ANNAPOLIS, Md. —The heat is on over an immigration bill that's languishing in a Senate committee.
Gov. Larry Hogan has vowed to veto the bill while minority groups, including Muslims, are saying the legislation addresses racial profiling.
Bill opponents, including police, are calling on residents to demand that they want a state of law and order, not a sanctuary state. Supporters said it builds trust between residents and police, and guards against racial profiling.
"Not only will we become a sanctuary, but we will become a magnet for criminal activity," Frederick County Sheriff Charles Jenkins said.
"I've heard stories of children who have stopped wanting to go to school, people who have hid in closets, people who don't want to go to restaurants," said Nadia Syahmalina, with the Muslim Democratic Club of Montgomery County.