Posted on January 7, 2022

Maryland General Assembly Overrides Hogan’s Vetoes Of Immigration Bills

Clara Garcia, NBC Washington, December 8, 2021

The Maryland General Assembly overrode Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of two bills that, according to advocates, protect immigrants in the state.

One of them prohibits jails from detaining people on immigration matters and limits the cooperation between local and federal immigration authorities. The second one protects the information of undocumented drivers.

The state legislature initially approved the proposals back in April, just before the end of the session. Shortly after, the governor announced his opposition, stating legislators were “trying to make Maryland a sanctuary state.” {snip}

On Tuesday, Maryland lawmakers voted in favor of overturning the veto on the Dignity Not Detection Act (HB16), introduced by Montgomery County delegate Vaughn Stewart, which bans local jails from being paid by the federal government to detain people with deportation orders.