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Virginia Organizing says it plans to give Goodlatte a ‘backbone’

The Virginia Organizing Harrisonburg Chapter will gather at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Wednesday, July 30 to march to U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office in support of comprehensive immigration reform.


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Chris Graham: Immigrant invaders in Staunton

The Shenandoah Valley Juvenile Center is housing seven children from Central America have been placed at the center in the past month. Meaning the world, as we know it, is coming to an end.


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Bob Goodlatte: Protecting the balance of powers

The White House’s continued actions are in direct conflict with the carefully crafted balance of powers found in the United States Constitution, and the House of Representatives is preparing to take action to hold the Administration accountable and stop these abuses.


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Bob Marshall asks governor to recruit judges to help with border crisis

Bob Marshall, being Bob Marshall, wants Gov. Terry McAuliffe to use state resources to assist in the resolution to the border crisis.


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Bob Goodlatte: How Obama can stop the border crisis

Over the last several weeks, the surge of children, teenagers, and families – largely from Central America – attempting to enter the United States illegally has continued to grow. The failure of this Administration to enforce our immigration laws has lead to a disaster of President Obama’s own making.


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Virginia business leaders call for immigration reform

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Partnership for a New American Economy, American Farm Bureau Federation, Business Roundtable, AmericanHort, Western Growers, and the National Association of Manufacturers today urged Congress and the administration to work together to enact immigration reform during a Day of Action with events in Washington, DC and in more than 60 congressional districts across 25 states.


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President Obama on the latest jobs report

We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.


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Cities: Situation shows immigration reform needed now

The recent activity on the border only demonstrates the absolute necessity that Congress passes comprehensive immigration reform.


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Bob Goodlatte: Obama administration disaster at the border

There is a tsunami hitting our nation’s southern border. It’s been splashed all over the news – images of hundreds of teenagers and children cramped in holding centers in South Texas.


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Robert Hurt: Community pushes back against federal overreach

This past week, the people of Lawrenceville and Brunswick County endured a tumultuous encounter with the federal government.


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Virginia Organizing receives Bishop Leontine Kelly Social Justice Award

The Virginia Chapter of the Methodist Federation for Social Action awarded Virginia Organizing the Bishop Leontine Kelly Social Justice Award at the 232nd Session of the Virginia Annual Conference of The Methodist Church on Saturday, June 21.


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Robert Hurt on withdrawal of immigrant facility plans

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement following the news that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is withdrawing its plan to use the campus of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, VA as a detention center for juvenile illegal immigrants.


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Chris Graham: Eric Cantor lost to a sixteen

Think of Eric Cantor as a #1 seed, Dave Brat as a #16 seed, the primary as the opening game of an NCAA Tournament, and what that means in March.


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Virginia Organizing leaders arrested at Boehner’s office

Five Virginia Organizing leaders, including two State Governing Board members, were arrested at Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner’s office today while taking a stand in support of immigration reform.


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Poll: Cantor loss reflection of unpopular GOP leadership

A new Public Policy Polling survey conducted in the Seventh District Tuesday night finds that both House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the GOP House leadership are deeply unpopular in the district, even with Republican voters, and that likely led to his stunning loss in a Republican primary.