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March 25, 2020 | Grace Mottley

Hogan’s Executive Order Defines ‘Non-Essential Work’

On March 23, Governor Larry Hogan signed another executive order aimed at banning large crowds and closing all non-essential businesses.  The new executive order closes senior centers, theaters and malls. The executive order also closes fitness centers, which include health clubs, gyms, health spas, and aquatic centers.  The order goes on to close bingo halls, […]

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June 25, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Anderson Re-Elected and Verma Elected to Planning Board

Council names Casey Anderson chair of Montgomery County Planning Board for second full term and Partap Verma as new Planning Board member. The Montgomery County Council approved both men unanimously. The five-member board deals with land-use issues in the 323,000-acre county and manages the county’s 36,500-acre park system. It reports to the council. This will […]

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April 6, 2017 | Staff Writer

Contreras: ICE Shouldn’t Arrest Undocumented Immigrants Victims of Crime

Immigrants who are the victims of a crime should not be subject to an arrest is the message from Jaime Contreras, vice president for 32BJ SEIU. Contreras’ statement comes after a official from the Department of Homeland Security stated that immigration agents may arrest crime victims and witnesses at courthouses, according to a report by […]

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January 4, 2017 | Staff Writer

Bethesda IT Firm Plans to Expand Corporate Headquarters and Create 100 New Jobs

InfoZen, an advanced IT services and solutions provider for the federal government is planning to expand its corporate headquarters in Montgomery County and create 100 new jobs by the end of 2017, according to a news release. This comes after the company was awarded a $208 million federal contract from the Department of Homeland Security […]

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March 23, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Nancy Navarro Attends Congressional Briefing on Unaccompanied Minors (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro along with members of Congress and educators spoke at a congressional hearing at Capitol Hill on Wednesday. Speakers at the hearing, which took place at the Cannon House Office Building in Washington D.C., sought to convince members of Congress to address issues surrounding migration. The hearing focused on the influx […]

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January 13, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Executive Leggett Says Deportation Raids “Counterproductive Measure” (VIDEO)

In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett discusses the county’s statement on the Department of Homeland Security raids. You can find more coverage of deportation raids, below:

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January 12, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Executive Leggett on Deportation Raids: “We Should Not Do This” (VIDEO)

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has planned to ramp up deportations of individuals who recently came to the United States illegally. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, County Executive Ike Leggett discusses the local impact of the DHS deportation raids.   Related:

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January 11, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

Local Officials Release Statement About Deportation Raids (PHOTOS)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council released a joint statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation raids and its impact on the community. You can view the entire statement below. “Our nation faces a significant humanitarian challenge in how we deal with the thousands of children and families fleeing violence in Central America. […]

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January 8, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Councilmember Elrich Addresses Homeland Security Deportation Raids (VIDEO)

Safe Silver Spring held its Annual Legislative Forum on Thursday, January 7th. Recent plans by the Department of Homeland Security to deport immigrants was one of the main topics. In this MyMCMedia Extra video, Councilmember Marc Elrich expresses his concern for Montgomery County’s community of immigrants.     Related:

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January 6, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Van Hollen Releases Statement on DHS Deportation Raids

U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen has released a statement about the Department of Homeland Security’s deportation raids. You can read his statement, below: “The Department of Homeland Security’s renewed effort to deport families and children is the wrong approach that’s causing unthinkable heartache for hardworking immigrant families who fear being separated. When families come to […]

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