Once upon a time, Maryland was the Free State. Today state rulers want to restrict constitional rights of citizens while granting rights and ignoring laws aimed at protecting the state from people here illegally.
And the beat goes on. Verónica Saravía, the Central American Solidarity Association (CASA) of Maryland youth leader, was one of several leaders of so-called “civil society groups” calling for what they see as “commonsense immigration reform in 2013,” at the National Press Club Jan. 28.
Barack Obama is expected to call for legislation to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants Jan. 29 in Las Vegas, according to The Hill.
Even the Maryland Catholic Conference is involved. Some of its priorities lobbying Annapolis Feb. 18 include opposing:
1. Legislation requiring state and local law enforcement officials to be charged with the federal responsibility of investigating, apprehending, and detaining persons in the country illegally; and
2. Local and state “English only” statutes that make it more difficult for immigrants to integrate into society.