Skip to comments.City with Highest Per Capita Murder Rate Starts Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens
Posted on 03/13/2018 10:06:12 AM PDT by jazusamo
Less than a year after Baltimore prosecutors ordered staff not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes because it could get the offenders deported, Marylands largest city will hire immigration attorneys to help those facing removal. Its important to note that Baltimore has the nations highest per capita homicide rate and has been coined the deadliest big city in the United States by a mainstream newspaper. Nevertheless, a city panel approved spending $200,000 this month to pay for lawyers to represent illegal aliens with deportation orders. Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh says in a local news report that the goal is for everyone to get due process. Were not making a decision as to their status, were making the decision to be supportive of individuals who live in our city, according to the mayor.
Unlike the criminal justice system, in immigration court the government doesnt offer free lawyers to those who cant afford them. This means that illegal aliens who dont have the money to pay for one must represent themselves in legal proceedings or rely on volunteer attorneys or paralegals provided by immigrant rights groups. This leaves many illegal aliens in removal proceedings without adequate legal representation. The trend of using taxpayer dollars to assist illegal aliens in deportation proceedings started under the Obama administration. In 2015, the former president allocated $2 million to hire attorneys to represent the influx of illegal alien minors in federal immigration proceedings. The money flowed through a special program, Justice AmeriCorps, launched by the Department of Justice (DOJ) Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR).
In response to the Trump administrations immigration enforcement policies, American sanctuary cities took matters into their own hands by creating local funds to help illegal aliens facing deportation. Chicagos City Council led the way by approving a $1.3 million legal defense fund and the city of Los Angeles followed with a $10 million fund to help illegal immigrants dodge justice. Shortly after the city announced its special immigrant legal project, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered to kick in another $3 million to provide more lawyers. The only L.A. County Supervisor who voted against the fund said its irresponsible to allocate taxpayer money for such a program. In the citys case, the city attorney, whose office prosecutes crimes and represents L.A. in litigation, said the money will ensure that there is more fairness and more effectiveness in the immigration system, which, of course, is a federal and not a state matter.
Baltimore took it a step further by also creating a policy to go easy on alien criminals in state cases to avert collateral immigration consequences. An internal memo issued by Baltimores Chief Deputy States Attorney in mid-2017 instructs prosecutors to think twice before charging illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes. The chief deputy, Michael Schatzow, writes in the memo that the Trump administrations deportation efforts have increased the potential collateral consequences to certain immigrants of minor, non-violent criminal conduct. Schatzow is second-in-command to Baltimores top prosecutor, Marilyn Mosby, and oversees major crimes at the state agency. In considering the appropriate disposition of a minor, non-violent criminal case, please be certain to consider those potential consequences to the victim, witnesses, and the defendant, Schatzow wrote to his staff.
Besides Baltimore, two Maryland countiesMontgomery and Prince Georgesoffer illegal immigrants sanctuary. When the Trump administration announced it would enforce immigration laws, Baltimore Mayor Pugh reiterated that police and other public agencies in her city never ask about immigration status. We are a welcoming city, the mayor said in a local news report. We want everyone here. We want to be able to provide opportunities and jobs and careers for folks. Thats where we are in Baltimore. This year Maryland legislators tried to pass a measure to make the state an official illegal alien sanctuary but the bill, known as the Trust Act , hit a roadblock in a Senate committee after passing in the House of Delegates and the governor has vowed to veto it even if it survives.
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Baltimore taxpayers are also providing a free bus trip to DC for a gun control rally, free lunch, and free T-shirt. http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-pugh-gun-control-buses-20180308-story.html
Isn't this a blatant violation of the 14th Amendment to the Constitution? So if I commit a non-violent crime in Baltimore, I will be prosecuted, but an illegal alien won't?
Oh that's right — the 14th Amendment only protects non-whites …
I hope they’re not using taxpayer money for this illegal venture.
Would hate to think what our country would be like without M13 minors and young girls for Chicago's whore houses.../s
DemocRats seem to have no trouble spending taxpayer dollars to support their commie leftist causes.
They definitely are.
If one of those low life scum bags leaves Baltimore and kills someone out side their safe zone, cant we sue the shit out everyone involved in this bad decision? Where is
our DOJ at and why don’t they arrest all these law breakers?
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Baltimore is a sh1thole.
The initial $200,000 is a payoff for a few local immigration lawyers. I would say this should upset those who are concerned more about the lawyer problem than the illegal immigration problem. Of course both problems are intricately intertwined.
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