Montgomery County Holds Hearings on Providing Lawyers for Illegal Aliens Facing Deportation

The national debate over federal immigration policies landed in Montgomery County this week, with dozens of residents testifying before the County Council on whether the state’s most populous county should spend taxpayer dollars to provide lawyers to immigrants facing deportation.

Baltimore City and Prince George’s County in Maryland, along with Chicago, Atlanta and other jurisdictions across the country, have launched or expanded legal-aid programs as the Trump administration stepped up efforts to deport immigrants — including those who have no criminal convictions.