immigration laws

February 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Albornoz Emotionally Denounces Supreme Court Immigration Decision

Montgomery County Councilmember Gabe Albornoz led an emotional press conference denouncing the Supreme Court’s Jan. 27 “public charge” immigration decision. The 5-4 decision was voted on along party lines—the four judges appointed by Democratic presidents all voted “no.” It will make it more difficult for immigrants, who have used benefits like Medicaid and food stamps, […]

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July 29, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Jefe de la policía de Gaithersburg a los inmigrantes: ‘No temas a la policía’

El jefe de la policía de Gaithersburg, Mark Sroka, le dice a los inmigrantes indocumentados que no teman a los policías locales. El jueves, Sroka apareció en un video publicado en la página de Facebook de la ciudad de Gaithersburg, hablando sobre la política de inmigración de la ciudad. Sroka discute la Orden General 628.1, […]

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July 26, 2019 | Abigail Brooke

Gaithersburg Police Chief to Immigrants: ‘Don’t Fear Police’

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka is telling undocumented immigrants not to fear local police officers. On Thursday, Sroka appeared in a video posted on the City of Gaithersburg’s Facebook page, speaking about the city’s immigration policy. Sroka discusses General Order 628.1, which means that no citizen can be arrested simply for being undocumented. “[S]tate and local […]

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November 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Gaithersburg Police Chief Message to Immigrants: ‘Report to Crimes to Police’

Gaithersburg Police Chief Mark Sroka has a message for immigrants: don’t let your status scare you from reporting crimes. In a video statement, Sroka explained that Gaithersburg police officers will not investigate or make an inquiry relative to the immigration status of individuals during routine actions. “If people are afraid to have contact with the […]

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