January 16, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Riemer Meets the Media

Council President Hans Riemer met with reporters and the topics included: the County Council going through County Executive Ike Leggett’s savings plan, the temporary protected status of 10,000 Salvadorans in the county and Silver Spring in the wake of Discovery Communications’ departure.

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January 11, 2018 | Staff Writer

Council’s Radio America Show to Discuss Preparing for Possible Termination of Temporary Protected Status

Following the decision by President Donald Trump’s administration to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El  Salvadoran, Nicaraguan and Haitian residents by 2019,  a panel of experts will discuss what that means for the more than 10,000 people affected in Montgomery County on Radio America on Jan. 12. The discussion begins at 2:30 p.m. on […]

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January 8, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park City Officials Condemn the Decision Requiring El Salvadorans to Leave

Following the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s announcement to end Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for individuals from El Salvador early Monday, Takoma Park City officials released the following statement on its website: “The City of Takoma Park condemns the ending of TPS for some 200,000 El Salvadoran immigrants throughout our region and reaffirms our values […]

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December 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Riemer Holds First Meet with Media (Video)

Council President Hans Riemer holds his first meeting with the media, discussing historic buildings serving a bed-n-breakfasts, new regulations for breweries in urban areas, a resolution asking Congress to extend the DACA and TPS programs, and fiscal issues arising from a shortfall in income tax revenues.  

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December 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Council Urges Washington To Provide ‘Pathway to Permanent Residency’

The Montgomery County Council urged the White House and Congress to work together to legislate “a pathway to permanent residency” for individuals who are in the country under temporary protected status (TPS) or children in the country under deferred action of childhood arrivals (DACA). The council action came in a resolution that passed unanimously. Councilmember […]

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