Hundreds of immigrants have been swept out of the United States in recent days, a blow to groups that had been counting on President Biden and Vice President Harris, the daughter of immigrants and the first Black vice president, to halt deportations and overturn the Trump administration’s hard-line immigration policies.
Yet nearly a year into this crisis, frontline workers remain under protected and undercompensated -- especially the estimated more than 5 million undocumented workers in essential industries who have endured an additional fear: the possibility of deportation.
The actions, aimed at undoing the Trump immigration legacy, largely call for reviews, planning and recommendations — not necessarily new policies to implement.
Undocumented immigrants in Virginia could soon be guaranteed in-state financial aid on top of in-state tuition.
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U.S. immigration authorities on Friday [January 22, 2021] began implementing a 100-day moratorium on deportations of certain immigrants already in the country as part of a major shift in immigration…
The bill, known as the US Citizenship Act of 2021 and outlined in a four-page summary shared with reporters, would represent the most sweeping immigration reform package passed since 1986.
The driver privilege card creates a driving credential for individuals who are non-U.S. citizens and cannot meet Virginia’s legal presence requirements, making them ineligible to receive a standard driver’s license…
Since 2014, the University of Virginia has admitted in-state students who were brought into the U.S. illegally as children. Those students previously have been required to pay the full cost of tuition out-of-pocket. Beginning this fall, according to a UVa website, in-state undergraduate students with DACA status will be eligible for financial aid. The money will come from private funding, according to university spokesman Wes Hester.
Fairfax County based migrant rights organizations have kicked off the #CheckYourComplicity campaign.