Area 7-Elevens in Nationwide Sweep

An Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent in 2011, via Homeland Security

Federal agents visited several 7-Eleven stores around the Baltimore area today as part of a national sweep targeting undocumented workers and their employers.

Sessions Chides Baltimore for Immigrant-Detention Policy, Says FBI ‘Will Probably’ Take Det. Suiter’s Murder Case

Still via Fox45/Facebook

After delivering remarks on U.S. immigration policy today in Baltimore, Attorney General Jeff Sessions shared his thoughts on local sanctuary-like protections for jailed immigrants, police misconduct and the still-unsolved murder case of veteran homicide detective Sean Suiter.

Jeff Sessions to Talk Immigration, MS-13 on Tuesday in Baltimore

Jeff Sessions at a Trump campaign rally. Photo by Gage Skidmore, via Wikimedia Commons.

Donald Trump’s attorney general will be in town tomorrow morning to banter about federal immigration policy and the push to eradicate the United States of MS-13.

Roland Park Civic League Apologizes After Deeming BLM, Pro-Immigration Signs Prohibited ‘Clutter’

A Black Lives Matter yard sign. Photo by sarahmirk, via Wikimedia Commons.

A neighborhood association representing Roland Parkers has apologized after its newsletter recently discouraged the display of issue-based yard signs, referring to them as “clutter” prohibited under city zoning code.

Feds Arrest 28 Baltimore Immigrants in National Sweep Targeting ‘Sanctuary’ Cities

Photo via U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Wikimedia Commons

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents were in Baltimore this week arresting more than two dozen undocumented immigrants.