By Josh Hicks and and Ovetta Wiggins,
Members of Maryland’s legislative minority caucuses urged fellow state lawmakers on Monday to pass a bill that would limit police cooperation with federal immigration-enforcement efforts, concerned that the measure might die in the Senate after winning approval in the House with broad support.
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A separate attempt to address a new policy emerging in Washington failed when House Republicans refused to allow the introduction of legislation dealing with Internet privacy.
The immigration-enforcement bill, known as the Trust Act, has not been scheduled for a committee vote in the Senate, and advocates are worried that it might not advance in time to pass before the end of the legislative session on April 10, if at all.
Last week, Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) said the bill would not pass in its current form, warning that “Maryland is not going to become a
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