immigration

January 12, 2018 | Staff Writer

Local Leaders Condemn Trump’s ‘—-hole’ Comment

Following President Donald Trump’s alleged comments towards people from Haiti, El Salvador, and African countries, local leaders condemned his remarks on social media. The Washington Post reported Thursday that during a meeting in the Oval Office, Trump became angry after discussing protections for immigrants from several countries. The president, according to the Washington Post, asked […]

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council’s Radio America Show to Discuss Preparing for Possible Termination of Temporary Protected Status

Following the decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El  Salvadoran, Nicaraguan and Haitian residents by 2019,  a panel of experts will discuss what that means for the more than 10,000 people affected in Montgomery County on Radio America on Jan. 12. The discussion begins at 2:30 p.m. on […]

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January 11, 2018 | Sonya Burke, 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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December 11, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Urging Congress To Extend Immigration Programs (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Council will urge Congress on Tuesday to extend two immigration programs that have helped county residents — Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Temporary Protective Status programs. The support for the programs, however, is different than the county’s desire to fight MS-13. “There are those out there, including the president of […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Police Chief Message to Immigrants: ‘Report to Crimes to Police’

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka has a message for immigrants: don’t let your status scare you from reporting crimes. In a video statement, Sroka explained that Gaithersburg police officers will not investigate or make an inquiry relative to the immigration status of individuals during routine actions. “If people are afraid to have contact with the […]

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October 11, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Students Tackle Immigration in New Documentary

Issues surrounding immigration reform hits home for Montgomery County Public Schools student Alyssa. “Most of my family came here from Mexico and El Salvador undocumented,” she said. “Them living here in the United States is an amazing feeling but all the hate that they get […] I don’t like it.” Which is why Alyssa teamed […]

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September 21, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Goucher Poll Reveals Racial Divide in Maryland

Whites and African-Americans generally agree on the state of race relations in Maryland, but when it comes to individual issues, a divide emerges, according to a poll released Thursday. For example, the poll found 59 percent of African-Americans and 61 percent of whites agree that race relations in Maryland have gotten worse in the past […]

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September 7, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Hucker on DACA: ‘People Need to Know County Government Has Their Back’ (VIDEO)

In response to a statement issued by the White House to end the program established by the Obama administration which protects undocumented children from deportation and eligible for work permits, local officials are speaking out. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as DACA, allowed people who came to the United States as […]

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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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June 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

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

The Supreme Court made a decision early Monday allowing parts of President Donald Trump’s travel ban on people from six predominantly Muslim countries. The court did, however, make an exception to Trump’s travel ban stating that it “may not be enforced against an individual seeking admission as a refugee who can credible claim a bona […]

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