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November 22, 2011
In "Hoping for Reprieve: Md. immigrants await new policy" (Nov. 19), The Sun reports a statement made by Republican Rep. Andy Harris that "If the president doesn't like the current law, he should have … worked with Congress to change it, not doing yet another unconstitutional end run around our immigration law. " As the congressman knows or at least should know, the Constitution (Article II, Section 3) assigns responsibility for the execution of federal law (and, implicitly, for setting prosecutorial priorities)
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September 22, 2014
Maryland's decision to join a handful of states that allow undocumented immigrants the chance to obtain driver's licenses was a pragmatic one designed to keep residents safe. Border security, deportation policy and pathways to citizenship are not within Maryland's purview, but ensuring that drivers on the road are competent, that their vehicles are registered and that they purchase insurance are the state's responsibility. The establishment of a two-tiered license system here - in which those who cannot document their immigration status are allowed the chance to obtain a license valid for driving but not purposes like getting on airplanes or entering federal buildings - was simply a rational response to the twin facts that some hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants live in Maryland and that by necessity they will drive whether we like it or not. The policy is of a piece with others the state has adopted in recent months.
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NEWS
February 18, 2014
The deportation of non-violent undocumented immigrants is costly. It tears apart the very fabric of society, the family, thus causing irreparable emotional pain. There are costs in dollars and cents not only for the incarceration, often lengthy, of the parent being deported, but also for transportation, by land and air, to other prison facilities prior to deportation. Louisiana is a final stop before the shackled mothers and fathers board a chartered plane to their final destination.
NEWS
August 24, 2014
At least five undocumented immigrants U.S. officials recently deported back to their homes in Honduras turned up dead at the morgue in San Pedro Sula, the Los Angeles Times reported . According to other news accounts, the victims ranged in age from 12 to 18, and all five had died of gunshot wounds. The director of the morgue speculated the killings were the work of criminal gangs in retribution for the children's refusal to become members or pay protection money to the thugs who terrorized their neighborhood.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
I'm sorry. I might make some people angry, but I agree with the law ( "Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record," Feb. 8). And if the people weren't illegal, their families wouldn't have to miss them. There are thousands of families here in the United States going through legal channels to get their foreign spouses and relatives here. We are doing what we are told and because of the illegals, we are having to wait even longer periods for approval. The resources for our cases has been shifted to President Barack Obama's illegal immigrant project.
NEWS
June 15, 2012
When will the people of the U.S.A. wake up to the fact that the grand impostor President Obama will keep on ignoring Congress and issuing imperial edicts to accomplish his reelection effort ("Obama to halt deportation of some illegal immigrants," June 15)? Time for Congress to act and start impeachment proceedings. F. Cordell
NEWS
August 24, 2014
At least five undocumented immigrants U.S. officials recently deported back to their homes in Honduras turned up dead at the morgue in San Pedro Sula, the Los Angeles Times reported . According to other news accounts, the victims ranged in age from 12 to 18, and all five had died of gunshot wounds. The director of the morgue speculated the killings were the work of criminal gangs in retribution for the children's refusal to become members or pay protection money to the thugs who terrorized their neighborhood.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 16, 2012
Hundreds of illegal immigrants lined an alley wall in Southeast Baltimore on Thursday night, each with a dream in mind. One saw a medical career, another a life in fashion. All said they were eager to take the first step toward their goals: filling out a federal application asking the government for a reprieve from deportation. The event, sponsored by the organization Casa de Maryland, was designed to assist immigrants with compiling the documentation and filling out the paperwork needed to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, launched Wednesday under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama.
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By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | June 15, 2012
Nathaly Uribe's grandmother broke into tears Friday when the Glen Burnie high school senior told her of a new federal policy that would protect many undocumented young immigrants from deportation. "Now," the older woman said, "I know I can't lose you. " Like many young immigrants, Uribe, 17, has spent most of her life in the United States haunted by the specter of deportation. The native of Chile is an honors student at Glen Burnie High School with a passion for volunteering and dreams of a career as a genetic researcher.
