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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

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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August 3, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett Speaks Out Against Deportation of Montgomery County Resident

In a statement released today, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett said he is “shocked and dismayed” that Lizandro Claros Saravia, a college-bound graduate of Quince Orchard High School, was deported to El Salvador this week by federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. “Instead of focusing ICE resources on those who have committed serious crimes, ICE instead […]

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August 2, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Claros Brothers Deported to El Salvador (VIDEO)

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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May 17, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Fenton Village Restaurants Will Show Off Silver Spring’s Cultural Diversity

More than 30 local businesses representing dozens of cultures around the world will participate in what organizers call the “largest restaurant crawl in the D.C. area.” Taste The World in Fenton Village will take place on May 21 in downtown Silver Spring where attendees will have the opportunity to try various food from local restaurants […]

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March 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery County Sister Cities Reps Discuss Next Priorities During Annual Meeting (PHOTOS)

It was a night filled with music, food, and art from across the world. Dozens of residents gathered at Veterans Plaza on Thursday evening for Montgomery County Sister Cities annual meeting. “We have the chance at this meeting to introduce our programs to the community at large,” William Nance, chairman for Montgomery County Sister Cities […]

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October 20, 2016 | Staff Writer

Thousands of People Attend the World of Montgomery Festival (VIDEO)

Approximately 8,000 people attended the World of Montgomery festival at the Rockville campus of Montgomery College. Find out more in this MCTV report, below:

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October 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Save the Date for the World of Montgomery Festival (VIDEO)

The World of Montgomery returns to the Rockville campus of Montgomery College from noon to 4 p.m. on Oct. 16. Find out more in this report, below: Visit our PEG partner MCTV10 (Montgomery College Television program schedule) to see more Montgomery College Television.

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August 8, 2016 | Staff Writer

Salvadoran-American Day Festival Attracts Big Crowd in Wheaton (VIDEO)

There was a huge turnout for the 7th annual Salvadoran-American Day Festival at the Wheaton Triangle on Aug. 7th. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and County Councilmembers Nancy Navarro and George Leventhal were among the faces in the crowd. Comunidades Transnacionales Salvadoreñas or COTSA (Salvadoran-American Community group) presented Leggett with a plaque to thank him […]

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June 3, 2016 | Sonya Burke

New Citizens Are Welcomed at Naturalization Ceremony in Gaithersburg (VIDEO)

A Naturalization Ceremony was held on June 1 at the Gaithersburg Library where 34 new citizens were welcomed from 27 different countries. Representatives from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services officiated the ceremony. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke reports. Countries represented, included: Albania, Algeria, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Democratic Republic of Congo, Denmark, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, […]

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March 24, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Montgomery County Celebrates Sister Cities Partnership (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County political leaders and members of the community celebrated the County’s Sister City partnerships at an event in Silver Spring on Thursday. Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett established the Sister City program in 2006 to foster connections between Montgomery County and the world. The event presented an opportunity for members of the community to try […]

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