Maryland Governor Vetoes Sanctuary State LegislationEpoch Times, United States politics | The Epoch Times

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan vetoed a bill passed by the majority Democrat legislature that would make Maryland a sanctuary state for illegal immigrants, along with other bills that the Republican said would make his state less safe. Hogan vetoed 4 bills including HB 16, which is sanctuary state legislation that would hinder local law enforcement’s ability to cooperate with federal immigration law enforcement, including U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). HB 23, which would prevent federal immigration officials from being able to obtain certain public state records or use facial recognition software without a warrant, was also vetoed. “Local law enforcement should fully cooperate with federal law enforcement—a principle I have consistently upheld throughout three federal administrations led by presidents from both political parties. Flawed legislation such as this sets a dangerous precedent regarding the state’s commitment to upholding the law and ensuring the safety of our citizens,” said Hogan …Read More

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