Immigration

Maryland groups condemn federal refugee admissions reduction

Maryland organizations criticized as “cynical” and “astounding” the Thursday decision by the Trump Administration to decrease the national refugee admissions ceiling to its lowest level ever. The cap for fiscal 2020 will be 18,000 refugees, down from the ceiling of 110,000 set by President Obama in 2017, according to a news release from the State Department. The decision also allows cities and states to opt out of accepting refugees.

Senators criticize recent Central American agreements to address border crisis

WASHINGTON – Several Democratic senators sparred with representatives of the Trump administration Wednesday over recent agreements to divert asylum seekers to Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala.  The senators objected in a foreign relations committee meeting that the administration has not…

Separated migrant children likely to face lifelong trauma, Congress told

WASHINGTON – Migrant children who were separated from their parents will most likely deal with that trauma for the rest of their lives, a federal official told a congressional hearing Wednesday. “The consequences of separation for many of these children…

Liberians seek extension of program to allow their legal stay in the U.S. to continue

In just a number of days, the Deferred Enforced Departure program, or D.E.D., which grants Liberians a safe haven in America, will expire. Liberians from throughout the region joined with other supporters at a rally in Hyattsville in hopes of getting President Trump to extend the March 31 deadline.

House Democrats introduce bill to protect undocumented immigrants

WASHINGTON – In a rebuke to rollbacks issued by the Trump administration, House Democrats introduced the Dream and Promise Act Tuesday, which would afford protection to millions of undocumented residents. The proposed bill, H.R.6, would provide a direct path to…

Hoyer slams Trump’s border emergency claims, says there’s no border crisis

WASHINGTON — With the threat of another government shutdown looming, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Maryland, took aim Wednesday at President Donald Trump’s claims of a border emergency, saying “there is no crisis.” “The bottom line he found is (the…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 13

WASHINGTON – On the last episode of The Washington Bullpen for the Fall 2018 semester, host Jarod Golub has the latest on former Donald Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s sentencing, the clash between President Trump and Democratic lawmakers over border wall…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 9

WASHINGTON – For Episode 9 of “The Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub has a segment on the California mass shooting, an update on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’s departure, the lowdown on the Trump administration’s latest attempt to fight immigration…

The Washington Bullpen, Episode 3

WASHINGTON – This week on the “Washington Bullpen” podcast, host Jarod Golub discusses the green card law change proposed by the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump’s United Nations press conference and the Kavanaugh confirmation vote and testimonies.

Local sheriffs join in effort to get Congress to approve immigration reform

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler was among several sheriffs from Maryland who joined with dozens of other sheriffs from around the country on Capitol Hill Wednesday urging lawmakers to approve legislation they say will increase border security and reform the country’s immigration system.