July 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Looks to Support Minors Coming from the Border

Councilmembers from two committees favored allocating about $5 million to strengthen Montgomery County’s support for children coming across the southern border to live and attend school here. Between January and May, 473 young people came to live with extended family or sponsors in Montgomery County, according to staff with the county, MCPS and several non-profits. […]

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June 4, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Albornoz: At Least 3,000 Unaccompanied Minors from Mexican Border Expected to Arrive in Montgomery County

Council Vice President Gabe Albornoz said that based on federal data, more than 3,000 unaccompanied minors will be coming to Montgomery County, but he assumes that the number will be even higher with families waiting in México and immigrants that crossed the border having not gone through the asylum process. Albornoz recently traveled to McAllen, […]

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December 16, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

County Increases Spending to Assist Residents Facing Deportation

Montgomery County Council agreed to increase the amount of money it allocates for screening and legal services to low-income county residents undergoing immigration deportation or removal proceedings. On Dec. 15, councilmembers adopted a resolution to enter into a new contract with FIRN of Columbia for $77,932.39 and to increase the amount on an existing contract […]

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November 16, 2020 | Clara Longo de Freitas

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Releases New Civics Test

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services released a new citizenship test Friday, making it longer and broader than it once was. Those who filed an application on or after Dec. 1 of this year will take the 2020 version. But those who filed an application prior to Dec. 1 will be eligible to take the […]

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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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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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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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