VACOLAO’s 2014 LEGISLATIVE AGENDA DEBRIEFING

Dear All, Success! We all celebrated a huge win this week when Virginia’s Attorney General Mark Herring announced on Tuesday that DACA holders were eligible under Virginia law to apply for in-state tuition to study at Virginia’s excellent public colleges and universities. VACOLAO thanks everyone for all their hard work in helping to make this […]

¿Licencias de manejo para indocumentados en Virginia? (El Tiempo Latino)

De otro lado, activistas pro inmigrantes que han trabajado por años en Virginia temen crear expectativas falsas en la población indocumentada en cuanto a las licencias, pero aseguraron que están avanzando en el tema. “Es importante informar a nuestra comunidad que por ahora no existe el apoyo necesario de los legisladores en la Asamblea General […]

ACTION ALERT: HB747 (In-state tuition for DACA Holders)

ACTION ALERT:  HB747 (In-state tuition for DACA Holders) Yesterday, despite a packed room and unanimous support for the in-state tuition bills for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Holders,  by constituents present including representatives from universities from across the state, the House Education Subcommittee did not vote on any of the three bills and referred […]

2014 Virginia Immigrant Advocacy Day

On Tuesday, January 21st, despite dire weather reports of heavy snow and fierce winds, several hearty soles braved the elements to attend VACOLAO’s Immigrant Advocacy Day and meet with our elected state representatives to advocate for several bills that favor the rights of immigrants residing in the Commonwealth. VACOLAO is planning a second advocacy day […]