By US Incorporated Staff, December 9, 2020
Earlier this week, we posted information about a piece of legislation that, if it passed, would make Howard County, Maryland a sanctuary county and obstruct immigration enforcement, as well as harbor dangerous criminals.
Alas, the bill passed.
Here’s a note from the county council member who heroically cast the dissenting vote.
I was the sole vote against the bill. In addition to laying out many of the arguments against these dangerous and offensive changes to county law, I sponsored an amendment that would allow the detention center to honor ICE detainers for individuals who have been convicted of a crime or are on the terror watch list. Progressive activists have been lobbying members of the County Council for the past several years and, despite a flood of emails in opposition, all four Democrats opposed my amendment and supported the sanctuary bill. Until there are more moderates and conservatives in elected positions, healthy debate and balanced policy will be unlikely, yielding to progressive dominance over our lives and Howard County’s future.
Howard County Council – District 5