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Robert Hurt votes for House immigration bill

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released a statement after voting in favor of the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act, H.R. 3009, which would prevent state and local governments from receiving federal grants if their laws, policies, or procedures inhibit the enforcement of immigration laws.


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Group: Republicans need bigger share of Latino vote to win in 2016

A political advocacy group said Friday that the Republican Party presidential nominee in 2016 will need the votes of 47 percent of Latinos nationally to win a majority of the popular vote.


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Bob Goodlatte: Sanctuary city policies endanger communities

“No.” Unfortunately, that is what many sanctuary cities have told the federal government regarding the enforcement of our immigration laws.


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Bob Goodlatte: Enforce the law

We are a nation of immigrants and our immigration system has contributed to the greatness of the United States. However, we are also a nation of laws. The Administration cannot disregard the rule of law. Our immigration laws must be enforced.


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Tuesday workshop for employers of immigrants in Harrisonburg

Virginia Organizing and NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center will host a workshop featuring a senior trial attorney from the Department of Justice, Office of Special Council for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices, Lisa Zamd, to provide information for employers on how to avoid discrimination in hiring practices.


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Herring advocates for targeted, compassionate immigration reforms

Attorney General Mark R. Herring is joining 14 other states and the District of Columbia today in filing an amicus brief advocating for recently announced federal immigration reforms that “will increase State tax revenue, enhance public safety, and help avoid tragic situations in which parents are deported away from their U.S. citizen children, who are left to rely on state services or extended family.”


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Governor McAuliffe statement on amicus brief filing on federal immigration reforms

Governor McAuliffe released the following statement in support of Virginia joining 14 states and the District of Columbia in filing an Amicus Brief in support of President Obama’s immigration actions.


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Immigration rights group comments on amicus brief

The Virginia Coalition for Immigrant Rights commented on the move by Attorney General Mark Herring, Congressmen Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly, and Don Beyer on signing an Amicus Brief supporting the Obama administration by requesting that the Texas 5th Circuit Court lift Judge Andrew Hanen’s preliminary injunction blocking the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the Deferred Action for Parental Accountability (DAPA).


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Virginia leaders support AG’s actions on immigration reform

Virginia business leaders, public safety officials, elected officials, and immigration advocates expressed support today for Attorney General Herring’s decision to support targeted, compassionate immigration reform that “will increase State tax revenue, enhance public safety, and help avoid tragic situations in which parents are deported away from their U.S. citizen children.”


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Bob Goodlatte: Enforcement comes first

There are many issues plaguing our nation’s immigration system, but the biggest problem is that immigration laws are not enforced.


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Randy Forbes: Executive orders and the rule of law

In order to work, a nation built on the rule of law requires interdependence. We call it separation of powers, but what that really means is that through a system of checks and balances, authority is shared between three branches to ensure the government itself is held accountable to the law.


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Bob Goodlatte: Standing strong for the Constitution

A decision made by a U.S. District Court in Texas just a few days ago has had a major impact on President Obama’s recent executive actions to unilaterally change our immigration laws.


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Tim Kaine expresses support for clean Homeland Security funding bill

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine joined his Democratic colleagues to advocate a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and block Republican attempts to play politics with the agency’s funding and risk a shutdown of the critical agency over disagreements with the President’s immigration actions.


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Robert Hurt votes to block funding for Obama executive order on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the House passage of H.R. 240, the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act.


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Randy Forbes: Reflections on what a Republican majority means for 2015

As we look to a new year and a new Congress, we have before us a unique opportunity with a Republican majority in both Houses.


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Bob Goodlatte: Stopping unconstitutional immigration actions

Congress has not yet agreed on how to reform the immigration system, but the president has decided to ignore the Constitution and alter the law without new statutes. This is a slap in the face of the American people, who voted on November 4th to change the way Washington operates.


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ACLU of Virginia applauds attorney general opinion on ICE detainer requests

Attorney General Mark Herring issued an opinion today concluding that Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainer requests seek voluntary action by sheriffs, corrections staff, and jail authorities, and, as such, cannot be used to deny someone their liberty.


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Virginia farmers to help shape national Farm Bureau policies

Virginia representatives will join more than 5,000 Farm Bureau members from across the nation in helping shape policies important to farmers and ranchers Jan. 11-14 at the 2015 American Farm Bureau Federation Annual Convention.


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Bob Goodlatte: Countering Senate inaction

Due to Senate inaction, Congress was forced at the last minute to take steps to fund the government through the current fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2015.


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Robert Hurt votes to prevent executive overreach on immigration

Congressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after voting in favor of H.R. 5759, the Preventing Executive Overreach on Immigration Act.


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Harrisonburg women in D.C. to stand for immigration reform

Harrisonburg Virginia Organizing leaders Maria Peña and Maria Del Carmen Valdez attended a media conference in Washington, D.C. today to discuss how she and her family will be directly affected by the administrative relief offered by President Barack Obama’s recent executive action on immigration.


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Farm Bureau sees no help for farmers in immigration initiative

The American Farm Bureau Federation, the nation’s largest farm organization, has voiced displeasure with President Obama’s immigration reform initiative.


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Randy Forbes: Response to the president on immigration

Last week, Americans watched as our President announced sweeping changes to our nation’s immigration system. The bottom line of his decision? Amnesty.


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Bob Goodlatte: Unconstitutional actions must be stopped

I will work with my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to stop the President’s unconstitutional actions from being implemented.


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Gov. Terry McAuliffe on President Obama immigration executive order

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement following President Obama’s executive actions on immigration.


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Sen. Mark Warner on Obama immigration announcement

U.S. Sen. Mark Warner released the following statement in support of the President’s immigration announcement.


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Tim Kaine on Obama immigration executive order

U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, released the following statement on President Obama’s immigration announcement tonight.


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Roundup of Republican responses to Obama immigration policy

Republican leaders are doing their best to sell the notion that President Obama has usurped the Constitution in his move to issue an executive order on immigration policy granting legal status to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.


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Transcript: Remarks from President Obama on immigration

My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations.


Inside the Newsroom: Legal dramas, immigration battle, and it’s co-o-o-ld outside!

Inside the Newsroom with host Crystal Graham and Augusta Free Press editor Chris Graham examines a slew of several ongoing legal and criminal cases, starting with the latest in the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby.


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Sens. Warner, Kaine sign onto legislation to create high-skill Korean visas

Today, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine signed onto bipartisan legislation to provide up to 15,000 visas annually for Koreans with specialized skills that are lacking in the U.S. labor market.


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Goodlatte: New Obama immigration policy is akin to border surge

A new Obama administration policy allowing lawful permanent residents to apply for in-country refugee processing amounts to a “government-sanctioned border surge,” in the words of Sixth District Congressman Bob Goodlatte.


Ken Plum: From polarization to compromise

The Senate is polarized between opposing points of view with a willingness to compromise being seen as a sign of weakness.


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ACLU applauds Chesterfield County decision to stop honoring warrantles ICE requests

Today, the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office became the first county in Virginia to make public that it has stopped honoring ICE detainer requests not accompanied by a warrant.


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Robert Hurt: A renewed opportunity to forge a brighter future

It is a great honor to represent Fifth District Virginians in Congress, and I am grateful for and humbled by the opportunity to continue serving you for the next two years.