August 2, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Jawando: ICE Notice at White Oak Apartment A Hoax

Councilmember Will Jawando shared two photos Thursday on Facebook that showed a fake notice posted on doors at the White Oak Gardens Apartments in Silver Spring. The notice had the Department of Homeland Security’s crest in the upper left corner and claimed that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) would be on the premises starting Aug. […]

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July 22, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Signs Order on Immigration

County Executive Marc Elrich signed an executive order Monday that spells out the county’s rules in dealing with immigrants. For example, county employees cannot ask residents their immigration status. And a county employee cannot investigate an immigration case unless provided a court order.  

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July 22, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Elrich anunció orden ejecutiva para proteger a los inmigrantes en el condado

La Orden Ejecutiva “Promoting Community Trust”, que promueve la confianza en la comunidad, busca reafirmar la política actual del Condado de Montgomery, y mejorar la seguridad de la comunidad al garantizar que las comunidades inmigrantes y vulnerables puedan participar en los departamentos del Condado, incluidos los departamentos de seguridad pública, con la confianza de que […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Elrich Announces Community Trust Executive Order to Protect Immigrants

Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich briefed the media and signed the Promoting Community Trust Executive Order Monday. Elrich was joined by County Council President Nancy Navarro; other members of the County Council; and other community leaders. The Promoting Community Trust Executive Order reaffirms current County policy and improve community security by ensuring that immigrant and […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Joint Statement Addressing Impending ICE Raids

Less than 48 hours before ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will reportedly raid homes of undocumented immigrants in 10 cities, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro released a joint statement Friday evening supporting the immigrant community. Montgomery County is a welcoming community that values the diversity of communities which are […]

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July 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Marriott, Choice Will ‘Decline’ Requests to Use Hotels for Detention

Choice Hotels and Marriott International both provided protesters with assurances that their establishments would not be used to assist Immigration and Customs Enforcement deportation. On Thursday, about 15 protesters organized by Sanctuary DMV delivered about 122,000 signatures in a petition calling for the companies to not assist ICE. The agency is expected to deport 2,000 […]

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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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July 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Bethesda Church Providing Sanctuary for Salvadoran Mother

Rosa Gutierrez Lopez has spent six months at Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church. Her story illustrates the political divide over immigration in this country. Previous Post: Bethesda Church Providing Sanctuary for El Salvador Mother

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June 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Raskin Says Congress Will Work This Week on Border Issues

About 250 Attend Immigration Solidarity Rally at Bethesda Church Rep. Jamie Raskin said Congress would work this week on the crisis at the U.S. border with Mexico. “The president has created chaos at the border, and we need to be addressing the humanitarian crisis,” Raskin said. The second-term congressman spoke before an event at the […]

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June 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Police Won’t Assist ICE Raids; Trump Says They’re Delayed Two Weeks

Montgomery County police said Saturday it would not participate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s efforts regarding immigration efforts “next week or any other time.” The police restated its long-held view that immigration enforcement is a national issue and “not a local issue.” “We have not received any requests from the federal government or ICE for […]

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