April 29, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Homeland Security Extiende la Fecha Límite para la Aplicación de REAL ID

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) ha extendido la fecha límite para obtener el documento de REAL ID por 19 meses más, debido a la pandemia de COVID-19. La fecha límite para la ejecución se ha extendido del 1 de octubre de 2021 al 3 de mayo de 2023. Según un comunicado de prensa, la […]

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April 28, 2021 | Gracie Tanner

Homeland Security Extends Deadline for REAL ID Enforcement by 19 Months

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has extended the deadline for the REAL ID enforcement date by 19 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for enforcement has been extended from Oct. 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. According to a press release, the pandemic has significantly impacted states’ ability to issue REAL ID-compliant […]

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October 19, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Hispano es Detenido por ICE Después de ser Liberado por el Condado de Montgomery

Un hombre de Gaithersburg, que fue arrestado y luego liberado de su compromiso por el Tribunal del Distrito del Condado de Montgomery el 25 de septiembre por abuso sexual, fue arrestado a principios de este mes por el Servicio de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas de Estados Unidos (ICE) durante una operación selectiva de una […]

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October 19, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Gaithersburg Man Detained by ICE After Being Released By Montgomery County

A Gaithersburg man who was arrested and released from commitment by Montgomery County District Court on Sept. 25 for sexual abuse was arrested earlier this month by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement during a week-long targeted operation. The Department of Homeland Security and ICE arrested more than 170 people throughout the United States, including […]

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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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March 10, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

Former DHS Acting Inspector General Indicted for Government Theft and Defrauding Scheme

The former acting inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), who lives in Sandy Spring, was indicted March 6 for his alleged theft of software and confidential databases from the U.S. government. Charles K. Edwards, 59, along with Murali Yamazula Venkata, 54, of Aldie, Virginia, were indicted by a federal grand jury in […]

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May 7, 2019 | Staff Writer

Damascus Principal Resigns Amid Football Rape Scandal

In an unexpected turn of events, the principal of Damascus High School resigned earlier today. Casey Crouse has been the principal at Damascus since her appointment in June, 2017. In a letter Crouse sent home today, she stated the decision to transition from her role as principal to another position in the school system was […]

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December 21, 2018 | Staff Writer

Year in Review: The Top 12 Montgomery County Stories in 2018

1. Elrich Becomes County Executive Voters roared in 2016, passing term limits on County Council members and the county executive. In 2018, the voters continued to roar. First, in the Democratic primary, voters winnowed a list of 38 candidates down to four in the council’s at-large race. Next, voters chose Marc Elrich as their party’s choice […]

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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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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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