Monday, April 22, 2019

Large Disparities in Noncriminal Deportations under US Program to Deport Criminal Undocumented Immigrants in Some Parts of Country

Up to a quarter of undocumented immigrants deported under Secure Communities, a federal program that is meant to identify criminals who are in the country illegally, had a clean criminal record and in some areas more than half of deportees had never been convicted of a crime, according to government statistics. In Maryland’s Prince George’s […]

Activists Call on Officials in Maryland to Bar Police from Questioning Immigration Status

A surge in violence against Latinos in Baltimore, Maryland, prompted Latino activists, clergy and civil rights leaders Tuesday to call on city officials to implement a written policy barring police from asking the immigration status of those who call for help. A crowd of about three dozen Latino and black community members gathered at a […]