Skip to comments.Baltimore police to recognize Catholic Church-issued ID cards for immigrants
Posted on 10/11/2018 12:33:46 PM PDT by NRx
The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people that the Baltimore Police Department has agreed to recognize a program activists hope will make people more willing to cooperate with law enforcement.
Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori joined church and community leaders Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Canton, which is home to a large immigrant congregation and will run a pilot of the card system.
Pugh said that if the card gives even one person the confidence to report a crime, it will be a success.
No one should become a victim and be afraid to call the police, Pugh said.
The program is the citys latest effort to aid immigrants, whom city leaders see having a significant role boosting the health of some neighborhoods.
The Police Department plays only a minimal role in enforcing immigration laws which are a federal matter and in March the city approved $200,000 in funding for lawyers to represent people facing deportation.
Advocates for immigrant communities say people without legal status in the United States are reluctant to come forward as victims or witnesses of crime. They say helping immigrants get an identity card from a trusted institution the Catholic Church will make people more comfortable talking to officers.
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What could go wrong?
NO!!!!!! And I am a CATHOLIC!!
Can’t imagine but I’ll be one of the first to find out since I live about a mile from the city line just north of a Valley of the Shadow of Death.
Could I have a card?
Oh yeah, the good ol’ “if even 1....” argument.
OK, even one murder helps prevent XXXXXX (another several murders?), then it’s worth it. Then, “murder” should not be illegal.
Yup, that’s the ticket, liberals.
Wrong on multiple levels.
How about me?
I already have one. I’m just 15 min from downtown Baltimore.
But maybe I can claim I’m a Baltimore citizen/resident now because they’re just handing them out. Maybe I’ll get the welfare bennies without the risks of living there.
So the Catholics are finally admitting that they plan to reimpose church rule? And that aiding and abetting the invasion of millions of Mexican Catholics is part of the plan?
Gotta bury them Protestants, right?
Reverse the Heresy known as “America” and put El Papa back in control.
Oh right, sorry...I’m just hystericizing.
Rog. Got it.
They’ll be voting with those cards, too, most likely.
Since when do you need ID to report a flipping crime?
That’s weird. Why can’t immigrants just use their drivers licenses or passports? Ohhhhh, they mean ILLEGAL ALIENS. I get it now.
since the courts require witnesses bout 3000 bc
As most of us will now admit, The Catholic Church is not above reproach any more. Many aspects of the Church are run solely with the profit margin in mind, similar to most secular for profit businesses. The present Pope’s moral values are at times nebulous and hard to pin down.
The Catholic church will do anything for $5.00 And I was Catholic.
What happened to render unto Caesar, the things that are Caesar’s and unto God the things that are God’s? And leave Kids out of your program too, we know what will happen a few years down the line...
Depends on one's perspective. The city leaders and others who promote this device are working at a very obvious level - that of remaking America (from the bottom up).
Since that mentality tends to be reinstalled at local levels, the feds better get a grip on enforcing immigration laws and at the same time impose effective penalties on cities and states that choose to not assist.
There could come a time when completion of a border wall would be too late.
“They say helping immigrants get an identity card from a trusted institution the Catholic Church will make people more comfortable talking to officers.”
That’s stupid. And I am Catholic and a rightwing Christian. I dont even trust the Church for their idiotic stand on Sodomy fag crap.
Unfortunately, this Anti-American activity by Catholic Charities is largely government funded, as you already probably know, and also by our own parish funding, and collected annually.
I’m certain you and I do not touch that collection. I scowl just having to pass that money bag down my row. Very hard.
This activity means million$$$$ to the Church, in the USA.
As was said: destruction of a country comes from within.
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