Weighing In on Illegal Immigration

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Here is a sampling of immigration-related organizations recently formed in Virginia:

Virginia Commission on Immigration: A bipartisan panel studying the impact of immigration; it will make policy recommendations to Gov. Timothy M. Kaine (D) and the General Assembly.

Illegal Immigration Task Force: A Virginia State Crime Commission task force targeting criminal illegal immigrants.

Coalition on Illegal Aliens: A group of city and county leaders organizing to crack down on illegal immigrants at the local level.

Virginia Employers for Sensible Immigration Policy: A coalition of trade groups and companies likely to challenge proposals that target employers.

Ayuda Business Coalition: Business leaders and entrepreneurs lobbying against anti-illegal immigrant proposals.

Help Save Virginia: An umbrella group for anti-illegal immigrant activists to lobby state lawmakers.

Save the Old Dominion: Another umbrella group for grass-roots anti-illegal immigrant activists.

-- Nick Miroff

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