U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement

Standing with undocumented immigrants

Standing with undocumented immigrants

Three weeks ago, 51-year old Marta Rodriguez arrived in front of the Federal Court Building in downtown Baltimore surrounded by over 100 family, friends and supporters. While her pastor and other clergy offered prayers, she stood solemnly — unsure of whether she would be deported and torn away from her children.

Six weeks earlier, Marta checked in with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), something she has done regularly for the past nine years. Originally from Honduras, she has lived in New Carrollton, Md., for more than a decade. She owns her house, pays taxes and holds a work authorization permit. Among her children, one is a U.S. citizen, and two are DACA recipients. On...

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