Tag: undocumented immigrants

Senate committee blocks driver’s licenses for tax-paying immigrants

Senator Scott Surovell’s SB390 would have enabled the DMV to grant temporary driver’s licenses to undocumented immigrants who pay Virginia income taxes.


Undocumented immigrants arrested in Waynesboro on weapons charges

The Waynesboro Police Department arrested three undocumented immigrants from Mexico Friday afternoon when they were stopped on a traffic stop with a semi-automatic handgun among them.


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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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Sen. Mark Warner on Obama immigration announcement

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


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.


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.


Tea Party, conservative leaders call for immigration reform

On a call moderated by Grover Norquist, President of Americans for Tax Reform, Tea Party Express Co-Founder Sal Russo announced his support for fixing the broken immigration system by passing substantive immigration reform legislation this year.


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Community solidarity with immigrant families at Tuesday rally in Dayton

On Tuesday, Virginia Organizing and other community leaders will gather to show solidarity with undocumented immigrants across the U.S. and raise awareness on immigration reform. A comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship bill was passed by the U.S. Senate in June and has not yet been heard by the House.