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Today's Radio America Show will Discuss Impact of Recent Legal Action for Temporary Protected Status

For Immediate Release: Friday, August 11, 2017

Impact of Recent Legal Action for Individuals with Temporary Protected Status to be Featured Topic on Council’s Radio America show

At 2:30 p.m. TODAY, Friday, August 11 on

WACA 1540 AM,

‘En Sintonía con el Concejo del Conado de Montgomery’ will have experts talking about it


ROCKVILLE, Md., August 11, 2017—Many immigrants in the Washington metropolitan area have questions about the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth District ruling that significantly extends Temporary Protected Status (TPS) eligibility.  Issues surrounding TPS will be discussed by immigration attorney Dagoberto Rodríguez and CASA legal expert George Escobar TODAY at 2:30 p.m. on En Sintonía con el Concejo del Condado de Montgomery (Tuned In with the Montgomery County Council).

The U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of allowing certain immigrants covered by TPS to become permanent legal residents. There is significant confusion among individuals about what this court ruling truly means, since there have also been rumors about the cancellation of this migratory benefit.

This edition of En Sintonía con el Concejo del Conado de Montgomery will discuss this recent legal action and what it means for the immigrant community including who can qualify for TPS and what would happen if TPS beneficiaries decide to move to those states that offer them permanent residency.

The Montgomery County Council and Radio America have entered a partnership that provides the Latino community with key information on issues and programs. The partnership also provides a forum for residents to express views and ask questions. The partnership includes the weekly one- hour show each Friday on the Washington metropolitan area’s most popular Spanish language station. Lilian Mass is the show’s host.

Each week, the show features guests talking about important issues before the Council and provides information about programs offered by the County to help residents.

In addition to the radio broadcast, the show can be heard via the Internet at: .

Video links with a summary of the show are available each week at the County Council's newly-redesigned, mobile friendly web site at: .

The program also can be viewed on Facebook Live




Release ID: 17-250
Media Contact: Sonya Healy 2407777926