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New data shows economic impact of immigrant population

New research has been released on the contributions of immigrants in Virginia’s Sixth Congressional District.


Report: About a third of Virginia farm workers are immigrants

New data emphasizes the contributions of immigrants to Virginia agriculture and the need for immigration reform.

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AG Herring argues against Trump immigration ban

AG Mark Herring made the nation’s first arguments in court on why President Donald Trump’s immigration ban should be stopped.

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Sen. Warner’s opposition to AG nominee Jeff Sessions moves to Senate floor

Sen. Mark Warner spoke out today against the nomination of Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions to be the next Attorney General.


16 state AGs file amicus brief in suit against Trump immigration ban

AG Mark Herring is joining in an amicus brief in support of the federal lawsuit against the Trump immigration ban.


Trump administration to identify affected Virginia residents

A federal judge has ordered the Trump administration to provide Virginia with a list of all impacted by the executive order on immigration.

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Virginia brings action against Trump executive order on immigration

Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Trump for his executive order on immigration.

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Herring formally requests info on detentions in Virginia under Trump order

AG Mark Herring has formally requested additional information on detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s executive order.

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AG Mark Herring on Trump refugee executive order

Attorney General Mark Herring issued the following statement on President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration.


Viewpoints: Father Daniel Robayo talks immigrant rights in Valley

Father Daniel Robayo, pastor of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Harrisonburg, talks about local efforts to advocate for immigrants’ rights.

Connolly to meet with Virginia immigrants as part of DAPA Dinners campaign

Congressman Gerry Connolly will discuss the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program Friday.

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Bob Goodlatte: The real costs of illegal immigration

The real costs of illegal immigration are something no family should be forced to pay.


Forbes, Gosar introduce legislation to block amnesty

Congressmen Randy Forbes (VA-04) and Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04) released the following statements after introducing H.R. 4856,


Open Borders Day 2016

Each year, March 16 marks an important date for those who cherish peace and harmony between human beings: Open Borders Day.


Obama must close E-ZPass lane for Cuban immigration

While politicians rancorously debate Syrian refugees and undocumented Mexican immigrants, a far more questionable immigration issue needs addressing: Cuba.


Warner, Kaine join Supreme Court immigration amicus brief

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined an amicus brief to the Supreme Court in support of the President’s November 2014 executive actions on immigration.

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Senate committee revives, advances controversial immigration enforcement bill

An undocketed bill that had been heard and passed by indefinitely at a previous Senate committee meeting was revived and ultimately reported on a straight party line vote.

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Harry Griego: Comments on Pope’s statements on immigration

As a Catholic, I have several concerns about the Holy Father’s criticism of the United States immigration policy.

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Bernie Sanders statement on Supreme Court immigration case

Sen. Bernie Sanders issued a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to review a legal challenge to President Obama’s immigration overhaul.

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People who go for the Trump Hate Your Neighbor posture

Anyone who cares about the question “What would Jesus do?” should recognize the hostile stance being rewarded by Donald Trump’s supporters as un-Christian.

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Robert Hurt votes for visa restrictions

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Visa Waiver Program Improvement Act


Warner, Kaine file amicus brief in immigration Supreme Court case

Sens. Mark Warner and Tim Kaine joined in filing an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in support of the President’s 2014 executive actions on immigration.

America, the Glutiful

It’s not about what we’re telling the world when we react to terrorism by pushing yet again to close our borders to people fleeing a civil war.

Harrisonburg immigration demonstration Friday

Virginia Organizing will hold a demonstration at U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte’s Harrisonburg office on Friday at 3 p.m. to stand in support of President Barack Obama’s executive order that created Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) to provide relief for parents of U.S.-born children and expanded the popular Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

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Bob Goodlatte: A victory for the Constitution and the American People

Put down the pen and phone, Mr. President. That was the message from a federal appeals court just a few days ago. In a victory for the Constitution and the American people, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction preventing President Obama’s executive amnesty on immigration from being implemented.