Well-deserved news coverage of Esperanza Center’s Know Your Rights information session on Sunday, June 23, at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in the Highlandtown community.  The session was in response to tensions and anxieties following President Trump’s announcement that ICE would carry out large scale deportations in ten specific cities including Baltimore.

The Sunday session explained how to respond if immigration authorities come to your workplace, your community, or your home. Additionally, if you know of anyone concerned about their immigration status or looking to speak to an immigration attorney, they can arrange an appointment with Esperanza’s Immigration Legal Services program at 667-600-2922.

While it is unlikely that the government has the capacity to carry out large scale deportations, even one family torn apart by deportation is too many. Nearly 300,000 Marylanders reside with one or more undocumented family members, including 90,000 American-born children.
View media coverage:

https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2019/06/23/baltimore-catholics-stand-with-undocumented-families-as-ice-raid-threats-loom/

http://chipiona.org/2019/06/24/trump-says-he-will-delay-mass-deportation-raids-for-2-weeks/

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-ci-immigration-reaction-20190623-story.html