Tag Archive | "Immigration"

A Downward Trend In Illegal Immigration?

Monday, May 3, 2010


While Arizona’s tough new immigration laws have been attracting much national attention lately, several recent articles and columns suggest that illegal immigration has been on the decline in recent years, due to more federal enforcement and a wounded U.S. economy. Marisa Taylor reports for McClatchey Newspapers on several unauthorized immigrants living in Harrisonburg:

Immigrants Rally For Reform

Monday, March 22, 2010


Although healthcare reform is dominating the lion’s share of headlines out of Capitol Hill, there was a large immigration reform rally on the mall in DC Sunday. Approximately 150 local Latino immigrants gathered on Wolfe Street Sunday morning, and loaded into buses chartered by Reform Immigration for America, to take the demonstrators to the March […]

ICE Arrests 12 In Harrisonburg Area

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Last Friday, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced the arrest of dozens of unauthorized immigrants and fugitives wanted for various criminal activities. The operation netted 36 people statewide; 12 arrests were made in the Harrisonburg area.

Harrisonburg protesters head to Farmville

Saturday, March 7, 2009


About two dozen Harrisonburg residents gathered in the parking lot near Klines in preparation to caravan to Farmville, Virginia to protest the approval of a new immigrant detention center there. The People United wants the Farmville town council to rescind their decision to allow Immigration Centers of America (ICA) to build a new facility there.

Immigration Commission hears from Harrisonburg

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Governor Kaine’s Commission on Immigration held a public hearing at the Festival building at JMU earlier this evening.

Refugee Resettlement In Harrisonburg

Sunday, August 12, 2007


In Saturday’s paper, there’s an article about Iraqi refugees coming through the resettlement program to Harrisonburg, via the Virginia Council of Churches. I’m actually surprised that I haven’t posted anything about that program before.

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