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Miller suggests local jurisdictions determine Sanctuary status

March 31st, 2017 by WCBC Radio

Senate President Mike Miller said this week that  Maryland will not become a sanctuary state- and suggested that the controversial issue be dealt with on the local level. Miller says that his chamber would not follow the House of Delegates in passing what he called a "sanctuary state" bill.  In its current form, the bill would explicitly bar police from questioning people about immigration or citizenship status. It also would bar jail officials from holding people past their release date for immigration purposes, unless federal officials present a warrant signed by a judge. And it directs the state attorney general to create guidelines to limit immigration enforcement at schools, hospitals and courthouses. Miller says he sees no reason why the issue can’t be addressed on a county by county basis…


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