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We need comprehensive immigration reform. But the change we need won’t happen without support from the White House and Congressional leadership, communities of immigrants, advocates, faith, business and labor and activists.

Our vision of reform includes immigrants and native-born U.S. citizens working shoulder to shoulder to achieve better wages, working conditions, and labor protections—making sure everyone is playing by the same set of rules so that it is harder for unscrupulous employers to cheat immigrants, thus making it more difficult for any workers to be cheated. We need to build faith in our immigration system so that people respect the process and the process respects them. That’s our vision for a stronger America.

As the Administration and Congress prepare to begin debating immigration reform, we urge that the following principles guide our policymakers:
• Immigration reform must promote economic opportunity.
• Immigration reform must be comprehensive.
• Long-term reform requires long-term solutions.

Pass a Clean Dream Act!

Pass a Clean Dream Act!

Richmond, Va. — Virginia Organizing released a statement today from Chairperson Ladelle McWhorter about the latest attempts to sabotage the Dream Act by the White House: “Virginia ...

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Eric Olson-Getty: September/October 2017 Leader of the Month

Eric Olson-Getty: September/October 2017 Leader of the Month

Eric Olson-Getty came to Virginia from North Carolina in 2014. He moved for a new church—his wife is a pastor of a Mennonite congregation—but got to Harrisonburg looking for a new ...

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Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

Powerful Experience at Grassroots Gathering 2017

We had a full house at this year's Grassroots Gathering. Leaders and supporters from all parts of Virginia came together to make change for the better in our state. Members of aff ...

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Virginia Organizing to Join “DEFEND DACA/PROTECT TPS” Week of Action Against the Repeal of Immigration Programs

Virginia Organizing to Join “DEFEND DACA/PROTECT TPS” Week of Action Against the Repeal of Immigration Programs

What: Public demonstration in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) Immigration Programs. When: Wednesday, August 30 at 6 p ...

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2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

2017 Mid-Year Report Now Online!

Click here for a downloadable PDF version of our mid-year report to see more photos and accomplishments!   Virginia Organizing could not do our work without your support, and ...

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Protests Against Pending Deportation in Harrisonburg

Protests Against Pending Deportation in Harrisonburg

Published by WMRA. On Monday more than 75 people in Harrisonburg rallied outside the Department of Homeland Security office on Neff Avenue against a pending deportation. WMRA’s Ch ...

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Block Party Celebrates Community in the Face of Indignity

Block Party Celebrates Community in the Face of Indignity

What: Block Party for Dignity, a celebration of the power of community and solidarity in the aftermath of three recent incidents involving Immigration and Customs Enforcement, loc ...

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Press Conference at Local Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office for the Deportation of Local Harrisonburg

Press Conference at Local Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office for the Deportation of Local Harrisonburg

What: Media conference on deportation case over a piece of firewood When: Monday, May 15, 2017 — 3:30 p.m. Where: Immigration and Customs Enforcement Office, 263 Neff Ave., Harris ...

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Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Grassroots Gathering Registration Open!

Click here to register for the Grassroots Gathering. Health care. Immigrant rights. Disrupting the school-to-prison pipeline. These are only a few of the issues Virginia Organizin ...

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