immigration

October 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ficker and Floreen Weigh in On Immigration in Montgomery County

During Monday’s County Executive candidate forum, moderator Tom Sherwood asked Nancy Floreen and Robin Ficker  a question about immigrants facing deportation proceedings. Tom Sherwood asked, “Montgomery County has identified $370 thousand dollars to support the efforts to provide legal representation for low income immigrants and children facing deportation proceedings.What more should the county do?” Here […]

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September 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Montgomery Joins Effort to Boost Citizenship Efforts

Montgomery County and more than 60 cities and counties across the country in the bipartisan “Cities for Citizenship” effort to encourage eligible immigrants to apply for U.S. citizenship. The program comes at a time when a backlog in processing applications may be discouraging permanent residents from applying for citizenship. There will be two workshops held […]

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June 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Community Leaders to Hold Vigil for Families Separated at the Border

U.S. Congressman Jamie Raskin (D-MD) will join local religious and political leaders to hold a candlelight vigil for families that have been separated at the border. The event will take place at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring and begins at 8:00 p.m. Candles will be provided for free, but organizers are encouraging participants to bring […]

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Says He Will Not Deploy National Guard Resources to the Border

Governor Hogan announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will not deploy any National Guard Resources to the border.  His response comes amid reports that children are being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Hogan said he ordered four crew-members and helicopters to return to Maryland immediately […]

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May 21, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Immigrants’ Rights Group Objects to County’s Funding Proposal

An immigrants’ rights organization that was in line to receive a Montgomery County grant to provide legal representation to residents who face deportation has rejected changes to the proposal and doesn’t want the money. “Not as it stands right now,” said Claudia Cubas, litigation director at Capital Area Immigrants’ Rights Coalition, on Monday. “If they […]

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May 2, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Should County Fund Immigration Defense? Residents Weigh In

Montgomery County Council President Hans Riemer and Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal had to remind attendees about respect during someone else’s testimony Tuesday. Their reminders came after some cheering and boos from the audience during Montgomery County Council’s public hearing on a proposed appropriation to the FY 2018 Budget that would fund legal representation for […]

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April 13, 2018 | Mitti Hicks and Douglas Tallman

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 […]

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April 11, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Panel Discusses Importance of Immigrants in Montgomery County

“Why America?” was the first question raised to three panelists of immigrants during an event titled, “The American Promise: Immigration in Montgomery County.” The event was hosted by Steve Roberts, a local author, columnist and professor at George Washington University. Roberts said since one-third of the county is foreign born, having a discussion that focuses on immigration […]

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April 10, 2018 | Staff Writer

MCM Presents “The American Promise: Immigration in Montgomery County” with Steve Roberts

Montgomery Community Media presented “The American Promise: Immigration in Montgomery County,” Tuesday, April 10. The panel discussion, hosted by author and journalist Steve Roberts, featured Frank Islam, an Indian-born entrepreneur and author; Ola Sage, a Montgomery County Business Hall of Fame inductee and Nigerian-born tech-wizard; and Reemberto Rodriguez, the Cuban-born director of the Silver Spring Regional […]

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April 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center Opens New Facility in Wheaton

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett joined Montgomery County Council Vice President Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Councilmembers Roger Berliner and George Leventhal, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center’s new facility in Wheaton. The Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center is the county’s welcome center for immigrants where they are connected with educational, economic, and […]

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