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Breaking News: 45 People Arrested in Maryland Raid

Earlier today, 45 suspected undocumented workers were detained by ICE and local law enforcement officers throughout Annpolis, Maryland.

The raids, executed simultaneously at the offices of Annapolis Painting Services and 15 private homes owned by the company, were conducted by a force of 125 officials, including 75 federal immigration agents and 50 Anne Arundel County police officers.

The raids targeted employees of Annapolis Painting Services and are part of a much larger anti-immigrant agenda that has been pushed recently in the area.

The County Executive, John Leopold issued an executive order last August, declaring that the county would sever contracts with any business caught employing undocumented immigrants.

Leopold also pulled funding from non-profits that provided services to immigrants without distinguishing between documented and undocumented.

Click here for full article from the Washington Post.

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