A regional coalition of groups concerned about illegal immigration has formed according to a press release from Help Save Maryland tonight.
Anti-illegal immigrant activists from around the metropolitan area held their first meeting Wednesday night to begin work on forming a regional coalition aimed at pressuring local and state governments to cut their support of illegal immigrants next year.
Representatives from a dozen grassroots groups in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C., attended the meeting.
The focus in Maryland will be on driver’s licenses, in-state tuition and day-laborer centers, said Brad Botwin of Derwood, director of the grass-roots group Help Save Maryland. He expects to draw on lessons learned by groups such as Help Save Herndon in convincing local officials to enact tighter illegal-immigrant laws.
For our local readers in the Hagerstown area, a Washington County Chapter of Help Save Maryland is forming and we will bring you more information on that as it develops.
For more information and how to join Help Save Maryland visit their website here.