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Mayor Catherine Pugh and new city solicitor share support of dreamers

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Posted at 1:19 PM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 17:30:22-04

Mayor Catherine Pugh announced her support of DACA recipients at her weekly press conference with the media Wednesday.

This comes after President Donald Trump's administration said they would end the program that protects children who immigrated to the United States illegally with their parents.

Mayor Pugh said more than 200,000 people in Maryland are "dreamers."

"We want to protect the individuals here, in the state of Maryland and in our country...I am personally standing with them, and I'm asking business folks to stand with them as well, let's continue to support them, because I think that this does not just effect the economy of Baltimore, it affects the economy of the state, and can affect the economy of the nation," Pugh said.

Newly appointed City Solicitor Andre Davis echoed her words, "continue to express our support for the efforts of these people who deserve so much more than they've been allowed so far."

Neither of the city officials said they had any power to protect the dreamers from being deported, if it comes to that.

Instead Mayor Pugh urged congress to act quickly to protect them.