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Hogan's options on the budget may be limited, but he can still roll back O'Malley's immigration policies

I wish Governor-elect Larry Hogan all the best; he is stuck with (my prediction) a billion-dollar deficit thanks to the outgoing administration ("Hogan says state's economic picture even bleaker than he thought," Nov. 17).

Unfortunately, the people who created this hole are still in office in the legislature. Yes, I am talking about Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch.

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These two progressives will play nice the first year. But you can count on them making the governor look bad on a regular basis by passing legislation that not even Gov. Martin O'Malley would sign.

So going into the next election Mr. Hogan will look like the Grinch that stole Christmas after vetoing any number of wild spending bills.

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I do have a request of the governor-elect: Reverse Mr. O'Malley's decision not to hold undocumented immigrants who are in jail until immigration authorities can deport them. I know this is a sanctuary state, but this dumb decision simply puts legal citizens at risk.

Look at the guy who kidnapped the 12-year-old girl in Perry Hall. He is undocumented, committed a crime and was put on probation. Why wasn't he jailed and deported?

There is truly something wrong with the current system. I hope immigration reform puts an end to this nonsense.

William M. Libercci Sr.

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