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 […]

Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights Applauds Federal Immigration Legislation; Calls for Additional Reforms

For Immediate Release. April 17, 2013 Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights Applauds Federal Immigration Legislation; Calls for Additional Reforms “The bill, as we understand it, represents an important step toward immigration reform that benefits all Americans,” said Jay Brown, the Director of the Office of Justice & Peace for the Catholic Diocese of Richmond. “We must […]

Virginia Mulls In-State Tuition for Undocumented Immigrants

Aranda-Yanoc said the bills under consideration could help thousands of students in the state. About 38,000 young immigrants in Virginia might be eligible for deferred action, officials estimate. Allowing such students to pay in-state college tuition in Virginia would have little if any financial impact on the commonwealth, according to an analysis of the legislation […]