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Our First General Body Meeting with an UndocuALLY Training!

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For more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/286387965192862/permalink/286398721858453/?notif_t=like&notif_id=1504188763730475

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#Levántateva / #RiseUp

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We need our brothers and sisters, undocumented and not, to step up and demand that we all be recognized and protected. March with us, @VADreamers and partner organizations on August 25-28 from Charlottesville to Richmond to demand dignity, respect and permanent protection for all immigrants. #RiseUpVA

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Marcha con @VAdreamers del 25 a 28 de Agosto para exigir dignidad, respeto y protección permanente para todos los inmigrantes. La caminata empezará en #Charlottesville el 25 de agosto y terminara en Richmond el 28 de agosto. ¡Es tiempo de tomar acción! #LevántateVA#DefendiendoDACA
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DREAM Week 2017!

March 27 – April 1, 2017 was DREAM Week here at the University of Virginia!

We hosted an UndocuALLY Training, a photo exhibit, Know Your Rights presentation, and an open mic night – all before traveling to Virginia Tech on Saturday for the IDEAS conference.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you to EVERYONE that came out and showed support for our DREAM Week last week! You all made DREAM Week absolutely amazing! Now, stay updated with DREAMers on Grounds on our Facebook page and website! Stay involved, attend our future events, and continue to help us in our effort to create a safe space for DREAMers!

In the News: Ohio Universities write letter in support of BRIDGE Act

Presidents of Ohio’s public universities came together in December to draft and send a letter to their state representative Senator Brown. We are now in the second month of February, and our state, our university has showed no support for current or future legislation protecting the undocumented students of Virginia. Ohio, we see you. Where is Virginia?
“Many Ohio students are facing great difficulty because of the indeterminate status of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. We stand in support of these students who arrived on our campuses believing in the promises made by the government of the United States of America.
The BRIDGE Act would provide these students with work authorization and a “provisional protected status” from deportation. It would help alleviate the immediate concerns regarding their status while the nation continues to pursue a long-term solution to immigration reform.”

Read the full letter here
Learn more about The BRIDGE Act below!

Students in Action

“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.”

Check out the entire article from Richmond Magazine!