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  • Misplaced priorities at DHS [Editorial]

    Gov. Martin O'Malley is right to demand answers from the federal Department of Homeland Security as to why the agency is deporting from Maryland disproportionate numbers of undocumented immigrants without criminal records. DHS is supposed to focus on...
  • Broken immigration system is no excuse to ignore the law [Letter]

    Broken immigration system is no excuse to ignore the law [Letter]
    Regarding the Sunpaper article "O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program," (Feb. 12), I understand prioritization and focusing on the "big fish." But once an immigrant has been detained, should the Department of Homeland Security have the...
  • Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement

    Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement
    An undocumented immigrant arrested in Prince George's County will spend 48 extra hours in jail at the request of immigration agents — regardless of the charge or the person's past criminal record. But the standard is different just across the line...
  • O'Malley and undocumented immigrants [Letter]

    O'Malley and undocumented immigrants [Letter]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley welcomes undocumented immigrants into the state, so he shouldn't wonder that Maryland experiences a higher share of deportations than other states ("O'Malley seeks answers from DHS on immigration program," Feb. 11). He complains...
  • Illegal immigrants are criminals [Letter]

    Illegal immigrants are criminals [Letter]
    Our governor seems a bit confused. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking why they are doing their job and deporting illegal immigrants who do not have a serious criminal history ("Groups target inconsistencies in immigration...
  • Putting Maryland to work [Editorial]

    The debate over the minimum wage, both in Maryland and nationally, and related concerns over income inequality have provoked some unpleasant and ongoing side effects. The recent trend of billionaires flaunting their perceived superiority over the less-...
  • Advocates square off over state immigration bill

    Advocates square off over state immigration bill
    Advocates and law enforcement officials called on state lawmakers Thursday to approve legislation that would limit the circumstances under which illegal immigrants could be held in jail — a proposal intended to curb a 5-year-old federal...
  • Helicopter to fly at low altitudes over Baltimore for study

    Helicopter to fly at low altitudes over Baltimore for study
    Bye bye, blimp. Hello, helicopter. For the second time in recent months, Baltimore residents will see an unfamiliar aircraft flying above the city as part of surveying work by the federal government. Last time it was a blimp. This time a helicopter will...
  • Joseph W. McLeary, police officer

    Joseph W. McLeary, police officer
    Joseph W. McLeary, who served with the city Police Department, Maryland State Police and the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency during a more than four-decade career, died Sunday of a massive stroke at Greater...
  • Retired cop is first line in Howard's defense against counterfeiters

    Retired cop is first line in Howard's defense against counterfeiters
    Fake driver's licenses have long been considered the holy grail of underage youth — many have been brazenly handed over to liquor store cashiers in the quest for alcohol. While that practice persists despite crackdowns, fraudulent IDs can...
  • First Republican files for District 1 council seat

    First Republican files for District 1 council seat
    Earlier this week, District 1 got its first Republican candidate for the County Council. Kevin Schmidt, 39, says he's running to bring a broader range of perspectives to a council dominated, four to one, by Democrats. Schmidt, of Ellicott City, joins...
  • Immigration services to get new digs

    Immigration services to get new digs
    The Baltimore office in which federal officials grant citizenship to immigrants is moving to its own building on the city's outskirts, where it will no longer be housed with the agency that deports people. The Maryland office of U.S. Citizenship and...