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7:59 am
Fri November 14, 2014

Delaware Latino Summit Mulls Issues Facing Fast Growing Population

Credit Delaware Hispanic Commission website

Governor Jack Markell made a unique presentation for a sitting governor.

He came to the Delaware Latino Summit in Dover and addressed them in Spanish.

He told this fast growing population in the state, that many people are concerned that an ID that showed they weren’t citizens could be used against them.

WBOC reports that a Pew Research estimate in 2010 showed that the First state has between 25-thousand and 35-thousand undocumented immigrants.

In addition, there are 171 unaccompanied undocumented minors were in Delaware as of October.

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Local News
3:03 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

School Board Frustration Over Expected Immigrant Students

Credit Don Rush

Members of the Indian River School Board expressed frustration at yesterday’s meeting with Governor Jack Markell over the impact of the state taking in over a hundred unaccompanied undocumented children.

The federal government has place 117 of them with families in Delaware.

Superintendent Susan Bunting told the board that the children will attend schools in the district promising to work with them.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that in recent years there has been a surge of overall student population including Sussex Central High School.

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Local News
9:38 am
Mon July 28, 2014

O'Malley Meets Again with Clergy on Unaccompanied Immigrant Children

Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is scheduled to meet with clergy leaders for the second time to talk about how to help some of the thousands of unaccompanied children who have come across the border from Central America

WBAL Radio reports the meeting will be on Monday in Annapolis.

Leaders of Catholic Charities, the Maryland Catholic Conference and the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland are among those due to meet with the governor.

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Local News
8:56 am
Tue July 22, 2014

O'Malley Meets with Faith Leaders on Immigrant Children

Governor Martin O'Malley (D-Md)
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley is meeting with Maryland faith leaders to discuss how to help unaccompanied immigrant children who have been coming across the border from Central America.

O'Malley held a meeting on Monday in Annapolis with dozens of representatives from religious groups.

Nina Smith, an O'Malley spokeswoman, says they are discussing possible partnerships the state could form with them to help the children.

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Local News
12:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

MD Governor Pushes Back on Holding Immigrants for ICE

Governor Martin O'Malley
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Maryland's governor says a state jail in Baltimore will no longer automatically comply with federal requests to hold immigrants past their release date for possible deportation.

Gov. Martin O'Malley says the Baltimore City Detention Center will now consider the severity of the charges a person is facing when reviewing U.S. Immigration and Customs and Enforcement requests to hold immigrants through the "Secure Communities" program. O'Malley notified Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson of the change in a letter released last week.

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11:02 am
Fri April 5, 2013

Undocumented Driver's License Bill Advances in Md Senate

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates advanced a measure that would allow people with an unlawful immigration status to continue to obtain driver's licenses.

If passed, the bill would make permanent an existing two-tiered driver's license system, striking down the state's 2015 deadline for people in the country illegally to get rid of their Maryland driver's licenses.

The Senate has already approved the measure.

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1:06 pm
Thu August 23, 2012

Dreamers

Dreamers, thefilam.net

President Obama created a new program that will allow young undocumented immigrants to defer deportation for the next two years.  Delmarva Public Radio presents two features. Charito Calvachi-Mateyko provided repetorial work on the Festival Hispano segment.