Kevin Kamenetz Offers Support for ‘Sanctuary Campuses,’ Pokes at Larry Hogan on Immigration

Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, weighing in on a divisive political battle that has erupted since Donald Trump was elected president, added his name Monday to the growing list of Democrats vowing to shield immigrants from deportation.

Kamenetz, who is considering a bid for governor in 2018, said he supports efforts by universities to create “sanctuary campuses,” and said he had directed county police to avoid taking part “in any effort” to identify the immigration status of students.

But the announcement — which followed similar statements from leaders in Baltimore, Montgomery County and cities across the country — likely has more to do with political symbolism after a bitter presidential election campaign than any change in how the county will deal with immigration.