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Travel Ban 3.0 Developments: What You Should Know

Travel Ban 3.0 Developments: What You Should Know

The Supreme Court—with a 7-2 vote on Monday—gave the green light to the Trump administration’s third travel ban, allowing it to fully go into effect. In two brief orders, the Supreme Court temporarily lifted injunctions from federal courts in Hawaii and Maryland that had prevented the Trump administration from imposing an indefinite ban on the […]

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Travel Ban 2.0 Halted by Two District Judges

Travel Ban 2.0 Halted by Two District Judges

The Trump administration has failed in its attempt to rewrite the executive order banning individuals from targeted Muslim-majority nations in order to pass legal muster. On the eve of the new order taking effect, two district judges have shut it down. The first nationwide order was issued by a district court in Hawaii on Wednesday […]

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“Sanctuary” Policies Protect Communities, Not Criminals

“Sanctuary” Policies Protect Communities, Not Criminals

State by state “sanctuary” policies have received significant attention lately. Hundreds of communities across the nation have passed some version of a sanctuary policy and in doing so have made decisions about how they want to use their local resources. Yet the new administration, as well as others, are attempting to impede their ability to […]

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Presidential Candidate O’Malley’s Immigration Record

Written by on June 1, 2015 in Elections with 0 Comments
Presidential Candidate O’Malley’s Immigration Record

On Saturday, former Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley became the third Democratic candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race. In his announcement, O’Malley said that “for the sake of our country’s security, and our country’s well-being, and our country’s economic growth” comprehensive immigration reform must include a path to citizenship. However, O’Malley has not only been […]

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Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

Written by on December 21, 2012 in DACA/DAPA, Elections, Enforcement, Legislation, Reform with 0 Comments
Countdown of the Top Five Immigration Stories of 2012

In the beginning of 2012, the landscape of the immigration world looked much different.  Pro-immigrant groups were coming off of a rough few years that saw the failure of the DREAM Act, a spike in deportations under President Obama, and the passage of several state-level restrictionist bills like Arizona’s infamous SB 1070 and Alabama’s HB […]

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Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

Immigrants May Hold the Key to Urban Renewal in Baltimore

In an attempt to reverse decades of population decline, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has launched a high-profile effort to attract “new Americans” to the city. The theory is that these new Americans—that is, immigrants—will bring the skills, entrepreneurship, and tax base needed to revitalize blighted neighborhoods that are now full of boarded-up buildings rather than […]

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Understanding the Important Symbolism of the Maryland DREAM Act Victory

Understanding the Important Symbolism of the Maryland DREAM Act Victory

While much of last week’s energy was focused on Latino voter turnout in the Presidential race— and the subsequent recognition that immigration reform was all but inevitable—there was another major victory for immigration policy that came out of Maryland. Voters in the state supported through referendum their legislature’s decision to provide in-state tuition to undocumented […]

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Maryland DREAM Act is a Smart Economic Investment

Maryland DREAM Act is a Smart Economic Investment

Education is an investment that yields sizeable dividends over time. Well-educated students go on to become well-educated workers who earn more, pay more in taxes, and are less likely to rely upon public benefits. This is why the DREAM Act, and all of the state-level bills that bear its name, make so much sense. Allowing […]

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Lieutenant Governor Makes Plea for Maryland DREAM Act

Written by on July 23, 2012 in Legislation, State and Local with 0 Comments
Lieutenant Governor Makes Plea for Maryland DREAM Act

At the end of its 2011 legislative session, Maryland lawmakers passed a bill that would allow certain undocumented students to pay in-state tuition rates at Maryland community colleges, joining 12 other states with similar laws. Now, however, opponents of the law have gathered enough signatures to suspend the law and force a referendum come November. […]

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Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

Written by on May 23, 2012 in Economics, Enforcement, Immigration 101 with 0 Comments
Anti-Immigration Group Blames Students for Maryland’s Budget Gap

In a case of very creative accounting, the nativist Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) is blaming students for Maryland’s fiscal woes. In a new report, FAIR lumps together students who are unauthorized immigrants with U.S.-born students who have unauthorized parents and claims that they are all costing Maryland taxpayers astronomical sums in educational expenditures. […]

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