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Title: Kamenetz calls on President to Defend America’s Dreamers

Fifth anniversary of DACA prompts call to action

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz called on President Trump to continue the program that supports immigrants who came to the United States as children. The call to action comes on the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) implementation.  

“In Baltimore County, we are embracing the children who came here as youngsters, grew up as Americans, and are now contributing to the American dream. We urge the President to continue our country’s support of America’s Dreamers,” said Baltimore County Executive Kamenetz.

Kamenetz joined in a letter sent to the President by Cities for Action, a coalition of mayors and municipal elected officials fighting for federal immigration reform.   

Last April, Kamenetz signed an Executive Order on Law Enforcement Standards on Immigration Status, Diversity and Equity. Under the order, Baltimore County police officers will not unlawfully profile the immigration status of its residents, and the County Detention Center will not unlawfully hold any individual past their release date without a judicial order of detainer.

“We are standing up to those who seek to divide us,” Kamenetz said as stood at a recent Call for Unity Rally with immigration rights, community and religious leaders and Gold Star family member and social justice leader Khizr Khan.

 

                                                              

Keywords: daca, immigration, kamenetz

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Revised September 11, 2017