VACOLAO’s 2019 Legislative Priorities – Results

ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS THAT WERE VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA RALPH NORTHAM Bill imposing restrictions on localities that welcome immigrants  VACOLAO opposed SB 1156 introduced by Senator Richard Black that sought to prohibit localities from adopting any ordinance, procedure, or policy that restricts the enforcement of federal immigration laws. This was an unnecessary message bill […]

VACOLAO’s Legislative Priorities – 2019 VA General Assembly

Tuesday February 5th was “crossover” day in the Virginia General Assembly when bills passed in the House of Delegates move to the Senate for  consideration and vice versa. Bills that did not pass either house are dead for the current session. Most of the bills that VACOLAO supports this year did not pass.  They were […]

Virginia General Assembly Session – 2019

VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY The General Assembly convenes on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 and will run until Saturday, February 23rd. VACOLAO’S PRIORITIES.   VACOLAO will be working with our members and partners to push for pro-immigrant bills such as driver privilege card legislation, in-state tuition for DACA students and others, protections against wage theft and other […]

Trump Regulation Would Rig the US Immigration System for the Wealthy

Trump Regulation Would Rig the US Immigration System for the Wealthy SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS FOLLOWING THIS LINK: The Trump Administration has proposed regulation that would dramatically broaden the “public charge” test that has been a part of federal immigration law for decades. These proposed changes would drastically reduce access to green cards and various types […]