ANNAPOLIS, MD – With just days before crossover, CASA and advocacy groups from across the state call on the General Assembly to move forward with several critical pieces of legislation impacting immigrant families. Leading activists, advocates, and legislators demand that the legislature move forward in passing bills affecting the Black and brown community, including:

Healthcare Expansion for Undocumented Families

Healthy Babies Equity Act (HB1080/SB778) - Medicaid for undocumented pregnant mothers & their babies Access to Care Act (HB1035/SB728) - Insurance through the ACA for all, regardless of immigration status

Eviction Protection for Tenants

Pause for Rental Assistance (HB674/SB384) - No evictions for tenants who are waiting for rental assistance Funding for Lawyers in Eviction Court - Secure funding to provide legal representation

Lawyers for Immigrants in ICE Detention

Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings (SB129/HB114) - State-funded legal representation for Marylanders in ICE detention facing deportation

WHAT: Health, Housing, & Human Rights – Rally for Immigrant Justice

WHEN: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 9:15 AM

WHERE: Lawyers Mall, Annapolis, MD

WHO: 100+ Immigrant families from across the state, bill sponsors and legislators, Renters United Maryland, Jews United for Justice, Healthcare for the Homeless, Public Justice Center, Our Revolution, 1199 SEIU, Maryland Legislative Coalition, Strong Future Maryland, Maryland Against ICE Detention, United Against Hate, Takoma Park Mobilization, Healthcare For All, Maryland Center for Economic Policy, ACLU-MD, Progressive Maryland, Indivisible Howard County, Howard County Coalition for Immigrant Justice, Communities United, NAACP, PG Young Dems

MORE: Cameras will capture the stories of people affected sharing their stories as well as the 100-person rally picketing and marching around Lawyers Mall.