Mikulski Talks Immigration Reform During a Visit at Montgomery College (VIDEO)

Sen. Barbara Mikulski visited Montgomery College Takoma Park Silver Spring campus on Aug.11 where she announced a $1 million grant to Montgomery College to provide support services to first-year students.

When asked about students who are not only first generation to attend college, but are also DACA recipients, the Maryland senator said she believes in comprehensive immigration reform and that Congress must pass the Dream Act.

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)  is an executive order signed by President Barack Obama in 2012 that allows eligible undocumented young people to have work permit and protects from deportation for two years. It does not give a path to citizenship.

Riemer Holds First Meet with Media (Video)

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Council President Hans Riemer holds his first meeting with the media, discussing historic buildings serving a bed-n-breakfasts, new regulations for breweries in urban areas, a resolution asking Congress to extend the DACA and TPS programs, and fiscal issues arising from a shortfall in income tax revenues.  

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Riemer, Gutierrez Arrested Outside Capitol in Protest Supporting Immigrants

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Two Montgomery County lawmakers — Council President Hans Riemer and Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez — were arrested Wednesday at a protest at the U.S. Capitol calling for protections for undocumented immigrants. Riemer called the event “a powerful experience.” “I really felt like it was important to stand up and be counted and be heard. We […]

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Council Urges Washington To Provide 'Pathway to Permanent Residency'

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The Montgomery County Council urged the White House and Congress to work together to legislate “a pathway to permanent residency” for individuals who are in the country under temporary protected status (TPS) or children in the country under deferred action of childhood arrivals (DACA). The council action came in a resolution that passed unanimously. Councilmember […]

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Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

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Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 30 (Video)

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Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed master plans coming before the council, M-83, cemetery legislation, the proposed Metro budget, Vision Zero, the lawsuit against the FAA, DACA and a “sugar tax.”  

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Trone Ads Target Trump's DACA Decision

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Millionaire congressional candidate David Trone has released two videos that will appear on cable television, supporting individuals who are in the country who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status, the so-called Dreamers. Trone is running for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney of Potomac, who is sitting out the […]

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Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

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Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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Leggett Remarks During Hispanic Gala: 'We Will Protect Our Dreamers' (VIDEO)

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Hundreds of people gathered at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Thursday evening for the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala to honor more than 60 students with scholarships. The MCEHG was implemented in 2013 to bring organizations and stakeholders together to assist Hispanic youth achieve a high level of education while building diverse and united communities […]

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Hucker on DACA: 'People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back' (VIDEO)

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In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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Leggett, Council Blast Trump Decision on DACA

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County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council issued statements Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Last week, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard issued her own statement urging Trump to continue the program. Here are the statements: Montgomery County Council Statement The Montgomery County Council denounces […]

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