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Minors may get citizenship through their naturalized parents

Immigrants in Maryland who have a parent that became a naturalized U.S. citizen may be able to automatically claim citizenship. A person who was a U.S. permanent resident and a minor at the time the parent was naturalized may have already achieved that status, depending upon the satisfaction of certain requirements.

Women at detention center denied legal counsel

Maryland immigrant rights activists likely reacted with dismay when they learned that several Central American women who were seeking asylum in the United States said they were denied their right to legal counsel when facing deportation. Legally, even if they receive a deportation order, immigrants are supposed to have the right to a lawyer in the United States.

Immigrant released from detention after having 7 seizures

Some immigrants who are targeted for deportation are held in detention centers. Federal officials frequently detain immigrants who are caught crossing the border illegally. As many Maryland residents know the beginning of January, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement has begun a series of immigration raids and detentions that are purportedly aimed at deterring U.S. border crossings by Central American immigrants.

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