Tuesday, November 25, 2008

A Pleasant Surprise: Virginia Commission on Immigration Recommendations May Aid, Not Punish, Immigrants

Over the last few years, parts of Virginia have been know for taking a tough line on immigration.  Things may be changing.  The Washington Post reports that:

"Virginia, known for some of the nation's toughest policies on illegal immigration, appears to be abandoning its hard-line approach as state officials consider proposals to help foreign-born residents assimilate, including increasing the number of English classes.

In the coming weeks, the Virginia Commission on Immigration will send Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) two dozen recommendations, most of which would help immigrants instead of penalizing them."

KJ

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