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Dueling federal cases could decide fate of ‘Dreamers’

United We Dream youths and allies snap their fingers to show support to other Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program recipients speaking to the media after a court hearing last week in Houston in a lawsuit filed by states challenging DACA program, which they say is unconstitutional because it rewrote federal law over Congress’ objections. (Yi-Chin Lee/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Nearly a year after the Trump administration tried to kill an Obama-era program shielding young undocumented immigrants from deportation, dueling lawsuits will probably determine the fate of hundreds of thousands of people who were brought to the country as children.

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Immigrant start-ups thriving in Maryland

COLLEGE PARK — Johan Sebastian Garcia considered launching his technology company in California or New York, to tap into the vibrant tech culture and startup capital in those states. But the 29-year-old graduate student from Bogota, Colombia, ultimately decided to ...

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Undocumented immigrant fights for law license

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — A Florida man’s bid to become the first undocumented immigrant to obtain a law license in the United States met skepticism Tuesday from most of that state’s Supreme Court justices. Jose Godinez-Samperio came to the U.S. with ...

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Immigrant’s win could lead to deportation

What looked like the second win in three months for a Nigerian immigrant might yet open the door to his deportation. In May, the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a deportation order against Temitope Akinsade ...

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Top court to decide if controversial ‘Dream Act’ can be put to vote

An immigrant-rights group’s bid to block a referendum on the Maryland Dream Act is not over yet. The state’s top court has revived Casa de Maryland’s quest to keep the question off the November ballot, agreeing to review a judge’s ...

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Joe Surkiewicz: Legal help for Asian-Americans

The myth: Asian-Americans, the fastest-growing immigrant group in the U.S., are uniformly wealthy, well-educated and well-assimilated into American culture. The reality? It’s very different: Nearly three-quarters of Asian-Americans are immigrants, more than a third speak English less than well, one ...

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Federal judge hears arguments in Frederick race bias case

An attorney for Frederick County says there’s no evidence that two deputy sheriffs discriminated against a Salvadoran woman during a 2008 encounter that led to her arrest on an immigration warrant. The attorney made the remarks Tuesday while arguing for ...

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