MyMCMedia: Immigration

Montgomery County is known for its diversity with residents from 170 different countries calling the county home. Immigration is a hot topic following the election of President Donald Trump who has moved forward a couple of executive orders that have raised concerns and questions for some residents. It’s a topic that local leaders are talking about in a big way. This blog will keep you posted on the latest immigration news in Montgomery County.

7.20.17 CASA to Host Citizenship Fair on July 22

CASA To Host Citizenship Fair on July 22 In Wheaton

6.28.17 32BJ SEIU Responds to Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Announcement

32BJ SEIU Responds to Supreme Court’s Travel Ban Announcement

6.6.17 Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

Community Foundation Fund Raises $300K of $500K Sought

5.4.17 Concerned About Resources Prompts Dialogue on Immigration

Concerned About Resources Prompts Dialogue on Immigration

5.1.17 Thousands Rally to Support International Workers’ Day and Immigration

Thousands Rally to Support International Workers’ Day and Immigration

4.21.17 Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall Meeting in Silver Spring

Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

4.6.17 Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

3.16.17 Community Foundation Raising Money to Help Immigrants

Community Foundation Raising Money to Help Immigrants

3.16.17 AP: Maryland judge rejects Trump’s revised measure that bans travel targeting six predominantly Muslim countries

3.10.17 Why Immigration Status is Not A Concern for Police Chief Tom Manger (VIDEO)

Why Immigration Status is Not a Concern for Police Chief Tom Manger (VIDEO)

3.7.17 Residents Weigh in on Proposed Immigration Ordinance in Rockville

Residents Weigh In on Proposed Immigration Ordinance in Rockville

 

3.6.17 What Does President Trump’s New Executive Order Mean?

What Does President Trump’s New Executive Order Mean?

 

3.1.17  Office of Community Partnerships Announces Launch of New FAQ Guide for Immigration Updates

Office of Community Partnerships Announces Launch of New FAQ Guide for Immigration Updates

2.27.17 Washington Post: Montgomery County Struggles to Strike a Balance in the Nation’s Immigration Fight

2.27.17 Chuck Short Discusses County’s Stance on Immigration (VIDEO)

Chuck Short Discusses County’s Stance on Immigration (VIDEO)

2.25.17 U.S. Rep. John Delaney Discusses Reaction to DHS Memos on Immigration

U.S. Rep. John Delaney Discusses Reaction to DHS Memos on Immigration (VIDEO)

2.22.17 Bethesda Beat: Leggett Opposes State Bill That Would Prevent Local Law Enforcement from Participating in Federal Immigration Enforcement

2.22.17 Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

Mayor Jud Ashman Says There’s No Need to Call Gaithersburg A Sanctuary City

2.21.17 Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

Union Leader Jaime Contreras Condemns New DHS Deportation Plan

 

2.21.17: DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration

DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration Laws

2.17.17 AP: Memo says Trump considering mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundups

2.17.17 Trump says he’ll issue a new executive order on immigration by next week

2.16.17 Across the USA: Protests, closures on a #DayWithoutImmigrants

2.13.17 Berliner Says Montgomery Searching for Proper Response to Immigration Raids (VIDEO)

Berliner Says Montgomery Searching for Proper Response to Immigration Raids (VIDEO)

2.9.17 Rockville hosts a Town Hall meeting to discuss the city’s diversity.

Rockville Schedules a Town Hall Meeting on Diversity for Feb. 9 (VIDEO)

 

2.8.17 County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Berliner reassure residents with immigration concerns.

Leggett Asserts County Will Make No Changes to Immigration Policies (VIDEO)

Montgomery County Leaders to Discuss Immigration Strategy Today (VIDEO)

 

2.7.17 Damascus principal addresses racist incidents in a letter to the community.

Damascus High Principal Sends Letter on Racism

2.6.17 MCPS student leaders discuss policy.

Students to Discuss Public Policy Issues at Emerging Leaders Public Policy Forum on Feb. 7 & Feb. 8

2.6.17 MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s shares his reaction to President Trump’s executive orders.

MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith Discusses Federal Executive Orders (VIDEO)

2.6.17 Council President Roger Berliner leads off his weekly briefing with an important message about immigration.

Berliner Discusses Immigration, Bethesda Plan, Minimum Wage, Metro, Microgrid and More at Weekly Briefing (VIDEO)

 

2.3.17 Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart on priorities for her “sanctuary city.”

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart Discusses Priorities Under New Trump Administration (VIDEO)

 

Feb. 1 Montgomery College President Statement on Executive Order

Montgomery College President Releases Statement on Executive Order on Immigration Restrictions

Leggett Reassures Montgomery County Residents of All Cultures and Faiths in Happy New Year Video

Local Faith-Based Leaders Discuss Priorities for Helping Refugees and Immigrants in Rockville (VIDEO)

 

Jan. 30 Local Leaders issue joint statement

Local Leaders Address Community Concerns About Immigration in Joint Statement

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh Condemns Trump’s Immigration Ban

Jan. 28 Congressman Sarbanes

Congressman Sarbanes Releases Statement about President Trump’s Refugee Ban

Jan. 26 Takoma Park Mayor

Takoma Park Mayor Addresses Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration

Navarro Denounces President Trump’s Immigration Executive Order

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