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March 9, 2011
Regarding your editorial on lowering college tuition rates for undocumented immigrants ("A flawed compromise," March 8), investing in our youth makes good sense, in particular where education is concerned. If our legislators truly recognized the value of education and how it results in increased productivity that, in turn, leads to increased revenue for the state down the road, they would be funding free tuition to all of our residents. However, cultivating our local "human capital," as you phrase it, will only result in rewards for the state if that capital stays here.
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NEWS
September 28, 2014
What do you call a person who has been granted the right to drive in Maryland, but has no legal right to stay in the United States ( "Raid spurs immigrants fear of driver's licenses ," Sept. 20)? Is he or she a semi-citizen? A second-class citizen? A quasi-citizen? If not an illegal immigrant, what would be a fair description? Decriminalized citizen? Once Maryland opted to license undocumented immigrants to drive, it was entirely predictable that federal immigration police would make use of the MVA database to weed out those drivers without papers.
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NEWS
September 28, 2014
What do you call a person who has been granted the right to drive in Maryland, but has no legal right to stay in the United States ( "Raid spurs immigrants fear of driver's licenses ," Sept. 20)? Is he or she a semi-citizen? A second-class citizen? A quasi-citizen? If not an illegal immigrant, what would be a fair description? Decriminalized citizen? Once Maryland opted to license undocumented immigrants to drive, it was entirely predictable that federal immigration police would make use of the MVA database to weed out those drivers without papers.
NEWS
By Peter Kirsanow | June 11, 2013
The Senate this week begins debate on the proposed immigration reform bill. If this bill becomes law, there is one likely outcome for low-skilled Maryland workers: disaster. The assurances of the bill's proponents that the bill will somehow help the economy obscure copious evidence that it will wreak enormous damage to the employment prospects of American workers who have already seen their wages and employment rates plummet. Indeed, it is no secret that the employment picture for low-skilled workers is abysmal.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
I'm old enough to remember the 1986 amnesty for undocumented immigrants ("Citizen status is seen for millions," Jan. 28). I recall it was guaranteed never to happen again and the matter was settled. Now, nearly three decades later, we're back at square one. Millions apparently will be pardoned and soon wending their way to citizenship. I was surprised by Vice President Joe Biden's recent comment at this month's congressional swearing in ceremony. He stated that the Latinos "are the center of the future of this nation.
NEWS
By Nicole Gaouette and Nicole Gaouette,LOS ANGELES TIMES | May 16, 2007
WASHINGTON -- Senators negotiating a bipartisan immigration reform bill have settled on the details of a plan that would immediately grant legal status to all illegal immigrants currently in the United States. The deal on "Z visas" for illegal immigrants is one of several issues where Democrats and Republicans have reached broad agreement. But as senators emerged from what they had hoped would be a final round of negotiations yesterday, they indicated that painstakingly slow progress would keep them from meeting the deadline set by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada to begin debate on a bill today.
NEWS
By John J. Goldman and John J. Goldman,LOS ANGELES TIMES | October 5, 2003
NEW YORK - Completing bus journeys throughout the United States modeled on the Freedom Rides that fought segregation in the South, tens of thousands of demonstrators gathered in a New York yesterday to urge stronger rights for immigrants. The demonstration in Flushing Meadows Park was designed to heighten awareness of the plight of immigrants who are seeking a clear path to citizenship, to reunite with their families and greater protection in the workplace. "When I was 21 years old, I got on a bus in Washington, D.C. There were 13 of us. We traveled to the South to bring down those signs that say `white man' and `colored man,' `white women' and `colored women,'" Rep. John Lewis, a Georgia Democrat, told a cheering crowd.
NEWS
By SUN-SENTINEL | March 26, 1998
WASHINGTON -- Rallying outside the Capitol, hundreds of Central Americans demanded yesterday that the United States accept refugees from their war-torn homelands the same way it welcomes those who fled from Cuba and Nicaragua.The demonstration renewed a bitter debate about whether those who flee leftist regimes should get preferential treatment over those who escape other forms of oppression or upheaval.Salvadorans, Guatemalans and Hondurans streamed in from various parts of the Eastern Seaboard to rally behind legislation that would make tens of thousands of Central Americans permanent legal residents of the United States.
NEWS
By Walter F. Roche Jr. and Scott Higham and Walter F. Roche Jr. and Scott Higham,SUN STAFF | February 26, 1998
State Insurance Commissioner Steven B. Larsen said yesterday he has ordered a sweeping review of the legal status of PrimeHealth Corp., an HMO licensed by his agency that won a multimillion-dollar state contract and has come under scrutiny by two grand juries investigating former Sen. Larry Young.Larsen, who took over as commissioner after the Lanham-based company received its license in 1996, also acknowledged that Friendship LLC -- a Nevada-based corporation that owns 100 percent of PrimeHealth's stock -- has lost its corporate charter, leaving the HMO's legal status in Maryland uncertain.
