July 17, 2015
By John Quinn
Baltimore, Maryland – On July 14h, Governor O'Malley outlined a progressive plan to fix the immigration system. O'Malley is proposing a series of executive actions to provide immediate relief to New Americans, as well as a series of reforms to establish a 21st Century immigration system.
"We are, and always have been, a nation of immigrants and our immigration laws must reflect our values. That's why we need to reform a system that is callous, irrational, inhumane, and unjust by providing immediate relief to millions of New Americans and fighting for immigration reform to bring our neighbors out of the shadows. After all, the enduring symbol of our nation is the Statue of Liberty, not a barbed wire fence,” said Governor Martin O'Malley.
O’Malley's immigration plan builds on the Governor's record of addressing immigration. From signing the DREAM Act and drivers licenses for New Americans into law, standing up for children fleeing violence in Central America, to ending automatic compliance with ICE detainers. Governor O'Malley has tried to delivered on critical initiatives to make Maryland more inclusive.