After weeks of mounting pressure, the Trump administration finally reversed course on its cruel and unnecessary family separation practice. It’s important for us to keep in mind, however, just how low the bar has been set. We will still indefinitely be detaining families.
Baltimore's State's Attorney's Office now has two sets of rules: one for citizens and legal immigrants, and one for illegal immigrants. In an April 27 memorandum, Marilyn Mosby's office "instructed prosecutors to think twice before charging illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes in response to stepped up immigration enforcement by the Trump administration."
Before the Department of Homeland Security presented Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski with an award Wednesday, the Secret Service put on a quick show for the outgoing lawmaker at its training campus in Beltsville.
In Baltimore, a few days after the first reports of the increased enforcement around the U.S. started occurring on Jan. 6, Esperanza Center held a Know Your Rights event at St. Michael and Patrick's Church in collaboration with the ACLU of Maryland. The church was standing room only, with over 200 attendees. The tension and fear was palpable. Mothers held their children tightly. Everyone listened intently to try to grasp what was happening and what they should do.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide the legal fate of President Barack Obama's sweeping immigration program and rule on whether he has the power to offer "lawful presence" and a work permit to more than 4 million people living here illegally.
A state of unease approaching panic has set in for Central Americans living in the country illegally after the Obama administration announced this month it is targeting recent border crossers under a stepped up enforcement effort.
WASHINGTON -- Refugees from Syria undergo an "extraordinary thorough and comprehensive" screening process that is "multi-layered and intensive" senior officials in the Obama administration wrote to Gov. Larry Hogan in a letter this week.
Tapping into heightened security fears after the Paris terror attacks, House Republicans — joined by Democrats — rebuffed President Obama on Thursday and overwhelmingly approved legislation that would effectively halt the resettlement of refugees from Syria and Iraq to the U.S.
Maryland's largest jails are wrestling with a new Obama administration program to deport undocumented immigrants with criminal records, embracing some provisions but rejecting a central component that has drawn ire from immigration advocates.
U.S. Rep. Steny Hoyer said Friday that thorny questions need to be worked out for how to help federal workers affected by a data breach -- including what it will cost to provide credit monitoring and to fix the government's computer systems.
As the Obama administration prepares to change the way it enforces immigration laws, top officials have been conducting weeks of shuttle diplomacy, touring the country to try to re-enlist police chiefs and mayors in the cause of deporting people convicted of crimes.
A pair of Cabinet secretaries made a pilgrimage to Silicon Valley last week, looking for insight and inspiration at the home of America's technology industry about how they can attract skilled youngsters to come and work at their departments.
It will be the first major update to the Defense Department's strategy for cyber operations in four years, in which time computer security has become a more visible issue after major attacks on American businesses including Sony Picture Entertainment late last year.
Congress approved a one-week extension of funding for the Department of Homeland Security late Friday night, narrowly avoiding a midnight shutdown while setting up the possibility of another battle over immigration in coming days.
WASHINGTON -- As the Department of Homeland Security braces for the possibility of a shutdown at the end of the week, Maryland Sen. Ben Cardin introduced legislation on Tuesday that would provide retroactive pay for any workers furloughed because of a lapse in funding.
Thousands of immigrants in Maryland will have to wait to apply for relief from deportation under the Obama administration's new executive actions after a federal court ruled that the president exceeded his authority, an outcome that is likely to lead to more court battles and partisan rancor on Capitol Hill.
A political brawl over funding the Department of Homeland Security is troubling local officials in Maryland, who rely on millions of dollars in grants from the agency to pay for firefighter gear, emergency planning and training.
President Obama is due to roll out one of the most ambitious and controversial programs of his presidency: an effort to grant a reprieve from deportation for millions of adult immigrants living in the country illegally
WASHINGTON — Federal health officials told Congress on Wednesday that the Obama administration's request for $6.2 billion in emergency funding is critical to fighting the spread of Ebola in West Africa and there were indications the proposal could win broad bipartisan support.
The federal government will run out of money to deal with the influx of Central American children crossing the U.S. border illegally this summer if lawmakers fail to approve $3.7 billion in emergency funds, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson told a Senate panel Thursday.
WASHINGTON — A policy unveiled by Gov. Martin O'Malley that was intended to reduce the number of non-criminal immigrants deported from the Baltimore jail is facing scrutiny from advocates who say it contains loopholes so large it will inevitably fall short of that goal.
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced today that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making it one of a handful of jurisdictions in the country to take a more discerning approach on the issue.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said he intends to speak with the U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security about a controversial federal program that appears to be deporting a high-share of immigrants without criminal records from Maryland.
Gov. Martin O'Malley raised questions Tuesday about a controversial immigration program called Secure Communities and demanded the U.S. Department of Homeland Security explain why officials are deporting a higher share of non-criminals from Maryland than most other states.