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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Baltimore among 11 jurisdictions that will provide legal help for immigrants in deportation cases

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced Thursday plans to provide increased support for immigrants facing deportation proceedings.

Baltimore is one of 11 jurisdictions that joined to form the SAFE Cities Network, a group devoted to providing publicly-funded legal representation for immigrants threatened with deportation. Prince George’s County is also part of the national network, which is supported by grant money from the Vera Institute of Justice.

“Our community is safest when our neighbors trust their officials and institutions and know they will be treated justly and with dignity,” Pugh said in a news release. “Providing legal representation to those facing deportation maintains trust in law enforcement and our local institutions and keeps us all safe. If our residents don’t feel safe – for example, coming forward to report crimes and cooperating with law enforcement – all of us are at more risk.”

Under the initiative — a continuation of the Safe City Baltimore program launched earlier this year — the city will provide money for attorneys to represent detained Baltimore residents during deportation hearings. The city plans to put up $100,000, which will be supplemented by matching funds collected by the Vera Institute, said Catalina Rodriguez Lima, director of the Mayor's Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs. The combined pot of money should help about 40 people obtain legal representation.

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10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Money that should be going to help American citizens is being diverted to illegal immigrants.

Anonymous said...

"the city will provide"

Anonymous said...

Defund them!

Anonymous said...

Look at it this way: The illegals will go there instead of here.

Anonymous said...

How much state tax dollars in going into this fund. Is it legal? How is using State tax dollars for this purpose legal?

Anonymous said...

OK,Governor Hogan, time to cut them off!

Anonymous said...

And people wonder why liberal run cities will always fail.

Zorro said...

Your tax dollars at work

Anonymous said...

Because of over 300k long time residents moving out of the city and several businesses NEVER recovering from the riots City Councel are moving illegals in. The police department are 500 police officers short. This was a direct result of the SA and her husband. Shameful Hogan didn't step in but he is a professional politician. I will vote for Hogan over ANY DEMOCRAT But I'm not impressed with him. #formerDemocrat

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Because of over 300k long time residents moving out of the city and several businesses NEVER recovering from the riots City Councel are moving illegals in. The police department are 500 police officers short. This was a direct result of the SA and her husband. Shameful Hogan didn't step in but he is a professional politician. I will vote for Hogan over ANY DEMOCRAT But I'm not impressed with him. #formerDemocrat

November 14, 2017 at 4:25 PM

Hogan has given $ Millions of our tax dollars to Baltimore City for schools, etc. in hopes of buying their votes. They are Democrats and they will never vote for a white Republican.

Hogan is STUPID! Hogan is only in this for him and him only.

Hogan is a RINO! Hogan is a Democrat.