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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.

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

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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 […]

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Three Years After DACA

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Karina Velasco, 25, moved to the U.S. 11 years ago from Mexico City. She was 14; attended high school, graduated from Montgomery College, and is scheduled to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in social work from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) at the Universities of Shady Grove campus. Velasco is also a […]

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White Oak Community Meeting Raises Awareness About Immigration Relief (VIDEO)

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Alexander Quispe, of Silver Spring, is about to graduate with an accounting major from the University of Maryland. He wants to work, help his family, and give back to the community. Quispe was at a community meeting on Feb. 5 in White Oak with his girlfriend, Vivian Urzua, to find out more about the Deferred […]

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Community Meeting to Raise Awareness About Immigration Relief

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The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is scheduled to host a community meeting on Feb. 5 to help residents learn about who can apply for immigration relief. The event is an orientation session that will take place at the White Oak Community Center in Silver Spring from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Education is […]

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President Obama to Discuss Immigration Tonight

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President Barack Obama is scheduled to discuss the immigration system tonight, and it’s a hot topic that many Montgomery County residents say they will be watching. Jonathan Jayes-Green, of Silver Spring, said he is “cautiously optimistic.” Jayes-Green is a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient. His parents wanted to give him a better education and […]

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Aline Barros

About Aline Barros

Aline Barros is a multimedia reporter and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at Abarros@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @AlineBarros2.

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