Today at City Hall, Mayor Jack Young announced that the city would commit $150,000 to continuing the Safe City Baltimore initiative, which provides representation and other support for immigrants facing deportation proceedings. OSI-Baltimore and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs co-founded the initiative in 2017 to protect the due process of Baltimore immigrants threatened by stepped up ICE enforcement.
At the same press conference, Mayor Young announced that he had signed an executive order directing city agencies to protect Baltimore’s immigrant communities.
“As a Welcoming City, we firmly believe in respecting the rights and dignity of New Americans,” Young said in a statement. “As such, we would like to ensure that the newest members of our community are extended the same rights and protections the rest of our residents and visitors enjoy.”