“Last Monday, Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney announced that the Richmond Police Department would continue its policy of not inquiring “as to the place of birth or immigration status of individuals with whom it comes into contact,” and would not participate in a federal program that provides local agencies the authority to conduct immigration enforcement. Critics blasted the order as promoting lawlessness and jeopardizing federal funds the city receives.
Heated debate has surrounded immigration-related measures in the Virginia General Assembly, including a House of Delegates bill aimed at prohibiting a locality from declaring itself a sanctuary city and a Senate measure that would make such cities liable if an undocumented person causes harm. Amado and some fellow students have lobbied against the measures.”
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