Nick Iannelli, WTOP, July 22, 2019
Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich aims to put distance between Maryland’s largest county and federal immigration authorities by signing an executive order Monday.
Elrich said he wants to tell all county agencies that they are not allowed to ask people about their immigration status or cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
According to Montgomery County acting Police Chief Marcus Jones, the policy of not collaborating with ICE has already been in place.
Jones said if ICE seeks to deport someone who is in police custody, then ICE needs to track that person independently and deal with the situation without the police department’s assistance.