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What is ACPS Doing To Support Our Immigrant Students?

February 21, 2017

ACPS Press Release

Our role at ACPS is to keep our students safe and able to learn at all times. In light of recent discussions around immigration, ACPS has been taking actions to make sure that these values are upheld, in line with our policies on harassment, bullying, inclusiveness and equity.

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DUI Incidents Decrease In Greater Washington

February 21, 2017

The number of drunk driving deaths, injuries, crashes and arrests all decreased in the Washington-metropolitan area in 2015 according to a report released today by the nonprofit Washington Regional Alcohol Program

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Police Seek Public’s Assistance Locating Homicide Suspect

February 19, 2017

The Arlington County Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Jason Allen Johnson, 37, of Washington, DC. Johnson is wanted for Murder for his role in the early morning homicide in the Williamsburg neighborhood. Johnson is described as a black male, approximately 5’5” and weighing 145 pounds. He was last known to be heading towards Maryland.

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Burke Man Sentenced For Attempting To Provide Material Support To ISIL

February 17, 2017

Haris Qamar, 26, of Burke, VA, was sentenced today to 8 1/2 years in prison for attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. Qamar was also sentenced to 20 years of supervised release to be completed after he is released from prison.

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Kaine Calls For Answers About ICE Raid Near Church

February 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter today requesting that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials provide details on the operation that may have targeted a church shelter in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, which reports indicate led to the arrest of six Latino men.

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Region’s Congressional Delegation Introduces Joint Resolution To Establish Washington Metrorail Safety Commission

February 17, 2017

The National Capital Region Congressional delegation yesterday introduced a joint resolution to establish the Washington Metrorail Safety Commission. Once Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia take action on this legislation, the Congressional resolution serves as the final piece of creating the Commission.

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Northern Virginia Community College Students Visit U.S. Capitol For Private Viewing Of Film, Hidden Figures

February 17, 2017

Northern Virginia Community College student mentoring and leadership programs, Women in Search of Excellence and MAN UP attended a private screening of the film, Hidden Figures on Feb. 15, hosted by United States Senators Mark Warner, Tim Kaine, Sherrod Brown and Representative Bobby Scott at the United States Capitol.

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Warner Demands Answers From DHS On Immigration Enforcement Activity In Virginia

February 17, 2017

U.S. Senator Mark R. Warner (D-VA) yesterday sent a letter to the head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) demanding answers on reported enforcement actions in Virginia in recent days as a result of President Trump’s Jan. 25, 2017 executive order.

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Jury Convicts Woman Of Freddie Mac And Veterans Affairs ID Theft

February 17, 2017

Allise Jones, 29, of Lanham, Maryland, was convicted today by a federal jury on charges of conspiracy to commit identity theft, conspiracy to commit access device fraud, two counts of access device fraud, and two counts of aggravated identity theft.

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Governor McAuliffe Requests Briefing From DHS And ICE Regarding Immigration Enforcement Activity In Virginia

February 16, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe sent a letter today to Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly requesting information regarding Department of Homeland Security and Immigration and Customs Enforcement activities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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