HOWARD COUNTY, Md (WJZ) — Just weeks before the President-elect is sworn into office, one Maryland county is taking action over fears of possible immigration policy changes under the new administration. Now, some Maryland lawmakers are proposing new legislation to protect undocumented immigrants.
Howard County is considering becoming a “sanctuary county” — a place where police and county employees wouldn’t be able to enforce immigration law or target immigrants. Officials are now saying that’s a job that should be left to the federal government.
“We’re getting them out of the country” — one of several campaign promises made by President-elect Trump, a reflection of what at least has been his stance on immigration that continues to be cause for concern for many.
“We have families, we have dreams. We want to make America great too,” says one woman.
As the inauguration of Mr. Trump draws near, many local governments, including several in Maryland, are weighing in.
Councilman Calvin Ball is behind a push to make Howard County a “sanctuary county.”