Hundreds of undocumented immigrants showed up at the Baltimore offices of Casa de Maryland Thursday night to receive help filling out an application for the new federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The War of 1812 re-enactment (remember May 3, 1813 when the British burned and sacked Havre de Grace) will reoccur May 5 (Saturday) on the grounds of the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
By By Ron Browning and 410-939-6562; fax 410-939-1833
Boyd Tompkies grew up racing boats with his father in New Zealand but has now combined his love for being on the water into a career selling inflatables and soon operating a marina in Annapolis. Tomkies will speak about his businesses at the Marine and Maritime Career Fair at Annapolis High.
According to demographers, cities like Baltimore that have experienced population declines can grow again only by embracing foreign-born residents. They say the city should be prepared for the expansion of ethnic enclaves dominated by people from Latin America, Asia and Africa.
Baltimore is one of two cities selected to test an immigration policy adopted by the Obama administration that would freeze deportations of illegal immigrations who have no criminal records, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.
By By Brian Bennett and John Fritze and Tribune Washington Bureau