Hyattsville’s sanctuary city status could have immediate impact on Latino community

By Joe Catapano An 8-2 vote established Hyattsville, Maryland, as the second sanctuary city in the state April 17 — a decision that could bring immediate changes to the Latino community and its participation in local activities. The legislation prohibits local police from inquiring  about a person’s immigration status, reporting a person’s status to federal authorities or using federal databases to determine whether a person … Continue reading Hyattsville’s sanctuary city status could have immediate impact on Latino community

Beltway Profile: Hyattsville City Councilmember Paula Perry

By Danielle Kiefer As someone who has lived in Hyattsville for over 40 years, councilmember Paula Perry has seen the city change over the years, both for better and worse. Both of Perry’s parents were raised in or near Hyattsville, so she has been around the city her whole life, raising two children here and now helping to take care of her grandchildren. After joining … Continue reading Beltway Profile: Hyattsville City Councilmember Paula Perry

After City Council vote, Hyattsvile becomes sanctuary city

By James Mahoney. Hyattsville is now a “sanctuary city,” following an 8-2 vote by its City Council Monday night. Monday’s vote was the final step in confirming a preliminary vote from the beginning of the month, which also passed by the same margin. The strategic goal of the ordinance, according to the Hyattsville City Council Agenda Item Report, is to “strengthen the city’s identity as … Continue reading After City Council vote, Hyattsvile becomes sanctuary city

Hyattsville City Council to vote tonight on sanctuary city status

By Carly Haynes and James Mahoney. Just a few miles down the road from the White House, the Hyattsville City Council has preliminarily chosen to declare itself a “sanctuary city” in an 8-2 vote. The measure proposes that local law enforcement will not ask about an individual’s citizenship, and will still provide protections to illegal immigrants without evading federal law. This vote follows President Donald … Continue reading Hyattsville City Council to vote tonight on sanctuary city status

Proposed legislation would strike down minimum wage laws in Maryland

A Prince George’s County delegate has proposed legislation that would prevent counties and municipalities from enacting their own minimum wage. Del. Dereck Davis (D-Prince George’s County) sponsored the bill, along with two delegates from Charles County, which would prevent localities from raising their minimum wage above the state standard, which is $8.75. The legislation would also prohibit municipalities from enacting certain other employee protections and … Continue reading Proposed legislation would strike down minimum wage laws in Maryland