Immigration

Ted S. Warren / AP

Earlier this month, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 82 people in northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. over a five-day period, and the agency appears to be pushing for more assistance from local police and sheriffs.  The American Civil Liberties Union is pushing back – insisting cities and counties have no right or obligation to help.

ICE

The Trump Administration has vowed to send immigrants without documents back to their own countries – especially those with a criminal record, but it’s clear some of those arrested here in Virginia were guilty of minor offenses, and whole families are suffering as Sandy Hausman reports.

 

 

State education officials are making it clear that Virginia’s public schools are safe places for undocumented students. In a memo to local superintendents Wednesday, the Virginia Department of Education issued guidance on what to do if federal immigration authorities come knocking.

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.

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

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