County Executive Cassilly vows to block efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County

BEL AIR, MD—County Executive Bob Cassilly this week issued the following statement on possible efforts to relocate undocumented immigrants to Harford County. “My office received an unsolicited letter on Monday from an unknown organization indicating that they were working to bring up to 105 families of undocumented immigrants from New York City to the Holiday Inn in Belcamp. A letter […]

Olszewski issues executive order to establish New Americans Task Force to build relationships with immigrant community

TOWSON, MD—In acknowledgement of the growing number of residents who are immigrants and their substantial contributions to Baltimore County, County Executive Johnny Olszewski this week issued an executive order establishing a New Americans Task Force. The new Task Force will guide County government as it seeks to build and maintain positive relationships with members of the immigrant community, and share […]

NOW YOU KNOW: End-of-session review part II

The following is an op-ed piece from Delegates Kathy Szeliga and Ryan Nawrocki. Welcome back to the 2023 End of Session Review, a continuation of last week’s article! This article outlines additional measures that took place during the Annapolis legislative session – some good and others not so much. In March, Governor Moore announced that Maryland would move to electric […]

Olszewski releases $4.9 billion FY 2024 budget for Baltimore County [VIDEO]

UPDATE 2: The Baltimore County Council has approved the FY2024 budget. UPDATE: Baltimore County Board of Education Chair Jane Lichter and Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams have released in response to the proposed budget. Original story below… TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Thursday submitted a $4.9 billion budget proposal for Fiscal Year 2024 that […]

Governor Moore proclaims March as Irish American Heritage Month in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has proclaimed the month of March 2023 as Irish American Heritage Month in Maryland. The proclamation recognizes the millions of Irish who immigrated to the United States and their role in making both our country and our state a place of hope and opportunity. “The history of the Irish in America reflects a very American story […]

Baltimore County named recipient of 2023 Gateways for Growth award

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has been named one of the recipients of the 2023 Gateways for Growth award. The Gateways for Growth Challenge is a competitive opportunity for localities to receive research support and technical assistance from the American Immigration Council and Welcoming America to improve immigrant inclusion in their communities. “Baltimore County’s diversity is its strength, and our goal is […]

Governor Hogan announces 211 Maryland campaign to expand multilingual access to services

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced a new partnership between the Office of Immigrant Affairs and 211 Maryland to expand multilingual access to services and support, including reporting hate crimes and finding resources for victims. “This new partnership with 211 Maryland is an important collaboration to overcome language barriers in serving everyone who calls Maryland home and who works […]

Olszewski appoints Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski on Monday announced that Giuliana Valencia-Banks will serve as Baltimore County’s first Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator and Joel Beller will serve as Acting Director of Government Affairs. As the Immigrant Affairs Outreach Coordinator – a newly created position – Valencia-Banks will be a part of Baltimore County’s Office of Community and Engagement and will […]