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July 29, 2020 | Kathy Mendes

A Profile of Our Immigrant Neighbors in Hampton Roads

disponible en español Hampton Roads immigrants are diverse, long-standing pillars of the community In the...
May 19, 2020 | Laura Goren

Virginia Should Act to Help Immigrant Communities Stay Afloat

Immigrant families are woven into the fabric of Virginia’s communities and economy, and working people of every immigration status are...
April 22, 2020 | Kathy Mendes

Profile of Essential Workers in Virginia During COVID-19: Women, People of Color, and Immigrants Are Important Contributors In Front-line Virginia Industries

The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted that front-line, essential workers are vital for the functioning and well-being of our communities. The...
April 8, 2020 | Freddy Mejia

Virginia Has a Role In Securing Resources For Immigrants Left Behind By Federal Packages

The current crisis has highlighted a long-standing fact: Our health and well-being is highly intertwined with that of our neighbors,...
March 26, 2020 | Laura Goren

Building a Welcoming Commonwealth for Virginia’s Diverse Immigrant Communities

As our families, communities, and state grapple with the novel coronavirus, social distancing, and their economic effects, we are continually...
March 18, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

STATEMENT: TCI Stands with our Communities and People in Virginia Most at Risk During COVID-19 Pandemic

As people across Virginia are increasingly impacted by the spread of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus, our...
February 28, 2020 | The Commonwealth Institute

Opportunities to Advance Racial Equity in Conference Budget

What’s included in the state budget communicates what and who the state values. That’s why it’s important to analyze...
January 20, 2020 | Chad Stewart

Six Key Reasons for Virginia to Open an Office of New Americans and Leverage Our Untapped Potential

While the U.S. has a long, yet often divisive, history of welcoming immigrants to join our democracy, the country has never quite developed a formal system to help integrate newcomers into the economy and our communities
January 10, 2020 | Laura Goren

Accounting for Cars: Expanding access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status will help Virginia’s fiscal bottom line as well as helping families and communities

The main reason to expand access to driver’s licenses regardless of immigration status is because it makes our families and communities safer: safer from being unfairly caught up in the criminal justice system and deportation pipeline for just trying to get to church or a child’s school, and safer from being on the roads with unlicensed drivers who haven’t had the opportunity to access the state’s system of training and testing.
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