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Montgomery County expecting hundreds of unaccompanied minors

Plus: Addressing a new wave of anti-Asian hate in Maryland; State cracking down on unemployment for those offered jobs back

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Montgomery County expecting hundreds of unaccompanied minors

The number of unaccompanied children arriving at and crossing over the United States’ southern border is at a 20-year high, and local leaders and officials are planning for some to resettle in Montgomery County over the next several months.

The county has already taken in over 100 unaccompanied minors from the southern border in 2021, and leaders are planning for hundreds more this year. [WDVM]

Addressing a new wave of anti-Asian hate in Maryland

Corinna Shen, an Asian American and Pacific Islander community leader in Rockville, is unsure how many times her home has been vandalized since it was first targeted in 2016.

Hate crimes targeting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Maryland have more than doubled since 2018, according to the governor’s office. [Capital News Service]

State cracking down on unemployment for those offered jobs back

Maryland appears to be cracking down on those who are being offered back the job they lost in the pandemic but are now refusing to return to, preferring to accept unemployment insurance benefits instead. [Fox 5]

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