immigration

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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March 27, 2018 | Staff Writer

Panel Discussion Examines Immigrants’ Search for ‘American Promise’

Montgomery Community Media will present “The American Promise: Immigration in Montgomery County,” a panel discussion hosted by author and journalist Steve Roberts. The event is April 10 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at MCM’s Studio A at 7548 Standish Place, Rockville. The panel features Frank Islam, an Indian-born serial entrepreneur and author; Ola Sage, […]

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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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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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