ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland officials are criticizing President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.
The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp called the decision “un-American” and “wrong” during remarks at a meeting in Annapolis on Wednesday.
As Republican Gov. Larry Hogan sat beside her, Kopp, a Democrat, said it is important that the state and its governor speak out. Hogan interjected that he had done so the day before.
Hogan said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that while he favors more secure borders, he supports participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Meanwhile, Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh released a statement Wednesday saying his office would “evaluate all options to protect” DACA beneficiaries.
Information from: The Baltimore Sun, http://www.baltimoresun.com