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By Peter Hermann | peter.hermann@baltsun.com | April 3, 2010
Four years ago, Mark Denisyuk broke into an apartment in Harford County. He fought with the occupants who threw him out and, when police arrived, he was standing outside, drunk, with slurred speech, his shirt and face bloodied. A judge later noted, "He had no realistic defense." Denisyuk pleaded guilty to assault. He was sentenced to serve two years in prison. But no one — not the trial judge, not the prosecutor, not his own lawyer — advised him that if he was not a U.S. citizen, and if he was found guilty of a crime, he could be deported.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | June 19, 2014
A policy that Gov. Martin O'Malley said would limit deportations from Baltimore to cases in which the immigrant poses a threat to public safety is facing criticism from advocates, who say it contains a loophole so large it will inevitably fall short of that goal. At issue is the way the state responds to requests by federal authorities to hold arrestees at Baltimore's Central Booking and Intake Center for possible deportation. O'Malley announced the new policy after The Baltimore Sun reported that 40 percent of immigrants deported from Maryland through a controversial federal program known as Secure Communities had no prior criminal record - despite the Obama administration's stated focus on prioritizing for removal those who committed crimes after crossing the border.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2014
Gov. Martin O'Malley announced Friday that the Baltimore City Detention Center will no longer automatically honor requests from the federal government to hold immigrants for deportation — making the state-run jail one of a relative handful in the country to take a more discerning approach on such requests. The move is intended to reduce deportations of immigrants who do not have criminal records under a federal program called Secure Communities. The program, run by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, is supposed to identify repeat and violent offenders for deportation.
NEWS
April 17, 2014
President Barack Obama has come under fire from Hispanic groups who say he hasn't done enough to enact comprehensive immigration reform and that his administration has deported record numbers of undocumented immigrants. Neither charge is wholly justified: Mr. Obama's pleas to House Republican leaders to take up an immigration bill passed by the Senate last year have been met with stony indifference, and though the total number of deportations on his watch has been higher than under previous presidents, they have been declining rapidly in recent years.
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By John F. Gossart Jr and By John F. Gossart Jr | March 12, 2014
It remains to be seen whether the United States Congress can muster the responsibility and will to do what is right and achieve comprehensive immigration reform this year. Republican leadership in the House of Representatives continues to hold immigration reform hostage, most recently justifying inaction by blaming President Obama's alleged track record on failing to enforce our immigration laws. Perhaps those in Congress should come and sit inside the many immigration courtrooms throughout the country for a fact check on this unfounded assertion.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
The deportation of non-violent undocumented immigrants is costly. It tears apart the very fabric of society, the family, thus causing irreparable emotional pain. There are costs in dollars and cents not only for the incarceration, often lengthy, of the parent being deported, but also for transportation, by land and air, to other prison facilities prior to deportation. Louisiana is a final stop before the shackled mothers and fathers board a chartered plane to their final destination.
NEWS
February 11, 2014
I'm sorry. I might make some people angry, but I agree with the law ( "Immigration program aimed at criminals deports many with no record," Feb. 8). And if the people weren't illegal, their families wouldn't have to miss them. There are thousands of families here in the United States going through legal channels to get their foreign spouses and relatives here. We are doing what we are told and because of the illegals, we are having to wait even longer periods for approval. The resources for our cases has been shifted to President Barack Obama's illegal immigrant project.
NEWS
March 10, 2011
In response to your editorial, "A flawed compromise on illegal immigrant tuition" (March 7), I propose a better plan. After graduating from high school, the illegal aliens should be deported back to Mexico along with their parents. There the student can enroll in a college in Mexico, and the Mexican government can pay for the student's education. After college, the student can become a productive citizen of Mexico and a part of their economy. Robert J. Stryjewski
NEWS
April 19, 1994
A federal administrative judge in Baltimore has denied a request to reopen the deportation case of native of Yugoslavian who was living in Glen Burnie.Judge William Greene Jr. decided last week not to stay the deportation of Steva Jaksic, 41, who is married to an American woman, Theresa Jaksic.The couple's attorney, Mark Maier of Wheaton, said he would ask the judge to reconsider the ruling.The couple married in 1992, but did not file the requisite Immigration and Naturalization Service forms until after Mr. Jaksic, a car salesman, was arrested in March.
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By John Fritze, The Baltimore Sun | February 8, 2014
Maria Carmen's 6-year-old daughter last spent a morning at home with her father on a Wednesday in October before he went to work. On the way to his construction job, he was pulled over for speeding on Eastern Avenue — a routine traffic stop that revealed he was in the country illegally. As a result, and despite his having no prior criminal record, the husband and father within weeks was led by federal agents onto a chartered plane in handcuffs and deported to his native Ecuador.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2013
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 Immigration Services and its more than 120 workers will open the new facility Jan. 15, ending its 12-year tenure in the G.H. Fallon Federal Building. Officials say the agency needs to establish its own identity and relationship with the immigrant community.
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