In Baltimore, Illegal Immigrants Welcomed with Open Arms
The mayor of Baltimore, Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (D), deliberately wants the city to compete to become the nation’s largest sanctuary city.
Baltimore’s unemployment rate is at 10 percent. For blacks in Baltimore, the unemployment rate is over 20 percent. People are fleeing Maryland — and its major cities like Baltimore — to states like Virginia and North Carolina that have better conditions for economic growth. But none of that seems to matter to Rawlings-Blake, who thinks opening up Baltimore to illegal immigrants (her goal is to attract at least 10,000 immigrants to Baltimore) will solve — and will not exacerbate – the city’s economic woes and counteract population decline.
According to The Washington Post, Rawlings-Blake (D) signed an order in March prohibiting police and social agencies from asking anyone about their immigration status and asked federal immigration authorities to tell anyone they arrest that they are not agents of the city. And this is a part of a broader strategy to attract at least 10,000 immigrants to the city, regardless of their legal status.