refugee

February 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart Discusses Priorities Under New Trump Administration (VIDEO)

Mayor Kate Stewart of Takoma Park recently issued a statement that Takoma Park is a “sanctuary city” after the recent federal executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration. Takoma Park’s sanctuary law prohibits city police from cooperating in the enforcement of federal immigration laws that could lead to the deportation of resident. In this […]

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January 28, 2017 | Staff Writer

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Congressman Sarbanes Releases Statement about President Trump’s Refugee Ban

Maryland Congressman John Sarbanes, a Democrat, released the following statement after President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning refugees from entry into the United States: “President Trump’s executive order imposing entry restrictions on refugees and citizens from certain countries is unlawful and is already being challenged in the courts. The President is pitting himself […]

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February 15, 2016 | Staff Writer

Refugee Resettlement Programs in Montgomery County (VIDEO)

The Council’s Health and Human Services (HH&S) Committee recently received a briefing about the county’s refugee and asylee programs. CCM’s Susan Kenedy reports. Visit our PEG partner County Cable Montgomery to view more of its local programming. For more information, read MyMCMeida’s Refugee Advocates Brief HHS Committee on Resettlement Programs article.

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

U.S. Rep. John Delaney Vote on Refugees

UPDATED U.S. Rep. John Delaney, a Democrat, voted for the American SAFE Act, which would require the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and relevant national security agencies to ensure that each refugee receives a thorough background investigation before U.S. refugee admission. Delaney released the following statement about his vote: “Regarding Syrian refugees, we should not […]

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October 12, 2015 | Aline Barros

From Vietnam to Montgomery County: Local Business Owner Shares Story

Than Nguyen was 19-years old when she moved to the U.S. from Vietnam. It was April of 1975. She says she still remembers that day. “We left in a hurry,” she said. It was a turbulent time in her country, she explains adding she saw “horrible” things during the Vietnam War. “I saw people dying. […]

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