NEWS
By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | March 6, 2003
A proposal to help undocumented immigrants in Maryland obtain their driver's licenses came under fire yesterday because of concerns the measure could make it easier for terrorists to acquire identification from the state. Family members of Sept. 11 victims and other opponents of the bill launched a campaign against the legislation in a news conference and during a packed hearing before the House Judiciary Committee. "This is a situation that is intolerable," said Wilton A. Sekzer, a board member of the 911 Families for a Secure America who lost his son in the World Trade Center attack, during the morning news conference.
NEWS
January 29, 2013
I'm old enough to remember the 1986 amnesty for undocumented immigrants ("Citizen status is seen for millions," Jan. 28). I recall it was guaranteed never to happen again and the matter was settled. Now, nearly three decades later, we're back at square one. Millions apparently will be pardoned and soon wending their way to citizenship. I was surprised by Vice President Joe Biden's recent comment at this month's congressional swearing in ceremony. He stated that the Latinos "are the center of the future of this nation.
NEWS
October 8, 2012
Many of the arguments on both sides of the debate about Maryland's version of the Dream Act are emotional. They deal with the question of whether it is fair to provide benefits in the form of in-state college tuition to students whose parents came to this country illegally, or about whether those who have known no home other than America should be denied the chance to achieve their fullest potential. But it is also a simple question of dollars and cents: How much will it cost, and what do we, the taxpayers, get out of it?
NEWS
August 19, 2012
On Wednesday, one of the most sweeping changes in U.S. immigration policy in decades went into effect when an estimated 1.7 million children of undocumented immigrants became eligible to apply for the temporary right to work and go to school in this country without fear of being deported. Under an executive order issued by President Barack Obama in June, the federal government will no longer deport undocumented immigrants under the age of 31 who came to this country as children if they meet certain conditions.
BUSINESS
Yvonne Wenger | May 7, 2012
A survey of 549 community-based organizations suggests that housing discrimination is on the rise, particularly targeting disabled individuals, immigrants, minorities and families with children, according to the nonprofit Consumer Action . Locally, Baltimore Neighborhoods Inc. has said it found similar problems. The organizations, which has sent “testers” out in the region to inquire about available housing, filed suit last year and in 2010 over alleged discrimination.
EXPLORE
August 4, 2011
Editor: In response to Patrick Endres' letter printed July 27 in The Aegis and entitled "Immigrants Vital to U.S. ", I would submit that once again, the debate is not one of immigration but one of illegal immigration. We do not have to revisit the sins of our ancestors during the Mexican American War to justify the current failure of our government officials to enforce the rule of law across the land. When a permanent underclass of people living in the shadows of our society is not only allowed but encouraged, the country as a whole suffers.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
Dan Rodricks ' recent column ("Immigrants: We detest them — and need them," June 30) unjustly slams legal immigrants and American citizens. By his column comments, it appears Mr. Rodricks does not understand there are drastic differences between Americans' attitude about legal as opposed to illegal immigration. American citizens appreciate the hard work that legal immigrants do in our country in all occupations especially those in the agricultural industry. What is not appreciated are citizens from other countries who illegally cross our borders (many with drugs tied to their back)
NEWS
By Sam Enriquez and Patrick J. McDonnell and Sam Enriquez and Patrick J. McDonnell,LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 15, 2007
MERIDA, Mexico -- President Bush wrapped up his Latin America tour yesterday with a pledge to Mexican President Felipe Calderon that he would seek an accord that occupies the middle ground between amnesty for illegal residents and booting out more than 12 million people. "Amnesty is not going to fly. There is not going to be automatic citizenship; it just won't work," Bush said. "People in the United States don't support that, and neither do I. Nor will kicking people out of the United States work.
NEWS
By Maura Reynolds and Maura Reynolds,Los Angeles Times | May 30, 2007
GLYNCO, Ga. -- President Bush cranked up his campaign for immigration reform yesterday, accusing detractors of unfairly picking apart a compromise bill and of denouncing the legislation without reading it. The president used his most forceful language yet in support of the Senate bill, which would establish a new point system for awarding green cards and offer legal status to many illegal workers already in the country. "The first step to comprehensive reform must be to enforce immigration laws at the borders and at work sites across America.
NEWS
July 1, 2011
The Fox News network published an opinion article entitled "An Illegal Alien's Guide to the Top Five Best Places to Live In America". As an introduction, the author (Bob Dane) stated, "When 'relocating' to the United States, it's best to avoid states that have selfishly put the interests of their legal residents ahead of yours with laws that hinder your access to jobs and benefits. But many attractive destinations remain, endorsed by millions of illegal aliens already living in each.
NEWS
March 9, 2011
Regarding your editorial on lowering college tuition rates for undocumented immigrants ("A flawed compromise," March 8), investing in our youth makes good sense, in particular where education is concerned. If our legislators truly recognized the value of education and how it results in increased productivity that, in turn, leads to increased revenue for the state down the road, they would be funding free tuition to all of our residents. However, cultivating our local "human capital," as you phrase it, will only result in rewards for the state if that capital stays here.
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