February 26, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Feb. 26 in Montgomery County

Good morning! In the Western Christian calendar, it’s Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Easter is 46 days away. Here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. MoCo Rec Job Fair: Montgomery County Department of Recreation is looking for seasonal employees and is hosting a job fair from 5 to 8 p.m. […]

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July 11, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Update: Marriott Says It Will Decline Requests to Use Hotels for Detention

Update, 9 p.m.: Sanctuary DMV, one of the organizers of the protest at Choice Hotels and Marriott International has received a statement from Marriott shortly after delivering petitions. Marriott, based in Bethesda, said: Marriott International has had not indication that any of our hotels have been contacted by the U.S. government to be used to […]

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October 2, 2018 | Staff Writer

Ficker and Floreen Weigh in On Immigration in Montgomery County

During Monday’s County Executive candidate forum, moderator Tom Sherwood asked Nancy Floreen and Robin Ficker  a question about immigrants facing deportation proceedings. Tom Sherwood asked, “Montgomery County has identified $370 thousand dollars to support the efforts to provide legal representation for low income immigrants and children facing deportation proceedings.What more should the county do?” Here […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Councilmember Marc Elrich Releases Statement About Deportation of Claros-Saravia Brothers

Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich has released a statement on the deportation of Lizandro Claros-Saravia and his brother Diego who lived in Gaithersburg and were deported to El Salavador last week. “The deportation of the Claros-Saravia brothers is a tragic situation and a waste of public resources. Our tax dollars should not have been used […]

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August 5, 2017 | Staff Writer

Top 10 from July 28-August 3

Sunflowers, politics, immigration, and public safety were among our top stories for last week.

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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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March 16, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Community Foundation Raising Money to Help Immigrants

The Community Foundation of the National Capital Region is raising money to help organizations that assist immigrants and others affected by recent changes in federal policy. The Resilience Fund has raised $80,000, and specific organizations will be invited to seek funding, Tonia Wellons, vice president of community investment, said Thursday. No money has been doled […]

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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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