Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Wednesday issued the following statement regarding immigration in Baltimore County:
“Baltimore County has long been committed to welcoming our immigrant neighbors, and I want to assure all County residents that our commitment stands.
“The Executive Order signed by County Executive Kamenetz in 2017 remains in effect, ensuring that County agencies will not discriminate against any person based on their national origin, that no police officer will inquire about an individual’s immigration status for the purpose of initiating immigration proceedings and that individuals in our criminal justice system will not be detained beyond their court ordered release date.
“Our police department will not provide any assistance during immigration enforcement raids, nor will the department assist with any civil or administrative actions. Our diversity is our greatest strength and Baltimore County continues to stand with our immigrant communities.”