Maryland has taken a momentous step in expanding health care coverage and stabilizing health insurance costs for all residents in the state. This month, Gov. Wes Moore (D) signed the “Access to Care Act” into law, which ensures income-eligible Marylanders regardless of immigration status can buy health coverage from... Continue »
A Maryland Republican sheriff who once falsely claimed that immigrants are the biggest threat facing the United States has been indicted by a federal grand jury in a scheme to illegally acquire machine guns, the Justice Department announced this week. Frederick County Sheriff Chuck Jenkins and collaborator Robert Justin... Continue »
GOP’s Ugly Political Strategy on Display in Maryland and Arizona As attacks in congressional races in Maryland and Arizona demonstrate, and as we have been predicting, Republican candidates and campaigns are following the cues of the Trump White House and Attorney General Jeff Sessions and running hard on ugly, anti-immigrant... Continue »
Dreamer Dinners have arrived in Texas and California, with Congressman Joaquin Castro, Congressman Jimmy Gomez, Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo, and Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti all breaking bread with Dreamers during the 5th Anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Yesterday, in the midst... Continue »
Some Republicans have been trying to turn a horrific rape in a Rockville, Maryland high school into an anti-immigration news story, because the alleged perpetrators are immigrants.  It’s a sad exploitation of the situation. Treating this as an immigration problem rather than a sexual assault problem will certainly not lead... Continue »
Unfortunately, Out of State Lawsuit Keeping MD From Reaping the Benefits This year, the deadline for filing federal income taxes arrives on the same day that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the U.S. v Texas immigration case. Tax Day is a reminder that for the good of... Continue »
On a press call today national and state leaders discussed the path to victory for the recently passed DREAM Act in Maryland, which ensures that all Maryland kids whose families pay Maryland taxes are able to pay in-state tuition. Fred Yang, Partner, Garin Hart Yang Research Group, who has... Continue »
There are just two weeks left until Election Day and the Educating Maryland Kids campaign supporting Question 4 and the state DREAM Act is in full gear. We received this update from the campaign, highlighting the upcoming events this week that will rally in favor of the Maryland DREAM Act... Continue »
Earlier this week we wrote about a new University of Maryland Baltimore County study finding that the passage of Maryland’s Question 4 (a vote in favor of that state’s DREAM Act) will generate $66 million in economic benefits for the state: Maryland’s Dream Act, if approved by voters on... Continue »