Category: Immigration

Maryland lawmakers want to limit ICE access to the state’s drivers license database

By Stephanie Ramirez | FOX NEWS | Maryland Politics

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (FOX 5 DC) – A state lawmaker tells FOX 5, ICE has been using facial recognition software, searching a state database that thousands willingly submitted information to. 

A possible Trump Administration backlash is part of the discussion as lawmakers now weigh a new bill that would limit Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from accessing the Maryland driver’s license database.

“It’s very disappointing because we provided this tier 2 license for folks such as undocumented immigrants with the idea that we wanted to encourage them to get these drivers licenses. Now the fact that ICE can access the database that contains them — it’s just very disheartening that these licenses can be used against them,” said Maryland Delegate Dana Stein.

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