VACOLAO Clipping Service
A daily clipping service on legal issues relating to the Virginia Latino population is provided by the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations (VACOLAO), an alliance among organizations in Virginia that serve or support the interests of the Latino/Hispanic community to empower the community and secure equal treatment, equal opportunity, and equal representation for Latinos/Hispanics. Location: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/VACOLAO
Monitoring Legislation in the Virginia General Assembly that Will Affect Virginia’s Immigrant Population
This is a database of bills which are tracked by VACOLAO during the Virginia General Assembly (Jan-March) each year.
2011 End of Session Report: Legislation of Interest to the Immigrant Community (March 2011)
This CG2 Consulting report summarizes positive and negative legislation addressed by the 2011 General Assembly which adjourned in March for 2011.
2010 End of Session Report re: Issues of Interest to Immigrants (March 2010)
The CG2 Consulting Group report summarizes positive and negative legislation addressed by the General Assembly which adjourned in March for 2010. http://www.cj-network.org/cjimmrights/docs_2010/RptCG2Immigrants.doc
Immigration Advocates Network
The Immigration Advocates Network (IAN) is a collaborative effort of leading national immigration advocacy organizations designed to increase access to justice for low-income immigrants. They provide online resources, trainings, news, and other tools for legal, non profit, and community agencies serving immigrant populations.
We Can Stop the Hate
The National Council of La Raza (NCLR) launched this campaign to address the surge of hate and violence in the immigration debate. Extremists are defining the issue of immigration—and the portrayal of Hispanic Americans—at every level. The time has come to take hate out of the debate. Immigration is a serious issue requiring a reasoned and thoughtful discussion.
A new website providing summaries of arguments related to a range of issues raised in the debates about legal and illegal immigration. One comment about the site is: “Not exhaustive but a handy source for quick access to some helpful material.”
National Conference of State Legislatures
Compiles information on immigration policy proposals.
National Immigration Law Center
News, laws and other resources.
National Council of La Raza
Web site for the largest national Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization in the U.S.
Immigration news and resources page.
De-Romanticizing Our Immigrant Past: Why Claiming “My Family Came Legally” Is Often a Myth (November 25, 2008)
A fact sheet on how the definition of who came to the country “legally” and “illegally” has changed with the evolution of immigration laws.