immigration

September 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Acting Chief Jones Issues Statement A Week After Dueling Immigration Rallies

Acting Police Chief Marcus Jones issued a statement Friday saying his officers strive to build a culture of trust in Montgomery County. The statement comes a week after hundreds of protesters met on opposite sides of Maryland Avenue to express their opposing views on immigration. “The Montgomery County Department of Police enforces the law without […]

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September 13, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

Sides squared off in Rockville on Friday as demonstrators voiced their support for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, and counter-demonstrators across Maryland Avenue expressed their support for immigrants. Here’s our piece on the people supporting immigration:   Coverage of the protest: A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

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September 13, 2019 | Cindy Peña

A Peaceful Protest for a Hot Topic

People on both sides of the immigration debate staged protests on opposite sides of Maryland Avenue in Rockville. MyMCMedia reporter Cindy Pena was there as several hundred anti-immigration protestors gathered with their messages for the Montgomery County Council and voters.   Coverage of the counter-demonstration: Demonstrators Show Support for Immigrants on a Rockville Street

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September 13, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

Manifestaciones Opuestas sobre la Política de Inmigración

Manifestantes, líderes comunitarios y políticos se reunieron frente al edificio de oficinas del Concejo del Condado de Montgomery, en Rockville. Se dos protestas se llevaron a cabo al mismo tiempo: una que apoya a la Agencia de Inmigración y Control de Aduanas (ICE) y otra que se opone. Aquí un vistazo de la cobertura del […]

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September 13, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

Opposing Rallies Over Immigration Policy Converge Outside Council Office

MCM is on the scene as protesters meet in front of the Council Office Building in Rockville. Two protests are happening – one supporting the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) and one opposing. Here is a look at MyMCMedia’s journalists on the scene for the demonstrations.  

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September 10, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Montgomery Council Considers Enhanced Security

Montgomery County Councilmembers are considering a step up in security because of messages they’ve received since several men, who are in the country illegally, have been charged with sex crimes. “I think all of us have received alarming messages over the last couple of weeks that are based on ignorance and unfortunately in some cases […]

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September 10, 2019 | Staff Writer

Rockville Rally Supporting ICE Set for Friday

A group calling itself the Concerned Citizens Coalition of Montgomery County is holding a rally Friday to support federal immigration agents in downtown Rockville. WMAL’s Larry O’Connor and conservative talk show host Michelle Malkin will host the event. Malkin once lived in Germantown. The rally starts at 11 a.m. in front of the County Council […]

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September 6, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Council’s Rape Statement Fires Back at Trump, Neo-Nazis

The Montgomery County Council released a statement Thursday night expressing their commitment to an inclusive community and condemning a series of rapes over the last month. The council also vilified its critics, including President Donald Trump and neo-Nazis, for spreading “inaccurate information.” The statement comes after recent reports of rapes in the county. The defendants […]

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August 30, 2019 | Maryam Shahzad

photo of Takoma Park sign

Takoma Park Rallies Against Facility for Migrant Children

Protestors gathered in Washington, D.C.’s Takoma neighborhood on Aug. 28 for a rally against a new shelter for unaccompanied migrant children. The shelter would be near the Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County border, at 6896 Laurel St. N.W., and is meant for minors apprehended at the U.S./Mexico border without a parent. “I think that whole […]

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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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