The Washington Examiner reports that the Democratically-controlled House of Delegates voted 83-55 to green-light what is known as the Maryland Law Enforcement and Trust Act, which would bar state and local law enforcement from helping federal immigration officials seeking illegals, including requests to detain inmates for deportation.
The legislation would allow counties that prefer to work with Immigration and Customs Enforcement to continue. The sponsor, Del. Marice Morales of Montgomery County, called it a compromise.
On Facebook, Gov. Hogan expressed his outrage:
The Maryland House of Delegates tonight passed an outrageously irresponsible bill that will make Maryland a sanctuary state and endanger our citizens. This legislation would interfere with our state and local law enforcement's ability to cooperate with federal law enforcement authorities. I will veto this dangerously misguided legislation the moment that it reaches my desk.
Republican Sen. Michael Hough, from a county that has struggled with crime from the vicious MS-13 gang, added that the legislation "turns Maryland into a sanctuary state for illegal aliens who have committed crimes.Read more at TruthRevolt