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

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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.

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

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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.

Md. House Passes Bill Protecting Immigrants, Which Gov. Hogan Promptly Promises to Veto

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

The Maryland House of Delegates yesterday passed a measure restricting law enforcement from stopping individuals due to suspicions about their immigration status. Gov. Larry Hogan promptly said he doesn’t plan to let that bill become law.

Howard County Council Votes ‘Yes’ on Sanctuary Bill

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The council chambers, Courtesy Howard County Government

Lawmakers have approved an ordinance designed to shield Howard County’s undocumented residents from police-aided deportation, though the measure’s future remains very much in question.

Former Gov. Martin O’Malley Blogs About Sanctuary Cities and Donald Trump

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Martin O’Malley took to the internet to explain what he views as poor logic behind criticism directed at the United States’ so-called sanctuary jurisdictions.

Howard County Executive Not a Fan of ‘Sanctuary’ County Proposal

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Courtesy Allan Kittleman/Twitter

Allan Kittleman wants no part in the collective push by Baltimore-area lawmakers to offer sanctuary to undocumented residents.

National Aquarium Launches Effort to Protect the Baltimore Canyon

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Courtesy National Aquarium
Courtesy National Aquarium

The National Aquarium has launched an effort to protect a natural asset 70 miles off the coast of Maryland.

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