Please call Delegate Malone and ask him to support the SAFE Act (HB1461). This will keep local law enforcement from working with ICE so they can actually do their job of protecting and serving the community. Why is it important that police forces do not become immigration forces?
-It costs a lot of money for local law enforcement to act as ICE agents and this does NOT create safe communities.
-Immigrants (documented and undocumented) are afraid of deportation under the current administration and if police are working with ICE, they become afraid to report crimes and be witnesses. Imagine if you are robbed or assaulted and the witness is afraid to step up.
- The SAFE Act is NOT a sanctuary bill and does NOT give special treatment to undocumented immigrants; they are treated like anyone else under the law. Under the bill local law enforcement MUST follow Maryland law and a judicial warrant based on probable cause.
Contact Del. Malone who is on the Judiciary Committee, and ask him to support it.