Howard County Council Candidates on Immigration
The Immigration Team sent immigration questionnaires to all candidates for the Howard County Council. Below are the responses we have received.
Liz Walsh (D)
Ms. Walsh has not replied to our questionnaire.
DEB JUNG (D)
Do you think all Howard County Departments should have a written, public policy on staff interactions with immigrants? If so, which languages would be your first priority for translating documents?
Yes, I strongly believe that the Howard County Government should have a language access policy that would require departments, programs, and offices providing direct public services to offer equal access to persons with limited English proficiency (LEP). Such a policy should use federal and state LEP guidelines as minimal baselines and could use the program currently in effect in Montgomery County as a workable framework for developing a policy here. Adequate resources also need to be allocated for this effort. As a local government, we need to do business with a mindset of inclusion and with a goal of reaching as many of our residents as possible…
LISA KIM (R)
After reviewing your website, it is clear you sent this to me by mistake. I do not meet your criteria for endorsement.
“Our mission is to cultivate and lift up a grassroots movement of local groups to defeat the Trump agenda, elect progressive leaders, and realize bold progressive policies.”
CHINA WILLIAMS (D)
I support Howard County Chief of Police policy to cooperate with ICE only in criminal matters.
David Yungmann (R)
Do you think all Howard County departments should have a written, public policy on staff interactions with immigrants?
Yes, the county should have written policies to guide staff interactions with all county citizens including immigrants.
If so, which languages would be your first priority for translating the documents?
None. They are policies to guide and instruct staff not the public.