Councilmember Elrich Addresses Homeland Security Deportation Raids (VIDEO)

Safe Silver Spring held its Annual Legislative Forum on Thursday, January 7th. Recent plans by the Department of Homeland Security to deport immigrants was one of the main topics. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Marc Elrich expresses his concern for Montgomery County’s community of immigrants.




Councilmember Marc Elrich Releases Statement About Deportation of Claros-Saravia Brothers


Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich has released a statement on the deportation of Lizandro Claros-Saravia and his brother Diego who lived in Gaithersburg and were deported to El Salavador last week. “The deportation of the Claros-Saravia brothers is a tragic situation and a waste of public resources. Our tax dollars should not have been used […]

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Top 10 from July 28-August 3

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Sunflowers, politics, immigration, and public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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Claros Brothers Deported to El Salvador (VIDEO)

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Diego and Lizandro Claros, who fled violence in El Salvador, have been deported, according to the immigrant rights group Casa of Maryland. Their plane landed in El Salvador as their emotionally distraught family attended a news conference. Casa de Maryland organized the event in Hyattsville where more than 50 people gathered to show support for […]

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Community Foundation Raising Money to Help Immigrants

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The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region is raising money to help organizations that assist immigrants and others affected by recent changes in federal policy. The Resilience Fund has raised $80,000, and specific organizations will be invited to seek funding, Tonia Wellons, vice president of community investment, said Thursday. No money has been doled […]

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County Executive Leggett Says Deportation Raids "Counterproductive Measure" (VIDEO)


In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett discusses the county’s statement on the Department of Homeland Security raids. You can find more coverage of deportation raids, below:

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Executive Leggett on Deportation Raids: "We Should Not Do This" (VIDEO)

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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has planned to ramp up deportations of individuals who recently came to the United States illegally. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Executive Ike Leggett discusses the local impact of the DHS deportation raids.   Related:

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Local Officials Release Statement About Deportation Raids (PHOTOS)

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Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council released a joint statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation raids and its impact on the community. You can view the entire statement below. “Our nation faces a significant humanitarian challenge in how we deal with the thousands of children and families fleeing violence in Central America. […]

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Van Hollen Releases Statement on DHS Deportation Raids

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U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen has released a statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation raids. You can read his statement, below: “The Department of Homeland Security’s renewed effort to deport families and children is the wrong approach that’s causing unthinkable heartache for hardworking immigrant families who fear being separated. When families come to […]

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Sonya Burke

About Sonya Burke

Sonya Burke is the Multimedia Manager at Montgomery Community Media (MCM). You can email story ideas at or reach her on Twitter @SonyaNBurke.


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