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 […]

Updates from VA General Assembly and other important events

Updates from VA General Assembly, VA Immigrant Advocacy Day (snow day make-up)  In-state tuition for DACA Holders (VA Dream Act) Senate Committee on Education and Health Hearing: On Thursday the 23rd, SB249 (McEachin) was defeated on a party line vote – (YEAS (6) —Saslaw (D), Lucas (D) , Howell (D), Locke (D) , Barker (D), […]

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 […]

Winter Weather Info For the 2014 Immigrant Advocacy Day

Dear Advocacy Day participants, As you know, a snow storm is heading for Virginia tomorrow. We are watching the weather reports and have decided that although our event will take place tomorrow as scheduled, we will no longer be providing a bus leaving from Arlington. We apologize for the inconvenience.  For those able to make it to Richmond tomorrow, we will […]