Facing A Populace Decline, Baltimore Installation A Legal Protection Fund For Immigrants

Facing A Population Decline, Baltimore Set Up A Legal Defense Fund For ImmigrantsEnlarge this image toggle caption Adrian Florido Adrian FloridoIn the mayor’s office on the second floor of Baltimore City Hall, Catalina Rodriguez-Lima has been uneasy lately.
Immigrants, Rodriguez-Lima said, account for much of that growth, and now make up about 8 percent of Baltimore’s 615,000 residents.
“And we know that immigrants attract other immigrants,” Rodriguez-Lima said.
Rodriguez-Lima runs a city office whose mission is to attract new immigrants to Baltimore — a strategy for reversing decades of population decline.
Rodriguez-Lima is working to develop the legal defense fund and other ways to protect the city’s immigrants.

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