IMMIGRATION

Virginia Wesleyan and Marymount universities were the only Virginia schools to sign on to a legal brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to protect students covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy that President Donald Trump cancelled in 2017.“Virginia Wesleyan University is committed to inclusiveness and acceptance...
State regulators are seeking a cease-and-desist order against a Virginia-grown company that’s drawn nationwide scrutiny amid allegations it exploits immigrants by charging excessive fees to secure their release from detention centers.A filing Friday by the state Bureau of Insurance accuses Libre by Nexus, which was founded and operated out...
By Georgia Geen/Capital News Service When Eva Solano returned home after spending 28 days in immigration detention, she knew she wasn’t going to go back to her normal life and pretend nothing had happened. “I told my lawyer, ‘I need to do something,’” Solano said. “It’s not about me. I’m the...
By Jill Hanken  The American Dream has always promised immigrants a fair start: access to food, shelter and health care. It has promised access to opportunity. My grandparents, Russian immigrants who came to this country in the early 1900s, understood this. With little money or material goods, they came to the...
If Virginia offered undocumented immigrants driver's licenses, in-state tuition and state financial aid and subsidized health care, the state could reap economic and social benefits, a new report says.The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a progressive Washington D.C. think tank, recommended four policies to "welcome immigrants ... into...

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Sooner or later, this was bound to happen.When Virginia's own Ken Cuccinelli — the former attorney general famous for attempting to prosecute climate change research, covering up Virtus' bareness, suing to overturn Obamacare, defending anti-sodomy laws and other conservative windmill-tilting that even rolled the eyes of many a Republican...
On the day she was scheduled to be deported, Abbie Arevalo-Herrera took up residence at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Richmond, where congregants have agreed to shield her from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.Just over a year later, the 32-year-old Honduran woman who came to the U.S. seeking asylum...
WASHINGTON -- A $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern U.S. border is poised to be enacted after top U.S. House Democrats reluctantly helped pass a version of the legislation adopted by the U.S. Senate.The House vote on Thursday followed a week of tense negotiations over the aid...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday issued two of its most-anticipated rulings of this term, delaying the addition of a citizenship to the 2020 census and declaring that the courts can’t settle partisan gerrymandering disputes. In a complicated decision regarding the Trump administration’s plans to add a citizenship...
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved its own $4.6 billion humanitarian aid package for the southern border, setting up a clash with House lawmakers who passed a dramatically different version the night before. The Senate version passed on a vote of 84-8 with broad bipartisan support after the...