The Protecting Marylanders From Violent Crime Act of 2020 is another bill that I have co-sponsored which was introduced by the Republicans. Currently, many local governments refuse to cooperate with ICE, which is incredibly dangerous when it comes to violent offenders. As I mentioned before, collaboration has been one of the greatest components of effectiveness in Harford County law enforcement. This failure to collaborate will only make violent crime worse, especially for immigrant and minority communities. This bill doesn’t target legal immigrants, but rather seeks to penalize immigrants who are in gangs or who commit violence or terrorism. Harford County Sheriff Jeff Gahler has been a proponent of this after seeing firsthand the impact the program, called 287g, makes on crime reduction.