Baltimore County unveils strategic plan to improve services and inclusion for immigrant community

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County New Americans Task Force has released a new strategic plan outlining recommendations to improve services and increase inclusion for the county’s immigrant community. The plan, titled “Welcoming and Belonging Strategic Plan,” was developed through a collaboration between the task force, county government, and Welcoming America, an organization that supports immigrants across the country. “Diversity is our […]

Baltimore County man convicted of visa fraud conspiracy, faces up to 15 years in prison

BALTIMORE, MD—A federal jury has convicted a Baltimore County man of conspiracy to commit visa fraud. Oluwatoyin Aborisade also faces charges of visa fraud and aggravated identity theft. Aborisade, an Owings Mills resident, was found to have run a fake immigration law firm that provided legal documents to people who wanted to enter the United States illegally. He made these […]

Delegates call for local law enforcement to cooperate with ICE in response to border crisis

The following is an editorial piece from Delegate Kathy Szeliga and Delegate Matt Morgan. Due to the massive influx of illegal immigrants caused by President Biden’s open border policies, communities around the country have become increasingly unsafe. Just recently, a Venezuelan migrant who crossed the southern border illegally killed 22-year-old Georgia college student Laken Riley while she was out for […]

ICE arrests MS-13 gang member convicted of accessory to murder in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD—ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations Baltimore apprehended a Salvadoran noncitizen who was convicted in 2023 of accessory to first-degree murder after the fact in Montgomery County. Deportation officers from ERO Baltimore’s Fugitive Operations Team arrested the 30-year-old MS-13 gang member on January 29 near his residence in Silver Spring. “This unlawfully present Salvadoran gang member’s presence in the United […]

Seven Maryland Delegates: Border humanitarian crisis will not be fixed by federal handout

The following is an editorial piece from seven Maryland House of Delegates members. ANNAPOLIS, MD—This week, seven Maryland House of Delegates members wrote to President Joe Biden and U.S. Congressional leaders about the immigration crisis. The lawmakers were shocked and appalled that Governor Moore and eight other state governors asked President Biden to send more money because of the flood […]

County Executive Cassilly vows to block efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County

BEL AIR, MD—County Executive Bob Cassilly this week issued the following statement on possible efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County. “My office received an unsolicited letter on Monday from an unknown organization indicating that they were working to bring up to 105 families of undocumented immigrants from New York City to the Holiday Inn in Belcamp. A letter […]

Olszewski issues executive order to establish New Americans Task Force to build relationships with immigrant community

TOWSON, MD—In acknowledgement of the growing number of residents who are immigrants and their substantial contributions to Baltimore County, County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week issued an executive order establishing a New Americans Task Force. The new Task Force will guide County government as it seeks to build and maintain positive relationships with members of the immigrant community, and share […]

NOW YOU KNOW: End-of-session review part II

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Welcome back to the 2023 End of Session Review, a continuation of last week’s article! This article outlines additional measures that took place during the Annapolis legislative session – some good and others not so much. In March, Governor Moore announced that Maryland would move to electric […]