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Jul 14, 2020

Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the coronavirus pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a hearing in a federal […]

Apr 30, 2020

Suit challenges bond hearing policies, practices in Immigration Court

Attorneys for three jailed immigrants filed a class action lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore challenging what they say are unconstitutional bond hearing policies and practices of the Baltimore Immigration Court that lead to the arbitrary detention of non-U.S. citizens. U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr is among the defendants listed in the […]

Jan 10, 2019

Woman who won wrongful arrest lawsuit detained by ICE

A Salvadoran woman who successfully sued a Maryland county for wrongful profiling and arrest has been detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a routine check-in.

Aug 21, 2018

US deports ex-Nazi guard, 95, to Germany after long wait

A 95-year-old former Nazi concentration camp guard who lived quietly in New York City for decades was carried out of his home on a stretcher by federal agents and flown to Germany early Tuesday in what could prove to be the last U.S. deportation of a World War II-era war-crimes suspect.

Jul 25, 2018

ACLU sues ICE for records about Harford Co. detention program

The ACLU of Maryland filed a federal Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Wednesday seeking details about Harford County's implementation of a program to detain arrested individuals for immigration screening.

Jul 5, 2017

Baltimore business officials concerned after immigration inquiry sends employees packing

Hispanic and other Maryland business leaders are expressing concern after an Immigration and Customs Enforcement inquiry led 30 employees of The BoatHouse in Canton to resign last month. ICE requested the restaurant’s I-9 forms, which require employees to provide identification and proof of employment eligibility. Employees cannot knowingly hire someone who fail to provide this […]

Jun 27, 2017

Baltimore restaurant owner: more than 30 workers gone, ICE review

More than 30 employees at a Baltimore waterfront eatery didn’t show up to work after an owner says Immigration and Customs Enforcement started reviewing its records. The Baltimore Sun reports co-owner Gene Singleton says The BoatHouse Canton received an ICE request on Thursday to review I-9 forms. He says the more than 90 remaining staff […]

Aug 13, 2015

Activists to protest Md. notification of ICE about jail releases

ANNAPOLIS — Immigrant activists are scheduled to protest Gov. Larry Hogan’s decision to comply with a federal program to notify federal authorities about when and where people facing possible deportation will be released from jail. The protest is scheduled for Thursday at the governor’s mansion in Annapolis. Maryland corrections officials say the state is notifying […]

Mar 2, 2012

Baltimore bars police from immigration enforcement

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is issuing an executive order prohibiting police officers from asking about a person’s citizenship status. Rawlings-Blake issued the order Friday to all city agencies barring discrimination against immigrants. It bars use of city funds to investigate or question people suspected of violating of federal immigration law unless required by the state [&he[...]

Dec 22, 2011

Federal roundup nabs $76M in counterfeit goods

MIAMI — Authorities conducting a six-week counterfeit sweep in three countries seized 327,000 phony items including fake Hello Kitty clothing and cheap imitation Casio G-Shock sport watches that if legitimate carry suggested retail prices of more than $76 million, federal investigators said Thursday. “Counterfeiting remains a significant problem that demands strong enforcement efforts both[...]

Nov 15, 2011

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 the woman’s federal lawsuit to be decided without a trial. Roxana Orellana Santos claimed she […]

Aug 18, 2011

Ocean City businesses raided for counterfeit goods

OCEAN CITY — Law enforcement officers have raided two dozen Ocean City businesses suspected of trafficking in counterfeit goods. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials conducted the raids on Wednesday, with help from the FBI and state and local police. Authorities confiscated mass quantities of bootlegged and fraudulent merchandise. A lawsuit filed last summer in […]

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