Education, Health, Politics, Sci-Tech

Frosh joins suit seeking nationwide injunction against new visa rules for international students

UPDATE: The Trump administration has reversed course and rescinded this rule. Original story below… —— BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a coalition of 18 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit to stop a new federal rule that would bar international students from studying in the United States. The lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court …


Crime, Police/Fire, Politics

Attorney General Frosh joins coalition fighting to halt immigration arrests at state courthouses

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh has joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general in continuing efforts to halt federal immigration arrests of non-citizens in and around state courthouses without a judicial warrant or court order. In an amicus brief filed in support of the plaintiffs in Ryan, et al. v. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, U.S. Department of …


REAL ID deadline extended due to COVID-19 pandemic

WASHINGTON, DC—President Donald Trump announced at a press conference on Monday evening that the federal government would be postponing the REAL ID deadline nationwide. The Department of Homeland Security had initially planned to begin enforcing REAL ID requirements on October 1st, 2020, but the deadline has now been extended due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new deadline has not yet …

Man who dealt drugs from Parkville apartment sentenced to prison

PARKVILLE, MD—A man who dealt drugs from a Parkville apartment will be going to prison. U.S. District Judge George L. Russell, III on Thursday sentenced Tyrell Daronte Curry, A.K.A. “Mike,” 28, of Baltimore, to 51 months in federal prison, followed by four years of supervised release for conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The sentence …

Middle River man pleads guilty to cocaine distribution charges

BALTIMORE, MD—A Middle River man has pleaded guilty to federal drug charges. Rondell Ronald Hackett, Jr., 34, of Middle River, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute cocaine. At the time of his arrest, Hackett was on supervised release for a previous federal drug conviction. The guilty plea was …

Edgewood man sentenced to 14 years in prison for conspiracy to distribute fentanyl trafficked From Mexican drug cartels

BALTIMORE, MD—U.S. District Judge Deborah K. Chasanow has sentenced Nevone McCrimmon, 48, of Edgewood, to 14 years in federal prison; and sentenced co-defendants William Elijah, 52; and Terrance Mobley, 51, both of Baltimore, each to 10 years in federal prison, all followed by five years of supervised release, for the federal charge of conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition fighting to halt immigration arrests at state courthouses

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Friday joined a coalition of 14 attorneys general to halt federal immigration arrests of non-citizens without a judicial warrant or court order in and around state courthouses throughout the nation. In an amicus brief filed in “State of Washington v. U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement; U.S. Customs …

MVA: One-year REAL ID countdown has begun

BALTIMORE, MD—With the rapidly approaching October 1, 2020, federal REAL ID deadline, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration and transportation officials from Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport have announced the one-year countdown for Marylanders to get a federally mandated REAL ID. Marylanders have just one year left to get a REAL ID before MDOT MVA branches close on …