- Associated Press - Thursday, September 7, 2017

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland officials are criticizing President Donald Trump’s plan to end a program protecting hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation.

The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp called the decision “un-American” and “wrong” during remarks at a meeting in Annapolis on Wednesday.

As Republican Gov. Larry Hogan sat beside her, Kopp, a Democrat, said it is important that the state and its governor speak out. Hogan interjected that he had done so the day before.

Hogan said through a spokeswoman Tuesday that while he favors more secure borders, he supports participants in the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Meanwhile, Democratic Attorney General Brian Frosh released a statement Wednesday saying his office would “evaluate all options to protect” DACA beneficiaries.

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Information from: The Baltimore Sun, https://www.baltimoresun.com


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