As if the city of Baltimore didn’t have enough problems, they are now planning to use tax dollars on lawyers for people who are in the country illegally. Can you even imagine working hard and paying your taxes only to be told this?
The Blaze reports:
City of Baltimore to spend taxpayer money on lawyers for illegal immigrants
The city of Baltimore has approved a plan to dedicate $200,000 to pay for the legal expenses of illegal immigrants facing deportation.
Mayor Catherine Pugh announced the plan on March 7.
“We’re not making a decision as to their status,” Pugh said. “We’re making the decision to be supportive of individuals who live in our city.”
The plan calls for the city government to supply $100,000 in taxpayer money, which will be matched by a $100,000 grant from the nonprofit Vera Institute of Justice. The Vera Institute will also advise on which lawyers the city should hire, and supply research and technical assistance.
City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young argued that the plan would actually save the city money over time, by preventing it from having to care for children whose parents have been deported.
Maryland’s GOP chairman Dirk Haire disagreed.
“My hunch is that the vast majority of Baltimore residents would prefer to have that money spent on heat and air conditioning in Baltimore public schools instead of legal fees,” Haire said.
When do the Americans living in Baltimore get a break? You know, the people who pay the city’s bill.