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Act Now on Immigration Justice Legislation in Maryland

Three immigration justice bills - Trust Act, Dignity not Detention Act, and Universal Representation - have completed hearings in the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee. The House Judiciary Committee heard testimony on all three bills on March 3.


It is crucial that the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee now bring these bills to a vote so they can move out of committee in both chambers and onto the floor. Once the Senate acts, the House will follow.


Email now to urge Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee chairman Will Smith, who is the primary sponsor of both the Trust and Dignity not Detention bills, to bring these bills to a vote in his committee. It's easy - Take Action here.


CAN is supporting four bills this session:


The Trust Act will prohibit corrections officers from detaining people beyond their release date, unless presented with a valid judicial warrant, and also prohibit police from inquiring about immigration status during stops. Read CAN's written testimony in support of the Trust Act here. If you are a Maryland resident, take action now to let your state legislators know you support this bill.

The Dignity not Detention Act would end state and local agency involvement in the cruel, immoral and counterproductive incarceration of immigrants and require transparency in any zoning or permitting decisions taken by local jurisdictions that enable private facilities that intend to incarcerate immigrants within Maryland. Read CAN's written testimony in support of the Dignity not Detention Act here. If you are a Maryland resident, take action now to let your state legislators know you support this bill.

The Data Privacy bill would prohibit MVA, as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, from sharing personal data with federal agencies for civil immigration enforcement, and for criminal immigration enforcement without a judicial warrant. It would also require public reporting of all such requests. Read CAN's written testimony in support of the Data Privacy bill here. If you are a Maryland resident, take action now to let your state legislators know you support this bill.

The Universal Representation bill would require the Attorney General to coordinate legal representation for Maryland residents facing detention or deportation in immigration court. Read CAN's written testimony in support of the Universal Representation bill here. If you are a Maryland resident, take action now to let your state legislators know you support this bill.

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