A major success in the struggle to stop anti-immigrant bills in the General Assembly.
SB 789- which required E-verify, through the Department of Homeland Security, to check the residency status of all people using the Virginia Employment Commission, has been “passed by indefinitely”. Meaning the bill is dead in committee, and won’t be an issue this session.
The state senators on the committee heard from a lot of people about this, and likely it factored into their decision. Thanks to all who responded to our call for contacting Senate Commerce and Labor committee members about this legislation! Keep up the good work, we have a long way to go, but this is a big victory and means we have a good shot at stopping all of these bills one way or another.
Stay tuned to Virginia United Against Oppression for updates on the week’s hearings and committees- we always need people able to be in Richmond to attend hearings, sometimes on short notice, drop us a line if that can be you!