Augusta – Immigrants, faith leaders and human rights advocates will gather at the Maine State House on Thursday, April 20 at noon to urge lawmakers to reject LD 366, an anti-immigrant bill sponsored by Rep. Larry Lockman (R-Amherst) that would punish towns and cities that choose not to participate in federal immigration enforcement.
Like other “anti-sanctuary city” bills around the country, LD 366 would force local law enforcement to act like federal immigration agents, and punish towns and cities that choose not to do so by withholding all state funds.
Across the country, law enforcement agents, government officials, immigrant communities and advocates have been speaking out against similar proposals.
Rally in solidarity with Maine’s immigrants, followed by a public hearing on LD 366 in the Maine Legislature’s Judiciary Committee
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Hearing: 1:00 p.m.
Maine State House
210 State Street, Augusta
Rally: Plaza between the State House and the Cross Office Building
Hearing: Judiciary Committee hearing room, State House Room 438