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'Welcoming City' policy declared by Baltimore Police on Tuesday

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Posted at 10:09 PM, Jul 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-03 09:09:04-04

BALTIMORE — Baltimore Mayor “Jack” Young and Police Commissioner Michael Harrison announced on Tuesday a new policy declaring the city’s position as a “Welcoming City” for immigrants.

The policy also set out standards to make sure that officers are not collaborating with ICE.

CASA members applauded the officials for the policy as it "marks a strong first step towards rebuilding community trust in local police."

"While immigrants continue to be demonized and scapegoated in Washington, here in Baltimore we are proud to say that our Mayor and Police Commissioner recognize the value of our communities and have taken a strong step towards ensuring that our immigrant communities are safe and welcomed,” said CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres.

This policy comes days after President Trump announced that there would be ICE raids across the country.

RELATED: Planned ICE raids delayed, part of nationwide crackdown

The president planned for ICE to target 10 cities across the country and start the deportation of more than 2,000 undocumented immigrants over the weekend.

Those raids were delayed on June 24 for two weeks