Tag: undocumented immigrants

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

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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.

College Park is Mulling Whether to Let Undocumented Residents Vote in Local Elections

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During a time of heightened crackdowns on undocumented immigration with orders emanating from D.C., the Beltway community of College Park, Md., is weighing whether to open up the voting process to non-citizens.

Howard County Police Say They Also Won’t be Helping Feds Deport Immigrants

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

After a failed attempt by Howard County lawmakers to stop police from helping federal agents deport local residents, the police department has clarified that it doesn’t plan to start doing so anyway.

Howard County Legislators Seek to Adopt Sanctuary Status, Too

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Seventeen days before Donald Trump is set to be sworn in as president, a pair of Howard County lawmakers plan to introduce a bill that would make their county the latest “sanctuary” jurisdiction in the area for undocumented immigrants.

Battle of Letters Brews Between County Executive Kamenetz, Rep. Andy Harris

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Rep. Andy Harris (left) and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz
Rep. Andy Harris (left) and Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz

What began on Monday as a call for support for undocumented college students from one of Baltimore County’s top officials is morphing into a politically motivated dispute between him and Republican Maryland congressman Andy Harris.

Baltimore Co. Police Won’t Help Deport Law-Abiding Students Under Trump, Says Kamenetz

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Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz has penned a letter to lawmakers and university officials urging them to protect undocumented students at the five colleges in his jurisdiction from deportation. He also said he’s told Baltimore County police they should not help the feds with deporting any undocumented students at those schools once President-elect Donald Trump takes office.

Embarrassing Anti-Immigrant Graffiti on Potential Children’s Shelter

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Photo by Jenna Johnson, via The Washington Post
Photo by Jenna Johnson, via The Washington Post

Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children from Central America have crossed the border into the U.S. in recent months, many of them fleeing terrible situations back home. In many cases, they’ve received a warm welcome–even from Glenn Beck! And in other cases, they’ve been greeted with protests, hateful rhetoric, and now–misspelled anti-immigrant graffiti here in Baltimore.

Baltimore May House Hundreds of Undocumented Children

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If you’ve been following the national news over the past week or so, you’ve probably heard about the plight of the hundreds of undocumented immigrant children who have been taken into custody at the border. These kids have endured a perilous journey just to make it to the U.S., usually without any adult supervision at all. As increasing numbers of children attempt the journey, the government has struggled to determine where to house them. Many experts are calling the current situation a humanitarian crisis.  The latest word is that they might be coming to Baltimore.

Maryland’s New Law Makes it Easier for Undocumented Immigrants to Get Driver’s Licenses

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Thanks to a measure that Martin O’Malley signed into law back in May (but that didn’t go into effect until yesterday), it’s now easier for undocumented immigrants in Maryland to get driver’s licenses.

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