Maine House Kills Bill Prohibiting “Sanctuary City” Policies

AUGUSTA, Maine (June 9, 2017) – Last week, the Maine House killed a bill that would have effectively prohibited so-called “sanctuary cities” that refuse to help enforce some federal immigration laws in the state.

Rep. Lawrence Lockman (R-Brewer) introduced House Bill 366 (LD366) in February, along with a bipartisan coalition of seven cosponsors. The legislation would have required all state government entities and political subdivisions in Maine to “fully comply with and to the full extent permitted by law support the enforcement of federal immigration law.” It would have explicitly barred limiting or restricting a number of actions involving enforcement of federal immigration law.

“A government entity may not limit or restrict the enforcement of federal immigration law, including, but not limited to, limiting or restricting a government entity from complying with an immigration detainer, limiting or restricting a government entity from providing a federal immigration official ...

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