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Baltimore challenges Trump's immigration policy in lawsuit

Posted at 8:22 AM, Nov 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-28 18:24:32-05

Baltimore City plans to file a lawsuit over the Trump administration's immigration policies on Wednesday.

This comes just days after a migrant protest at the U.S. southern border in California turned violent. City Solicitor Andre Davis will announce the details of the lawsuit at 10 a.m. at City Hall.

Although Baltimore is thousands of miles away from the U.S., Mexico border, this past summer we saw hundreds of people take to the streets of the city to protest the president's stance on immigration.

The president's zero-tolerance policy separated hundreds of children from their families. Demonstrators in Baltimore gathered to spread a message of acceptance that immigrants are welcome here.

But this past Sunday at the southern border, hundreds of Central American migrants were shown the opposite by U.S. customs and border agents. The agents fired upon the migrants with tear gas after they broke through lines of Mexican police officers in an attempt to cross the border.

Instead, both sides of the border were closed and several people were hurt and dozens arrested.

Mayor Catherine Pugh has called Baltimore a welcoming city. Earlier this year, the Board of Estimates approved to pay for a  deportation defense team of lawyers to help immigrants living in Baltimore who face being deported.