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December 20, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

2019 in Review: A Tumultuous Year for Montgomery Police

It was a tumultuous year for Montgomery County police and Montgomery County crime news. Here are nine of the biggest stories of 2019. 1. The Police Chief Saga Chief Tom Manger announced his retirement in January after 15 years leading the county police force. Marcus Jones, who had held several top positions, said he wanted […]

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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 12, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Elrich Meets With ICE in Rockville

County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement late Wednesday night saying he had met with local Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials earlier that day. The meeting caps weeks of tension after Elrich signed an executive order July 22 spelling out how the county would and would not assist ICE. In the days after he signed […]

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August 19, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Political Group Urges Elrich, Council to Rescind ‘Sanctuary Policies’ in Light of Alleged Rape of 11-Year-Old

A Republican group wrote to County leaders today regarding the alleged rape of a young girl in Germantown by two illegal immigrants from El Salvador. The two men are being held at the Montgomery County Correctional Facility. County Executive Marc Elrich released a statement Wednesday, August 14 regarding the alleged rape that the county would […]

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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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July 23, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

UPDATE: ICE Disputes Hucker Story About Agents at Metro

Councilmember Tom Hucker related a story he heard of an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) action at the Silver Spring Metro station. He tweeted his own investigation from the day. At SS Metro. Spoke w @wmata station manager and platform personnel.None of them have seen or heard reports of ICE agents here. Nor has @mcpnews […]

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July 12, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Elrich, Navarro Release Joint Statement Addressing Impending ICE Raids

Less than 48 hours before ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) will reportedly raid homes of undocumented immigrants in 10 cities, Montgomery County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro released a joint statement Friday evening supporting the immigrant community. Montgomery County is a welcoming community that values the diversity of communities which are […]

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June 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Hogan Says He Will Not Deploy National Guard Resources to the Border

Governor Hogan announced on Twitter early Tuesday that he will not deploy any National Guard Resources to the border.  His response comes amid reports that children are being separated from their parents after being detained by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers. Hogan said he ordered four crew-members and helicopters to return to Maryland immediately […]

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June 1, 2017 | Staff Writer

Fake Fliers Warn of Penalties Supporting Illegal Immigration

Fake fliers meant to scare the residents are being distributed in and around the District of Columbia warning of penalties for supporting illegal immigration, Takoma Park police said in a statement released Thursday. These fliers carry the logos of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Both agencies deny issuing […]

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February 28, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

County Health Department to Assist Families Facing Deportation

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will provide support services to families who have a family member facing deportation, according to participants in a closed meeting Tuesday of county officials. Councilmember Nancy Navarro said the HHS presentation contained “well thought-out protocols,” which would include, for example, establishing shelters for children who may […]

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