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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June 16, 2015 | Aline Barros

Three Years After DACA

Karina Velasco, 25, moved to the U.S. 11 years ago from Mexico City. She was 14; attended high school, graduated from Montgomery College, and is scheduled to graduate in December with a bachelor’s degree in social work from University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) at the Universities of Shady Grove campus. Velasco is also a […]

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February 10, 2015 | Aline Barros

White Oak Community Meeting Raises Awareness About Immigration Relief (VIDEO)

Alexander Quispe, of Silver Spring, is about to graduate with an accounting major from the University of Maryland. He wants to work, help his family, and give back to the community. Quispe was at a community meeting on Feb. 5 in White Oak with his girlfriend, Vivian Urzua, to find out more about the Deferred […]

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February 3, 2015 | Aline Barros

photo of White Oak Shopping Center sign

Community Meeting to Raise Awareness About Immigration Relief

The Montgomery County Office of Community Partnerships is scheduled to host a community meeting on Feb. 5 to help residents learn about who can apply for immigration relief. The event is an orientation session that will take place at the White Oak Community Center in Silver Spring from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Education is […]

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