February 3, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

photo of Takoma Park sign

Takoma Park Officials to Host Forum on Sanctuary City Status on Feb. 4

Takoma Park City officials and several community organizations will host an event entitled, “Takoma Park: Sanctuary City Then & Now.” This meeting comes after federal executive orders were signed by President Donald Trump on immigration. The forum, scheduled for Feb. 4, will allow residents to learn what the Sanctuary Ordinance and its amendments mean and […]

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February 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Local Faith-Based Leaders Discuss Priorities for Helping Refugees and Immigrants in Rockville (VIDEO)

Dozens of leaders and residents representing various faith groups, gathered at the Rockville Presbyterian Church early Tuesday to discuss priorities and goals for helping immigrants within the County. “We’re providing resources for the over 30 faith communities that are currently engaged in welcoming refugees and working with immigrants and children fleeing violence,” said Mansfield Kaseman, […]

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February 1, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Montgomery College President Releases Statement on Executive Order on Immigration Restrictions

Montgomery College President Dr. DeRionne Pollard has released the following statement regarding the recent executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration: “As you undoubtedly know, the President issued an executive order on Friday, January 27, that denies entry to the United States to travelers from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen […]

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February 4, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Refugee Advocates Brief HHS Committee on Resettlement Programs (PHOTO)

The Montgomery County Council Health and Human Services Committee held a meeting on Thursday to discuss resettlement programs for refugees and asylum seekers. The meeting took place in the third floor conference room at the Council office building in Rockville. According to data from the Maryland Office for Refugees and Asylees, 2,256 refugees and 2,181 […]

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February 4, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Five Things to Know Today, Feb. 4, in Montgomery County

A Dense Fog Advisory is in effect until 7 a.m. today. Here are five more things to know today, Feb. 4, in Montgomery County: 1. The Montgomery County Board of Education (BOE) is set to announce the “conditional appointment” of the next MCPS superintendent at a special meeting tonight. Follow @MyMCMedia on Twitter for the […]

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February 3, 2016 | Willie James Inman

HHS Committee to Receive Update on Refugee Resettlement

The Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services Committee will hold a meeting on refugees and people seeking asylum on Thursday. The committee will discuss available services for refugees, asylum seekers, and receive an update from resettlement organizations. Participants include the Ethiopian Community Development Council (ECDC), the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Lutheran Social Services, all of […]

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December 9, 2015 | Staff Writer

Rockville City Hall

Rockville Mayor and Council Support Refugees Around the World

Recognizing Rockville as a “welcoming and inclusive community,” the Mayor and Council voted unanimously this week to endorse Montgomery County’s support for refugees from Syria and from around the world. The full motion said: “The Mayor and Council affirms Rockville’s role as a welcoming and inclusive community. We believe that the diversity of our residents […]

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November 25, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

Montgomery County Executive and County Council Voice Support for Syrian Refugees (PHOTO)

Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett and the County Council recently sent a letter to Robert Carey, the director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to affirm the County’s policy to support and welcome refugees into the community from Syria and around the world. Leggett and the […]

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November 21, 2015 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Faith Leaders React to Gov. Larry Hogan’s Syrian Refugee Statement (VIDEO)

The Montgomery County Faith Community Advisory Council hosted a faith forum at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Rockville on Nov. 17th. Maureen Chowdhury reports.

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November 20, 2015 | Sonya Burke

Gaithersburg Doctor: “I Felt Like I Needed to Help” (VIDEO)

A Gaithersburg doctor, Meena Hasan, spent a week of her vacation helping refugees as they came ashore in Lesbos, Greece. She talks about her experiences and what she wants others to know in this Associated Press video interview, below:

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