Yesterday, Catalina Rodriguez-Lima, director of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs (MIMA) hosted the second quarterly meeting of partners in the Safe City Baltimore legal defense and education fund at City Hall.
The Safe City Baltimore initiative, launched in April 2017, is a collaboration between MIMA and Open Society Institute to educate immigrant communities about their rights and to provide legal counsel for individuals with viable claims to remain in the United States and immigrants facing deportation proceedings.
In November, OSI and the mayor’s office announced the Safe City Baltimore grantees, including the Vera Institute of Justice, CAIR Coalition, Esperanza Center, University of Maryland School of Law, Pro Bono Resource Center, and CASA.
On Thursday, Rodriguez-Lima, OSI Deputy Director Tracy Brown and the grantees (pictured) discussed the initiative’s progress and future plans. MIMA will soon release a report including the number of families that have been reunited or kept together through the work of Safe City Baltimore.