Baltimore is one of 11 cities and counties that is putting public money into a new program that provides free lawyers for illegal immigrants who are facing deportation.
The Vera Institute of Justice said it has pledged half of the money to provide lawyers, while the participating cities and counties committed to paying the rest.
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Nicholas Turner, president of the Vera Institute said the program, called SAFE Cities Network, is a common sense immigration policy that ensures “all people, regardless of background, income, and history, are guaranteed a fair day in court.”
But former immigration judge Art Arthur says illegal immigrants are already afforded due process in court.
“As a judge, I certainly had to look out for the rights of individuals who were representing
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