Lightning may never strike the same spot twice but that doesn’t apply to Baltimore’s SJW warrior mayor who has struck again as she continues to use her office to wage the resistance against President Trump.
Not only is Catherine Pugh spending $100,000 of the cash-strapped city’s money to send 60 busloads of students to the big anti-Trump “March for Our Lives” in Washington in two weeks but she is also behind having taxpayers fund the defense of illegal aliens facing deportation.
— BaltimoreCity.com (@Baltimore_City) March 8, 2018
The Baltimore Sun is reporting “Baltimore approves spending of $200,000 to pay lawyers to help immigrants fight deportations”:
As the Trump administration continues its battle against illegal immigration, Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh said Wednesday the city will pay a team of lawyers to represent immigrants facing deportation.
The city’s spending panel on Wednesday approved spending $200,000 to pay for the attorneys, who the Democratic mayor said will get to work within weeks defending immigrants against federal deportation lawyers.
“We hope that everyone gets due process,” Pugh said.
Half of the $200,000 is funded by a grant from the Vera Institute of Justice, a New York nonprofit. The other half will come from the city’s budget.
The combined pot of money is expected to help about 40 people obtain legal representation.
The Vera Institute also will provide the mayor’s office with technical assistance and support, including help identifying lawyers, providing research and data and sharing best practices
The funding is part of a broader effort to help immigrants that city officials, charity leaders and advocates launched after President Donald Trump’s inauguration. Under the Republican president, federal immigration authorities have increased deportations.
Even if the city is getting some of that money from the activist Vera Institute, a look at the organization’s available financial data shows that the majority of its funding comes from federal grants so taxpayers are still underwriting Mayor Pugh’s social justice crusades.
For a city with a crime rate that hit record levels and areas that are as bad as the slums in any third world shithole, one would think that the money would be better allocated cleaning matters up that improve the lives of its citizens instead of making political statements.