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Immigrants Play Key Role in Virginia’s Economy

Immigrants Play Key Role in Virginia’s Economy

Recent state-level immigration battles are often characterized by a great deal of negative attention and not enough positive information about immigrants living in those states.  Unfounded claims about the costs of immigration overlook the benefits and contributions immigrants make to American communities.  Fortunately, some organizations are dedicated to pushing back on the negativity and publishing […]

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More States Introduce Costly Immigration Enforcement Bills in 2012

More States Introduce Costly Immigration Enforcement Bills in 2012

Despite the devastating consequences of state immigration laws in Alabama and Arizona, legislators in other states have introduced similar enforcement bills this year. Legislators in Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Virginia introduced an array of costly immigration enforcement bills in their 2012 legislative sessions—some which are modeled on Arizona’s SB 1070. While study after study continues […]

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Heads Up, Virginia, Anti-Immigrant Agenda Could Be 2012 Legislative Focal Point

Heads Up, Virginia, Anti-Immigrant Agenda Could Be 2012 Legislative Focal Point

BY CLAIRE GUTHRIE GASTAÑAGA The Virginia General Assembly that convenes in January 2012 will be much changed from the one that it replaces.  Effective control of Virginia’s government—a Governor, House of Delegates and Senate— is now in the hands of legislators who have consistently sought to lead Virginia in the direction of states like Arizona […]

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