Baltimore police will recognize immigrant IDs issued by Catholic Church

The Deacon's Bench | 10/11/2018 | Staff
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Other places around the country have introduced programs similar to this one — the video report above shows what they are doing in Dallas — and it appears to be spreading.

From The Baltimore Sun:

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The Catholic Archdiocese of Baltimore will issue identity cards to undocumented immigrants and other vulnerable people that the Baltimore Police Department has agreed to recognize — a program activists hope will make people more willing to cooperate with law enforcement.

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Archbishop William E. Lori joined church and community leaders Wednesday at the Sacred Heart of Jesus Church in Canton, which is home to a large immigrant congregation and will run a pilot of the card system.

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Pugh said that if the card gives even one person the confidence to report a crime, it will be a success.

…Advocates for immigrant communities say people without legal...
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