Posts Tagged Immigration

What is 287(g)? And How Does it Impact the Immigration Debate?

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Should local law-enforcement agencies enforce federal immigration law? That’s a debate that’s currently playing out in jails across Virginia. Michael Pope has the story.

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Should Virginia Inquire About Immigration Status When Someone Reports a Crime?

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Should undocumented immigrants fear reporting crime? That’s an issue lawmakers in Richmond are debating. Michael Pope is at the Capitol with the latest.

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Estimating Immigration in Virginia

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Immigration policy has become one of the most hotly debated topics in Washington and in Richmond. But, as Michael Pope reports, some key details are missing.

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Saving the History and Heroes of Social Welfare

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Causes like the 40-hour work week, laws against child labor and winning the vote for women involved heroic fights. VCU Libraries and its partners are sharing images of social welfare heroes online.​ (Credit: American Labor Museum)

Every picture tells a story. That’s why Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries and partners from across the nation are creating the Image Portal, an online collection focused on social reform and social welfare — things like prohibition, women’s suffrage, civil rights and immigration. Sandy Hausman has details.

Click here to read more about the Social Welfare History Project

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Activists File Lawsuit Challenging Trump Immigration Changes

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Nurimaro Park, 26, is one of about 800,000 people who had benefited from an Obama-era program that extended protections to immigrants brought illegally to the U.S. as children. Michael Pope reports.

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Money Continues to Roll Into this Year’s Statewide Election

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Billionaire environmentalist Tom Steyer announces a new partnership with the Democratic National Committee and several immigrant rights groups at a press conference in Falls Church. (Credit: Michael Pope)

Election 2017 may end up being one of the most expensive races in Virginia history. This week, Democrats are receiving a major infusion of cash. Michael Pope has details.

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Should Undocumented Suspects Be Held Without a Warrant? Candidates for Governor Disagree

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Virginia may not have any local governments that are willing to defy federal immigration law. But that doesn’t necessarily mean the commonwealth doesn’t have any sanctuary cities, depending on how that term is defined. And, as Michael Pope reports, the debate has become a flashpoint in the race for governor.

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How Should Local and State Law Enforcement Deal With Federal Immigration Laws?

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ACLU of Virginia Executive Director Claire Gastanaga asked Governor Terry McAuliffe to veto bills dealing with immigration issues at a news conference earlier today. (Credit: Steve Helber /AP)

Should local and state law enforcement officials enforce federal immigration laws? That’s a debate that heating up in the final days of the General Assembly session in Richmond this week. Michael Pope has the latest.

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In Midst of National Immigration Debate, Virginia Republicans Take Aim at Sanctuary Cities

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If state Republicans have their way, sanctuary cities would have to pay for any property damage caused by undocumented immigrants. (Credit: Taber Andrew Bain / Creative Commons)

As the national conversation on immigration continues, Republicans in Virginia’s General Assembly are hoping to crack down on so called sanctuary cities. Michael Pope has the story.

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