Virginia Activities For Immigration Reform and General Assembly

Dear all,

VACOLAO would like to congratulate its long standing partner, the Legal Aid Justice Center, for several events they organized last week. Hundreds of people filled theaters in Fairfax, Richmond and Charlottesville to watch a powerful film, The Dream is Now, and become energized as we collectively push for immigration reform and in support of the rights of all of Virginia’s residents.

Secondly, we would like to share information on upcoming events statewide where you can get involved on a host of issues concerning immigrants including immigration reform, in-state tuition (known as the DREAM Act of Virginia) immigrants access to drivers licenses, and ways to combat “notario fraud” in Virginia. Please see the relevant information below.

WHAT: Community Forum, Arlington VA,
WHEN: Friday, November 1st at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Buckingham, Arlington VA
Sponsored by: VACOLAO, Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program

WHAT:  Community Meeting
WHEN: October, 30th, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.
WHERE: Potomac Community Library 2201 Opitz Boulevard, Woodbridge, VA 22191-3309
Organized by Dreamer Families in Action and VACOLAO

WHAT: Community Forum in Annandale, VA
WHEN: November, Tuesday 12th at 6:30 p.m.   
Organized by Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program and TUAVA

WHAT: Rally at Eric Cantor’s office – The time is now for Immigration Reform
Virginia’s own Rep. Eric Cantor is a national political leader, and he must take responsibility for making immigration reform a reality. We are waiting for him and his allies in Congress to make our country safe for all of our families and create a pathway to citizenship for hardworking Immigrant families.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 13th at 4:00 (Please arrive at 3:30 p.m.)
WHERE: Corner of W. Broad and Dominion Blvd, Glen Allen, Virginia
Organized by: Members of Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights (VACIR)
For more information, please contact: Rishi Rawatramani

WHAT: Community Forum on Immigration Reform and others
WHEN: Saturday, November 16th from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
WHERE: 691 Courthouse Road, Stafford, 22554
Organized by: Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program, VACOLAO and Dreamer Families in Action.

WHAT: The Walk (La caminata): Crossing the bridge for Immigration Reform. From Virginia to DC Capitol. Members of community based organizations, faith community, unions, DREAMers, and many other groups will walk to the Capitol to ask congress to pass immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship. Thousands of letters will be delivered to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor. Please sign your petition HERE.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 20th  at 9:00 a.m.

Details are coming soon. If you would like to sponsor this event, please send us an e-mail at

Edgar Aranda-Yanoc
Organizing Coordinator, Legal Aid Justice Center’s Immigrant Advocacy Program
Chair, Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO)
6400 Arlington Boulevard, suite 600
Falls Church, VA 22042
Telephone 703-778-3450
Fax 703-778-3454

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