DACA

December 5, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Dec. 5 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Tuesday, Dec. 5, in Montgomery County: 1. Board of Education Meeting: Montgomery County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jack Smith will discuss the framework of his Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget recommendations. The Montgomery County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Dec. 5. Open session will begin at […]

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October 30, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Berliner Meets the Media, Oct. 30 (Video)

Montgomery County Council President Roger Berliner discussed master plans coming before the council, M-83, cemetery legislation, the proposed Metro budget, Vision Zero, the lawsuit against the FAA, DACA and a “sugar tax.”  

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September 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Trone Ads Target Trump’s DACA Decision

Millionaire congressional candidate David Trone has released two videos that will appear on cable television, supporting individuals who are in the country who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival status, the so-called Dreamers. Trone is running for the 6th Congressional District seat being vacated by Rep. John Delaney of Potomac, who is sitting out the […]

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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 8, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Leggett Remarks During Hispanic Gala: ‘We Will Protect Our Dreamers’ (VIDEO)

Hundreds of people gathered at the Fillmore in Silver Spring Thursday evening for the Montgomery County Executive’s Hispanic Gala to honor more than 60 students with scholarships. The MCEHG was implemented in 2013 to bring organizations and stakeholders together to assist Hispanic youth achieve a high level of education while building diverse and united communities […]

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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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September 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Leggett, Council Blast Trump Decision on DACA

County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council issued statements Wednesday on President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Last week, Montgomery College President DeRionne Pollard issued her own statement urging Trump to continue the program. Here are the statements: Montgomery County Council Statement The Montgomery County Council denounces […]

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September 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Delegate Says Maryland Legislature Could Convene Session to Assist Immigrants (VIDEO)

State lawmakers are considering a special session for the General Assembly to respond to today’s announcement that the federal government is rescinding a program that helped immigrants who entered the country illegally as children. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday that the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, would not survive […]

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June 16, 2017 | Staff Writer

Trump Administration Ends Protection for Undocumented Parents

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary John Kelly signed a memorandum Thursday overturning the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA). DAPA was a series of  immigration executive actions signed by former President Barack Obama in 2014 to crack down on illegal immigration at the border and prioritized […]

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December 10, 2016 | Staff Writer

Leggett Joins Other Mayors in Asking Trump to Keep Undocumented Immigrant Program

Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and 17 other mayors from across the country are asking President-elect Donald Trump to keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA began in 2012 and helps to ensure that young people that were brought to the U.S. before they turned 16, and are actively seeking higher education, working […]

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