BALTIMORE — Immigration agents were set to raid Baltimore as part of a nationwide crackdown.
President Trump has delayed the operation for two weeks, but that’s not stopping community organizations from taking action.
The immigrant rights group, CASA in Action, wants to help families in neighborhoods like Highlandtown to learn what their rights are if they’re facing law enforcement and deportation.
This comes after the president sent out a tweet Sunday morning saying, “He wants to give Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to asylum and loopholes.”
He wrote, "this will fix the Southern border together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won't happen but worth a try. He ended his tweet with a warning, two weeks and big deportation begins."
I want to give the Democrats every last chance to quickly negotiate simple changes to Asylum and Loopholes. This will fix the Southern Border, together with the help that Mexico is now giving us. Probably won’t happen, but worth a try. Two weeks and big Deportation begins!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 23, 2019
The president planned for ICE to target ten cities across the country and start the deportation of more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants over the weekend.
Now, that operation Family OP is on hold and immigrant rights groups are planning their own course of action.
In Baltimore, community organizations such as Catholic Charities and CASA are offering support. They’re helping families at risk learn what their rights are and how to respond if ice shows up at their job or their house. They can also help put families in touch with an immigration lawyer if they need one.
CASA in Action will hold a workshop to help families fearing deportation to know their rights at the Enoch Pratt Free Library on Eastern Avenue Monday night at 6:00 p.m.