Casa de Maryland

November 5, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

La Historia de los Jornaleros en Montgomery

La organización comunitaria CASA alberga a aproximadamente 300 jornaleros, hombres y mujeres, latinos y africanos, no sólo para ayudarles a buscar trabajos dignos, justos y bien pagados sino también para capacitarlos en trabajos de construcción, enseñarles inglés, brindarles servicios legales y en general encaminarlos para entender el sistema en Estados Unidos y mejorar sus vidas […]

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August 7, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Vigila por el Tercer Aniversario de La Fatal Explosión de Gas en Flower Branch

Los miembros de la comunidad de Flower Branch realizarán una vigilia en la víspera del tercer aniversario de la fatal explosión de gas que cobró la vida de siete personas, incluidos dos menores de edad. El 10 de agosto de 2016, los inquilinos de los apartamentos Flowers Branch en Silver Spring se despertaron con una […]

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May 29, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Ayuda económica para que residentes de Montgomery se hagan ciudadanos

El condado de Montgomery y la organización sin fines de lucro CASA, se asociaron para apoyar financieramente a las personas que tienen residencia “green card”, y que son elegibles para aplicar a la ciudadanía de Estados Unidos.   Se ofrecen hasta $300 dólares de ayuda sin reembolso. Este dinero debe ser destinado para pagar parte del costo […]

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December 7, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer, Gutierrez Arrested Outside Capitol in Protest Supporting Immigrants

Two Montgomery County lawmakers — Council President Hans Riemer and Del. Ana Sol Gutierrez — were arrested Wednesday at a protest at the U.S. Capitol calling for protections for undocumented immigrants. Riemer called the event “a powerful experience.” “I really felt like it was important to stand up and be counted and be heard. We […]

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November 9, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett to Sign $15 Minimum Wage Bill

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett is expected to sign into law a bill passed this week by the County Council that would raise the minimum wage to $15 over the next several years, according to a news release. Leggett will be joined by Councilmember Marc Elrich, sponsor of the bill; Montgomery County Council President Roger […]

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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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August 10, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

One Year Later: Candlelight Vigil at Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Flower Branch Apartments for a candlelight vigil on Aug. 10th at the Flower Branch Apartments in Silver Spring. Thursday marked the one year anniversary of the fatal natural gas explosion that claimed the lives of seven people. The vigil was organized by CASA to remember those who lost their […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Officials Identify Changes One Year After Silver Spring Tragedy (VIDEO)

The tragic loss of seven lives in Silver Spring  continues to teach Montgomery County officials lessons about what to do when a catastrophe strikes. An auditor’s report in February made 14 recommendations based on what was learned from the deadly natural gas explosion last August 10 at the Flower Branch Apartments. MyMCMedia’s Phyllis Armstrong reports […]

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August 8, 2017 | Phyllis Armstrong

Montgomery County Plans Exercises As Silver Spring Explosion Nears Anniversary (VIDEO)

The tragic explosion at Flower Branch Apartments on August 10 last year is still prompting in-depth discussions and planning in Montgomery County. The agencies and employees involved continue to assess the response to the emergency in Silver Spring that killed seven people and left dozens of others injured and without homes. Officials at the Department […]

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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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