Howard County Executive Update on Department of Corrections ICE Contract 

 Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will provide an update on the status of the Howard County Department of Corrections’ federal contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) on Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. Ball will be joined by CASA De Maryland Executive Director Gustavo Torres, and Howard Coalition for Immigrant Justice members Laurie Liskin and Leslie Salgado. 

“As I’ve made clear before, it is our policy to proactively revisit and evaluate the ICE contract with the Howard County Department of Corrections,” said Ball. “When we last adjusted our contract in October 2020, I promised to keep our community updated on the next steps and any actions moving forward.” 

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WHAT:             Howard County Press Conference on ICE Contract 

WHEN:             Tuesday, March 23 at 11:00 a.m. 

WHERE:          Outside of George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City 

WHO:               

  • Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive 
  • Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA de Maryland 
  • Laurie Liskin, Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Howard  County Indivisible – Immigration Action Team 
  • Leslie Salgado, Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice 

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The Baltimore Sun has already reported the following on this topic: “Howard County ends contract with ICE that allowed immigration detainees to be housed at detention center

Past articles on this topic:

September 2020: Howard County Executive Calvin Ball sends letter to the County Council about the ICE Contract and Detention Center

October 2020: County Executive Calvin Ball will be vetoing CB-51; legislation to cancel Howard County’s contract with ICE


I will embed the video of the press conference on this page at (or near) 11:00am today.

Scott E