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UPDATE: The Trump administration has reversed course and rescinded this rule.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 …

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 …

Attorney General Frosh joins multi-state coalition opposing federal efforts to revoke Temporary Protected Status for Haitian nationals

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Monday joined a group of 21 attorneys general in challenging the Trump administration’s effort to revoke Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitian nationals. If the administration is allowed to move forward, Haitian TPS holders in Maryland, other states, and the District of Columbia would lose their legal status, leaving them vulnerable to …

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 …

Joint task force launched to combat Baltimore crime

BALTIMORE, MD – The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Maryland, along with federal, state, and local law enforcement partners, on Wednesday announced the Baltimore Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF) Strike Force, a new initiative designed to combat violent crime in Baltimore. The mission of the Baltimore OCDETF Strike Force is to disrupt and dismantle the most …