Welcoming the stranger and protecting the vulnerable in our midst is the hallmark of our religious traditions. These theological commitments are indispensable. They lay the foundation for treating all human beings with dignity and respect. In a pandemic when we are all vulnerable, it is critical for the General Assembly to pass the following bills to protect Maryland’s immigrant communities which have been disproportionately devastated by COVID-19:

1. The Trust Act (HB304/SB88)
2. Dignity not Detention (HB16)
3. MVA Privacy (HB23/SB234)
4. Universal Representation (SB317)

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