Senate Democrats, Including Cardin, Van Hollen, Reintroduce Bill To Allow Immigrants With Protected Status To Become Legal ResidentsA group of more than 20 Senate Democrats, including Maryland Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen, have reintroduced legislation designed to allow some immigrants with temporary protected status to apply for legal permanent residency.
Settlement In Racial Bias Case Includes Apology From Frederick County SheriffA Latina immigrant who said her detention during a traffic stop fit a pattern of racially discriminatory policing in a Maryland county has reached a $125,000 settlement that includes a written apology from the county's sheriff, her attorneys said Thursday.
Council Passes Bill Stopping Howard County From Housing ICE Detainees; Calvin Ball Plans To VetoThe Howard County Council on Monday passed a bill that would stop the county from housing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees, but County Executive Calvin Ball has pledged to veto it.
Zhiyang Yang Charged With Bribing Public Official To Get Permanent Resident CardA 60-year-old man in the U.S. illegally was indicted this week on federal charges for allegedly bribing an immigration official to get a permanent resident card that would show he has legal status to remain in the country, the justice department said.
Demetrio Ignacio-Flores, In U.S. Illegally, Arrested In Virginia For Wife's Murder In MexicoA 38-year-old man who was in the U.S. illegally was arrested in Virginia Thursday for allegedly murdering his wife in Mexico, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials said.
Immigration Courts Reopen Despite Rising Coronavirus CasesThree immigration courts reopened Monday as the government extended its push to fully restart the clogged system despite rising coronavirus cases in states where many of the small courtrooms are located.
Online Registrar Threatens To Drop Anti-Immigration WebsiteAn internet registrar is threatening to delist a website that is a leading promoter of white nationalist and anti-immigration views, a move that could make the site accessible only to diehard users willing to use a special browser to find it on the dark web.
14 US Attorneys General, Including Frosh, File Brief Calling For End To Immigration Arrests At State CourthousesMore than a dozen attorneys general, including Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, have filed a brief in a case out of Massachusetts that stops federal immigration arrests from happening in or around state courthouses without a warrant or court order.
Coronavirus Latest: ACLU Files Complaint Against Baltimore Immigration Judge Denying Hearing, Trial PostponementsThey are claiming that one immigrant was ordered to be deported by Judge Crosland, because the man had failed to attend his hearing due to "fear of COVID-19,"
Judge Sides With Couples Suing Feds Over Marriage InterviewsA federal judge in Maryland has banned immigration officials from arresting, detaining and deporting immigrants who are seeking legal status based on their marriages to U.S. citizens.
Feds Appeal Order Blocking Trump Refugee Settlement LimitA notice of appeal filed Tuesday by the Justice Department says it is asking the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the Jan. 15 ruling by U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte in Maryland.