sanctuary city

Hyattsville makes ‘sanctuary city’ status official

April 18, 2017

BY KRISSI HUMBARD — “I am happy! I am happy!” cried Candida Garcia. Chants and cheers filled the council chambers after the Hyattsville City Council cast its final vote in favor of the “sanctuary city” ordinance. The ordinance passed 8-2, with councilmembers Paula Perry (Ward 4) and Ruth [read more]

Council votes to make Hyattsville a ‘sanctuary city’

April 6, 2017

BY BEN SIMASEK — The city council voted Monday night to make Hyattsville a “sanctuary city,” declaring that the city’s police force and staff will not intervene in federal immigration matters. Councilmembers voted 8-2 in favor in the first vote on the ordinance, to formally introduce [read more]

PHOTOS: Rally to support ‘sanctuary city’ ordinance

March 8, 2017

BY ALLAN WALTERS — Prior to the public hearing on March 1, a rally promoting “sanctuary city” status for Hyattsville kicked off at Robert J. King Memorial Park on Gallatin Street. The rally, organized by the local chapter of Not On Our Watch, attracted approximately 60 supporters. [read more]

My Two Cents: Is being a sanctuary city good for Hyattsville?

February 23, 2017

BY HUGH TURLEY — A recent opinion column in the January 2017 Hyattsville Life & Times stated that City Councilmember Patrick Paschall would introduce a bill “to make Hyattsville a sanctuary city — a place where police don’t ask about immigration status and where the city won’t [read more]