ANNAPOLIS, MD – CASA’s Government Relations and Public Policy Manager Cathryn Paul issued the following statement as Governor Hogan announced his veto of immigrant reform bills, Dignity Not Detention and Driver Privacy Acts.

“Governor Hogan’s veto is a gut punch to hundreds of thousands of immigrants and their families across Maryland. Immigrant families have suffered tremendously – from the ongoing targeting and harassment from the police and ICE to their purposeful erasure during the pandemic, despite working on the frontlines to keep us safe. While the governor may claim to support Black and brown Marylanders, he has shown time and time again which lives matter most to him as he has actively worked to implement and maintain racist and anti-immigrant policies. The immigrant community, allies, and legislators demonstrated an unprecedented show of unity to pass these bills and will remain unified until his vetoes are overridden.”


With over 100,000 members across the states of Maryland, Virginia, and South Central Pennsylvania, CASA is the largest member-based Latino and immigrant organization in the mid-Atlantic region. Visit us at and follow us on Twitter at @CASAforall