Baltimore doesn’t have the highest homicide death toll in the nation – Chicago tops the list with 650 in 2017. But Baltimore does have the highest murder rate, with 56 per 100,000 residents.
So city officials are allocating $200,000 this month for what?
The legal defense of illegal aliens who are facing deportation.
Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh insisted the objective is for everyone to get due process.
“We’re not making a decision as to their status, we’re making the decision to be supportive of individuals who live in our city,” she said.
The move comes not even a year, the Washington watchdog Judicial Watch noted, after prosecutors in the city told staff members not to charge illegal immigrants with minor, non-violent crimes.
That’s because they could get deported.
Now the city plans to hire immigration lawyers to help illegal aliens facing deportation.