Before you head to Annapolis on Thursday, be sure to check out the videos below to learn about our key issues this session.
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Thank you to everyone who has registered so far for Catholics in Annapolis on February 21! We look forward to having you all join us to advocate on behalf of the Church in Maryland.
To help you prepare for Catholics in Annapolis, each year, the Conference produces short videos on the key issues we are asking you to advocate on when you come to Annapolis.
Check out the 2019 issue videos below!
Maryland Catholic Conference joined with advocates from across Maryland this week to work on behalf of legislation that would provide immigrants who are victims of serious crimes — such as rape, kidnapping and human trafficking — and assist police in the investigation or prosecution of the crime, a greater ability to obtain federal U-Visa status.
"This is an important bill that works to build trust between law enforcement and our immigrant communities," said Anne Zmuda Wallerstedt, associate director of Social and Economic Justice at the Conference. The Conference supports both humane and just immigration policies and keeping our communities safe.
The U-Visa bill streamlines the process by which Maryland certifies a crime victim's petition for a U-Visa, an important part of the process for those applying for the status. To learn more about SB 144 CLICK HERE. To read the Conference's full testimony CLICK HERE.