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U.S. Department of Homeland Security

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  • Customs inspectors in Baltimore keep pests out

    Customs inspectors in Baltimore keep pests out
    The sweet aroma of rice fills the air as David Ng steps forward in a Southeast Baltimore warehouse to inspect a shipment of hundreds of sacks of imported basmati rice. He folds back the stitched seams of the 40-pound burlap sacks holding grain that have...
  • Reducing postal service is not the answer

    Reducing postal service is not the answer
    Few institutions touch more Americans than the U.S. Postal Service, whose role is spelled out in the Constitution and which delivers to 150 million homes and businesses six days a week. Letter carriers get to know our communities, occasionally saving...
  • Harford council again postpones action on master plan

    The Harford County Council once again postponed taking a vote on the 2012 Master Plan during its legislative session Tuesday. The council likewise postponed the introduction of three amendments to the master plan. Council President Billy Boniface...
  • Region's emergency preparedness grant funding cut in half

    The Baltimore region — including Howard County — will receive about half as much federal funding from a key emergency preparedness grant program in fiscal year 2012 as it did in fiscal year 2011, according to budget figures released Feb. 17 by...
  • Feds to check immigration status of people arrested in city

    A controversial program that lets U.S. immigration officials check the citizenship status of people who have been arrested is being expanded to include Baltimore despite objections from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and immigrant advocates. The Secure...
  • Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks

    Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks
    Julio Cesar Ayala knew he was taking a risk when he decided to overstay his tourist visa four years ago, but he never expected to be threatened with deportation for climbing behind the wheel of the family's silver minivan. The 53-year-old Salvadoran...
  • Catholic Church: We need comprehensive immigration reform, not 'Secure Communities' program

    The recent article about the expansion into Baltimore of the Department of Homeland Security's program to crackdown on illegal immigrants ("Immigrants, city fear divide over status checks," Feb. 26) makes clear the need for real immigration reform....
  • Bealefeld "can't wait" to "throw knuckleheads off" Baltimore police force

    With new controversies arising - and old ones returning to the fore as cases come to court - Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said police officer suspensions are soaring as the agency undertakes a painful but necessary effort to root out...
  • Drones are different

    Drones are different
    The recent crash of a $176 million Navy drone in a Chesapeake Bay marsh highlights a number of brewing issues over the domestic use of this new technology. Over the past decade, since the United States' invasion of Iraq and Afghanistan and framed by the...
  • Brewing solar storm looms over technology

    Brewing solar storm looms over technology
    GPS technology is integrated into the operation of nearly every piece of farming equipment Finch Services Inc. sells in Maryland and Pennsylvania, helping farmers ensure they don't cover the same ground twice when scattering seeds or spraying fields....
  • Two on terrorist watch list stopped in Laurel in 2011

    Two individuals on a federal terrorist watch list were stopped in a vehicle by Laurel police at some point in 2011, then allowed to leave based on directives from officials at the federal Department of Homeland Security, according to Laurel police and...
  • Is Baltimore selling its past?

    Is Baltimore selling its past?
    It is the clearest sign of the direction historic preservation may be going: Even a building called Government House, a 19th-century mansion in Baltimore's Midtown neighborhood, is now in private hands. While some history buffs were horrified to learn...