As immigrant families were being split apart at the border just a few months ago, Montgomery County officials are now looking into ways to handle unaccompanied minors and new immigrant families.
County officials say they are starting to see another wave of refugees and migrants coming to the area, and they want to continue their history of being a welcoming community.
Members of the county council gathered to discuss how to better serve immigrants by coordinating services with outside organizations.
One of the focuses would be providing more legal services for some cases. Montgomery County Councilmember, Gabe Albornoz, said: “We will always be a welcoming community. We want to ensure that remains the case, and we have to also ensure that the systems are in place to be able to best serve these incredible families that have chosen Montgomery County as their home.”
Another area of focus would be education and enrollment trends for foreign-born students.