RECORDED: Virginia Statewide Conference Call to address Senate Immigration Reform Bill as well as the future for reform in the House of Representatives

To hear the recorded audio, please click (This recorded audio has expired) In a historic vote 68 to 32, the Senate passed the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (S. 744). Virginia Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine both voted for S. 744 and we thank them for their support. Now the push […]


Dear All, The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR) is organizing public participation at an upcoming Town Hall Meeting with Congressman Bob Goodlatte.  As you know, last Thursday, the Senate passed immigration reform bill S744 ( Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013) with broad bipartisan support marking a huge first step towards […]

Kaine, Warner praise immigration bill, Goodlatte raises concerns

BY MARKUS SCHMIDT Richmond Times-Dispatch Richmond Times-Dispatch Edgar Aranda-Yanoc, chairman of the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations, said that his group supports the Senate bill but asks for further reforms. “The current language of the bill contains provisions requiring over-the-top border enforcement, harsh deportation measures that will continue to destroy families, and a mandate that […]

Senador Kaine da discurso en español en el senado

“Fue un dia muy importante en el senado y muy importante para la historia de Virginia. Nuestro senador, que fue nuestro gobernador, que dio la importancia a la comunidad inmigrante, particularmente a la latina”, dijo Leni Gonzales, de VACOLAO Como nos cuenta el senador Kaine, el voto de hoy es solo el primer paso en […]