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April 16, 2011
Am I the only person in Maryland offended by the pictures of illegal immigrants, one on them on the front page, that appeared in your newspaper April 14? An individual illegally invades our state and country, breaks our laws and takes by force what others spend years to achieve legally and we celebrate this violation of law and borders with quotes and interviews while never questioning their right to be here? I wonder just when our elected officials were given the choice of what laws they choose to enforce.
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By John Fritze and The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2014
Prince George's County will become the state's second jurisdiction to stop honoring federal requests to hold illegal immigrants beyond their scheduled release unless agents can demonstrate it is likely that they have committed a crime, county officials said Thursday. County officials have issued the policy in response to a recent letter from the office of the Maryland attorney general, who opined that holding immigrants on "detainers" requested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement without probable cause to believe they are criminals could violate the Fourth Amendment.
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NEWS
May 17, 2011
Dan Rodricks used the example of an illegal immigrant who became a doctor and saved a woman's life to illustrate the wonderful asset illegal immigrants can be ("'Illegals' and the next economy," May 15). In the interest of fair and balanced commentary, I wish he would have compared the number of illegal immigrants who save someone's life to the number who commit violent crimes — like the "thrill-kill" murder of three New Jersey college students who were shot in the head in a school yard by an illegal immigrant.
NEWS
September 11, 2014
While legal American workers obey our laws, pay their taxes and try to provide a decent life for their families, an endless line of illegal immigrants from Central America and Mexico continues to pass through our unsecured border to endanger our economy and security. These undocumented immigrants take advantage of our health care system, overcrowd our public schools and demand services they have not earned and do not deserve. They also bring diseases with them that are endangering our well being.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
President Barack Obama no longer has to worry about re-election. He is now free to pursue his so called "comprehensive immigration reform" or amnesty for illegal immigrants. Congress must stop any illegal immigrant amnesty proposals from the Obama administration now. Don't let Congress ignore the plight of the American worker. We should not believe any lame excuses for rewarding illegal immigrants with American jobs. The willingness to pass a mass amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants must not come about as long as there are 20 million Americans who can't find a full-time job, and allowing 12 million illegal immigrants to join the legal work force would only make things in the job market worse.
NEWS
February 18, 2014
Our governor seems a bit confused. He wrote a letter to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security asking why they are doing their job and deporting illegal immigrants who do not have a serious criminal history ( "Groups target inconsistencies in immigration enforcement," Feb. 16). The answer is that anyone who sneaks into this country illegally is a serious criminal and should be deported. Kurt S. Willem - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
February 18, 2010
Federal prosecutors say a Columbia woman has been charged with importing and harboring illegal immigrants who worked at her Hanover restaurant. The U.S. attorney's office said 54-year-old Yen Wan Cheng was arrested Tuesday and made an initial appearance Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Prosecutors said Cheng housed the illegal immigrants in a home she owns in Columbia and transported them to the restaurant where they worked, the Red Parrot Asian Bistro. The U.S. attorney's office says she faces up to three years for employing illegal immigrants and five years each on various charges of harboring and transporting illegal immigrants.
NEWS
March 22, 2011
The Maryland Senate once again sold out to illegal immigrants by voting to allow their children to pay in-state tuition rates if they attend Maryland colleges and universities, and by doing so they have saddled the state taxpayers with millions in additional costs. Instead, the Senate should have done the right thing and reported these illegal immigrants to the authorities and gotten them and their children out of Maryland. It goes to show that the Maryland Senate is nothing but a bleeding heart group of idiots that failed to see that real Marylanders are still struggling to make ends meet.
NEWS
March 18, 2013
To the letter writer to claimed that undocumented immigrants should be able to get driver's licenses, I say: Who are you kidding ("Illegal immigrants should have driver's licenses," March 13)? I personally have recently witnessed two incidents where illegal immigrants were involved in accidents. The first driver had a license but no insurance, and the second had neither. I am sure that many illegals with licenses do not have insurance. What part of "illegal" don't the politicians understand?
