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Chavez funds Maryland immigration advocacy group

CASA de Maryland set to accept $1.5M from Venezuela-owned Citgo Petroleum
Sarah Raymond, The Examiner

Immigrant advocacy group CASA de Maryland announced Friday that it will accept a $1.5 million donation from Citgo Petroleum Corp., controlled by a Venezuelan government led by strongman Hugo Chavez.

“We are thrilled that we have corporate partners like Citgo that recognize that there is poverty in this country and human needs,” said Kim Propeack, director of political action at CASA.

Though private, CASA receives state and county funds for assisting low-income immigrants in Maryland. The group has come under fire for its policy of not checking immigration status when it helps clients fin


Added: Aug-4-2008 
By: zadig
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