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File #: 21-0045R    Version: 0 Name: Keeping the Promise - Urging President Biden to Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrant Essential Workers
Type: City Council Resolution Status: Adopted
File created: 5/3/2021 In control: Baltimore City Council
On agenda: Final action: 5/3/2021
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Title: Keeping the Promise - Urging President Biden to Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrant Essential Workers For the purpose of urging President Joseph R. Biden and the United States Congress to enact legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrant essential workers, children who qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and residents who are under the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) program and their spouses and children, as part of the federal economic recovery program.
Sponsors: Odette Ramos, Zeke Cohen
Indexes: Biden, Citizenship, Immigrant, Workers
Attachments: 1. 21-0045R~1st Reader
* Warning: This is an unofficial, introductory copy of the bill.
The official copy considered by the City Council is the first reader copy.
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City of Baltimore
Council Bill R
(Resolution)

Introduced by: Councilmember Ramos

A Resolution Entitled

A Council Resolution concerning
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Keeping the Promise - Urging President Biden to Provide a Pathway to Citizenship for Immigrant Essential Workers
For the purpose of urging President Joseph R. Biden and the United States Congress to enact legislation to provide a pathway to citizenship for immigrant essential workers, children who qualified for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and residents who are under the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) program and their spouses and children, as part of the federal economic recovery program.
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Whereas, Baltimore is a Welcoming City where immigrants of diverse racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are welcome to live, work, learn, play, and thrive;

Whereas, Baltimore’s immigrant community members are essential workers, taxpayers, and contributors to our neighborhoods;

Whereas, Baltimore is home to 11,000 immigrants, who live across our City and contribute to our local economy and community;

Whereas, immigrant communities in Baltimore and across the country suffered greatly from COVID-19 and yet were ineligible for several aid programs and insurance, even though they are tax-paying residents;

Whereas, immigrant essential workers in our City have been critical to our City during the COVID-19 pandemic, filing critical roles in our health care and education sectors and serving as “frontline” workers in our food security, public safety, transportation, and critica...

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