Earlier this week, a Washington Post article detailed how Baltimore City is banking on immigrants to help grow the city’s population again.
The article cites Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s instructions to police and social agencies not to inquire about a person’s immigration status as an example of how the city is trying to make itself more attractive to immigrants.
Rawlings-Blake also may boost the city's standing with immigrants by supporting the state's DREAM act, which would allow the children of illegal immigrants who graduate from a Maryland high school to pay in state tuition.
Rawlings-Blake has repeated her goal to grow Baltimore by 10,000 families in the next 10 years, and reverse the census trend that shows the city losing population, leaving the Baltimore with an estimated 619,493 residents in April of 2011.
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