Help Save Maryland – Upcoming Event Reminder – Ehrich & O’Malley on Immigration

Subject: Help Save Maryland – Upcoming Event Reminder – Ehrich & O’Malley on Immigration


"Illegal Immigration in Maryland – A Plan for Action!"

Tuesday, July 20, 2010, Time: 7:00- 9:00 p.m.


Charles A. Jenkins, Sheriff of Frederick County Maryland

Frederick County is the only county in Maryland that has implemented
the Federal 287(g) program in cooperation with Immigration and Customs
Enforcement (ICE). Frederick County also participates in the ICE Secure
Communities Program.

Brad Botwin, Director, Help Save Maryland

A multi-ethnic, grass roots citizens’ organization with members
state-wide. HSM opposes the use of tax dollars on programs and services
that attract and sustain illegal aliens. HSM will discuss the financial
and social costs of illegal immigration in Washington County and

Location: Dimensions Dining & Catering
132 Old National Pike (Alt. 40 just south of Funkstown)
Hagerstown, MD 21740 301.739.7260

Come early and enjoy a relaxing dinner at Dimensions restaurant!

Hosted by the Hagerstown Tea Party. For more information call Ann at
301-797-8051 or e-mail


Immigration debate comes to governor’s race

O’Malley co-chairing homeland security panel with Ariz. governor

July 12, 2010| By Julie Bykowicz, The Baltimore Sun

Gov. Martin O’Malley offered tepid backing Monday for the Obama administration’s lawsuit against Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.

Former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., meanwhile, was eager to talk about an issue likely to energize his supporters.

"It’s a fascinating scenario here," said Ehrlich, a Republican who is trying to win back the job he lost to the Democratic O’Malley four years ago. "Everybody acknowledges the federal government’s failure to do one of its primary jobs, which is protect our borders. A state takes action. And then the federal government sues the state. It’s a shame it has gotten to this point."

At issue is an Arizona law that will require police officers in that border state to determine the immigration status of suspects they have stopped for any reason, when they have a "reasonable suspicion" that the individuals are in the country illegally.

Supporters describe the law, scheduled to take effect this month, as a necessary response to the failure of the federal government to address illegal immigration.

Critics say it will lead to racial profiling. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. announced a federal lawsuit last week seeking to block enforcement.

The debate enlivened the annual meeting over the weekend of the National Governors Association, where O’Malley was selected to lead a panel on homeland security with Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, and where O’Malley reportedly expressed apprehension over the lawsuit behind closed doors.

Several Democratic governors voiced concern about the political impact of the potentially unpopular lawsuit during what already is expected to be a difficult election year for their party, according to a report in The New York Times.

But on Monday, O’Malley said President Barack Obama had little choice.

"The president had to act because of events that he did not put into motion," he said after a labor rally campaign event in Annapolis. "I think when he does that, I think that we should respect that this is a matter of principle for him and that he’s acting based on his principles."

Neither O’Malley nor Ehrlich has stumped about immigration on the campaign trail this summer, but analysts expect it to be a hot topic.


As Governor, Bob will pursue three goals to protect citizenship in

First, he will fight to close loopholes created by the O’Malley Administration that allow certain illegal immigrants to legally possess a Maryland driver’s license.

Second, he will oppose giving discounted, in-state tuition rates to illegal immigrants at the
expense of Maryland students.

Finally, he will toughen state budgeting measures to ensure that no organization receiving public funds uses those funds to aid illegal immigration in Maryland.

Help Save Maryland is now a legal entity and has applied to the IRS for charitable status. Although donations are not tax deductible until we hear back from the IRS, we need help with our startup costs.

Please mail a contribution to:

Help Save Maryland
P.O. Box 5742
Rockville, MD 20855


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