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Baltimore businesses hurt amid fear of immigration crackdown

Baltimore businesses hurt amid fear of immigration crackdown

Two weeks after the Obama administration announced a new immigration crackdown, businesses in Baltimore said they are still feeling the aftershocks, as customers stay home amid spiking fear about the threat of further roundups.

"Look," said Jesus Pena, gesturing Thursday evening at the lack of customers in Elizabeth Fashion, the Colombian clothing store he has owned in Baltimore for more than 10 years. "Nobody. Nobody has come in all day. Yesterday, one person came in."

The Department of Homeland Security said this month that it is planning arrests focused on families — many of them women and children — who have entered the United States...

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