Annapolis passes anti-discrimination bill

Posted at 9:24 AM, Feb 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-14 09:24:03-05

The Annapolis City Council passed a bill that will protect undocumented immigrants.

The bill will prevent city officials from inquiring into a person's immigration status unless legally required. 

Officials will also be unable to deny city services and benefits to those suspected of having undocumented status.

It passed 6-2-1 with Annapolis Mayor Mike Pentelides and Alderman Fred Paone voting against the bill, and Alderwoman Rhonda Pindell Charles abstaining.

Annapolis joins several other so-called "sanctuary cities" in Maryland.

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The Howard County Council recently voted in favor of a similar bill, but County Executive Allan Kittleman has said he will veto the bill.

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President Trump has threatened to limit federal funding to sanctuary cities.

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