Immigrants in Frederick County have been fighting for their rights for years. We’ve seen some great victories this year. Immigrants have won in the courts and in local policy that helps the community, despite the odds. In this episode, we talked to Sara Movahed, ACLU of Maryland board member and founding partner at Movahed & Fisher Law, LLC, and Brian Whittaker of Nixon Peabody LLP, who represented Sara Medrano and the RISE Coalition in their successful legal challenge to racial profiling by local police deputized to act as ICE agents. We also hear the words of Sara Medrano and Flor Garay of the RISE Coalition of Western Maryland about being able to fully participate in society regardless of citizenship or legal status without discrimination.

Produced and hosted by: Amber Taylor, Digital Communications Strategist, ACLU of Maryland
Edited by: Matthew Gannon, Multimedia Production Intern, ACLU of Maryland

This podcast was recorded on Piscataway land.


Thinking Freely, ACLU of Maryland's monthly podcast, informs Marylanders about what's happening politically – from the courts to the streets – so they can get involved and realize a more equitable Maryland for all. 

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