“Trust Act” Limiting Local Engagement on Immigration on the Move

HB 1362, a bill that would set explicit parameters limiting state and local agencies and officials from cooperating with federal immigration efforts, has passed out of the House with amendments. It will move on to the Senate where the Judicial Proceedings Committee has not yet taken any action on the crossfile SB 835. An article in The Baltimore Sun notes Governor Hogan as saying he would veto the bill.

MACo opposed the bill at it imposes stringent limitations on local government autonomy that have far-reaching and significant consequences.

Prior coverage on Conduit Street: MACo: Don’t Impose Limitation on Local Law Enforcement

Related coverage:

Revised immigration trust act moves forward in House (The Baltimore Sun)

As counties move to help immigration officials, Maryland lawmakers weigh policy change (The Baltimore Sun)

Follow MACo’s advocacy efforts during the 2017 legislative session here.