Immigration Action team

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joe biden’s immigration priorities

“You know, 11 million people live in the shadows. I believe they’re already American citizens. These people are just waiting, waiting for a chance to contribute fully. And by that standard, 11 million undocumented aliens are already Americans, in my view.”

Joe Biden in 2014

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Bill to end ice contract

On August 27 County Council member Liz Walsh introduced a bill (CB-51) that would end Howard County’s contract with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency. The contract allows ICE to use the county’s detention center to house immigrants charged with violating federal immigration law.

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who we are

Mission and objectives

Make Howard County a safe and supportive environment for immigrants. The team hopes to raise public awareness of immigrants’ and refugees’ rights and concerns in order to promote compassionate legislation.

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what we do

Demonstration on ending ICE contract with HoCo.

Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice

Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice (HCCIJ) is a group of immigrants, concerned organizations, and individuals working to support and protect our foreign-born friends and neighbors in Howard County.  We believe all residents of Howard County deserve respect, justice, safety, and opportunities to thrive and prosper.


The Foreign-Born Information and Referral Network FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland, that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees, and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. FIRN provides immigration counseling, interpreting & translation services, information and referrals and a variety of workshops.

CASA of Maryland

CASA is a nonprofit group working to organize, advocate for, and expand opportunities for Latino and immigrant people in the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. CASA provides employment placement; workforce development and training; health education; citizenship and legal services; and financial, language, and literacy training to Latino and immigrant communities.


Understanding the Immigration Debate

Let's explore the complex issue of immigration together

7 Truths About Immigration

Facts about immigration by Robert Reich. Please spread the truth.


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