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Victor R. Ramirez

Bill to limit police involvement in immigration advances in Maryland Senate

Bill to limit police involvement in immigration advances in Maryland Senate

The state Senate is moving forward just one piece of a bill once known as the Trust Act, which was intended to limit local involvement in federal immigration enforcement.

The Trust Act, already watered down by the House of Delegates, will not advance in the Senate. Instead, the Senate's Judicial Proceedings Committee endorsed only a narrow section of the bill: A prohibition on police officers asking people about their immigration or citizenship status before they are arrested.

The committee voted unanimously Friday night to put that prohibition into another bill that will head to the full Senate for consideration on Monday, the final day of the General Assembly's 90-day...

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