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.
4.21.17 Immigration is One Topic of Concern During Town Hall Meeting in Silver Spring
4.6.17 Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime
3.16.17 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
— AP South U.S. Region (@APSouthRegion) March 16, 2017
3.10.17 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
3.6.17 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
2.27.17 Washington Post: Montgomery County Struggles to Strike a Balance in the Nation’s Immigration Fight
Montgomery County struggles to strike a balance in the nation’s immigration fight https://t.co/T8wp7lAmJ9
— Bill Turque (@bturque) February 27, 2017
2.27.17 Chuck Short Discusses County’s Stance on Immigration (VIDEO)
2.25.17 U.S. Rep. John Delaney Discusses Reaction to DHS Memos on Immigration
2.22.17 Bethesda Beat: Leggett Opposes State Bill That Would Prevent Local Law Enforcement from Participating in Federal Immigration Enforcement
— Bethesda Beat (@BethesdaBeat) February 22, 2017
2.22.17 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
2.21.17: DHS Secretary Signs Memos Cracking Down on Immigration
2.17.17 AP: Memo says Trump considering mobilizing National Guard for immigration roundups
— AP Politics (@AP_Politics) February 17, 2017
2.17.17 Trump says he’ll issue a new executive order on immigration by next week
— CNN (@CNN) February 17, 2017
2.16.17 Across the USA: Protests, closures on a #DayWithoutImmigrants
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 17, 2017
2.13.17 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.
2.8.17 County Executive Ike Leggett and Council President Berliner reassure residents with immigration concerns.
2.7.17 Damascus principal addresses racist incidents in a letter to the community.
2.6.17 MCPS student leaders discuss policy.
2.6.17 MCPS Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith’s shares his reaction to President Trump’s executive orders.
2.6.17 Council President Roger Berliner leads off his weekly briefing with an important message about immigration.
2.3.17 Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart on priorities for her “sanctuary city.”
Feb. 1 Montgomery College President Statement on Executive Order