NEWS
March 11, 2013
Maryland has already issued driver's licenses to thousands of illegal immigrants, and Maryland Democrats want to continue this practice. But Maryland passed a law in 2009 to conform to the requirements of the Federal Real ID Act which disqualifies the use of licenses from states issuing them to illegal immigrants as proof of identity. The 2009 law discontinued the issuing of new drivers licenses to illegal immigrants and also prohibits license renewals to those who can't provide proof of legal residency after June 30, 2015.
NEWS
August 25, 2014
I believe that we should attempt to research our claims against people, especially when we generalize about large groups such as the 11 million or more immigrants from Latin America who have been in this country without legal papers ( "Illegal immigrants will destroy America as we know it," Aug. 16). I am closely acquainted with 90 to 100 of the families included in this figure, fine people who have been in Baltimore on average about 10 years. Far from being "dangerous criminals," "traffickers," or "a danger to our security," these moms and dads have stable families, work an average of two jobs between the couples (sometimes three or four)
NEWS
August 1, 2014
Whether the migrant unaccompanied children surging over our southern border are refugees, illegal migrants or whatever, they need to be cared for in a humane manner. However, this situation coupled with the push to legalize millions of folks illegally residing in America is the "perfect storm. " Many who have followed the illegal immigration problem for years have warned that the system was broken. We expressed concern that if the laws continued to be violated, serious problems would take place.
NEWS
July 31, 2014
The problem isn't the 57,000 or so illegal immigrant children who have crossed the border recently, or the 12 million illegal immigrants who are already here. The problem is the billion or two behind them who are thinking about heading this way. Once that billion or two come to believe that we'll let them stay they'll be on their way. When that happens, America will cease to be the place where Americans live. Instead, we'll have no say in who sets up shop here. The U.S. as a meaningful entity will cease to exist.
NEWS
July 30, 2014
Susan Reimer 's op-ed about a peaceful demonstration in Annapolis lacked any substance. She repeatedly referred to the demonstrators as "hateful" without quoting a single hateful remark ( "Hate-filled immigration demonstration hits home," July 23). Instead of even attempting to analyze the arguments of the demonstrators about securing the borders or even attempting to make a rational counter argument, she calls them names and says that they hate "other people's children. " Was there a sign that said that they hate children?
NEWS
By Peter Morici | July 29, 2014
The Labor Department is expected to report this week that the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent. But that hardly tells the story. The jobless rate may be down from its recession peak of 10 percent, but much of this results from adults - discouraged by the lack of decent job openings - having given up altogether. They are neither employed nor looking for work. Only about half of the drop in the adult participation rate may be attributed to the Baby Boom generation reaching retirement age. Lacking adequate resources to retire, a larger percentage of adults over 65 are working now than before the recession.
NEWS
July 16, 2014
The citizens of Carroll County are speaking out. They do not want illegal immigrants there ( "Harris opposes Carroll County immigrant shelter," July 11). Why doesn't Rep. Chris Van Hollen speak out as Rep. Andy Harris has done and support them? Makes one wonder, doesn't it? F. Cordell, Lutherville - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
By Jonah Goldberg | July 14, 2014
All you need to do is look at the headlines out of Central America to see why tens of thousands of children are ending up at our border. "In Columbia (sic), Rising Violence Breeds New Doubts" (N.Y. Times); "Guatemala Seen Slipping Into a Haven For Drugs" (LA Times); "Democracy Jeopardized as New Wave of Violence Sweeps Guatemala" (AP); "The Volcano That is Guatemala" (St. Louis Post-Dispatch); "A New Dark Age for Latin America?" (Miami Herald); "Murder Soars in El Salvador" (Washington Post)
NEWS
July 13, 2014
Oh, please. Don't call the tsunami of unaccompanied, undocumented migrants a "refugee crisis" ( "America's refugee crisis," July 9). If it were, they'd still be in Mexico. When populations flee, they seek refuge in the adjacent countries, they don't travel endless miles to a distant destination. Labeling those illegally crossing our border "refugees" is just a euphemism to soften the disaster facing this nation. I find it incredible that Mexico is never mentioned in connection with the surge.
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