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The Weekly Review

Feb 14, 2014

A look at the latest news stories of the region with the reporters and editors who covered them. This hour: A federal program that is supposed to focus on violent offenders and drug runners has led to the deportation of undocumented immigrants who committed no crime.

In fact, more than 40 percent of the immigrants deported from Maryland in the federal sweep have no prior criminal record. John Fritze of the Baltimore Sun joins us to talk about his story on the Secure Communities program and the response to it. Also today: the minimum wage debate in Annapolis, where the death of businessman Williard Hackerman leaves plans for a new arena in downtown Baltimore, and it’s Valentine’s Day -- dinner and a movie, maybe a concert or an unconventional romance novel.

The Maryland legislature is considering a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10.