"A brief change in administration (State Department handbook) has largely determined the country's imprisonment if they have used one of the many federal, state or local programs that make it harder for immigrants to contact their families," said the court.
Suits are referred to as defendants, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and President of the State Department, Donald Trump, and this imposes an offense on the administration, while respecting the same guarantees of the Constitution.
"This change is due to the brief administration's well-known hatred against some immigrant groups – the most important of Hispanic, Asian and African communities – and this is a violation of the federal law governing administrative agencies, including the guarantee of equal protection of the Constitution," read the statement by the Democratic Mayor of Baltimore, Catherine Pugh .
CNN contacted the State Department for comments on the suit.
According to a court judgment, the Department of State has expanded its definition of public offer to a wider range of benefits in the Foreign Policy Guide and, due to changes, Baltimore's immigrant population refuses to accept "the public benefits that Baltimore makes available to all its residents."
"The people of Baltimore, immigrants and not, will be less healthy and less prosperous, resulting in unlawful actions by the defendants," says the lawsuit.