• Long time grassroots activist for immigrants. 
    • English as a second language volunteer
    • Health clinic volunteer
    • Have connected many immigrants to legal services, health care, and our federal elected officials.
    • I’ve spoken up over the past decade to show my support, even when it was not politically advantageous. I have been a consistent and long-time advocate on immigration issues because to me it has always been a question of doing the right thing. It’s not just a political position.
  • Sponsored legislation to ensure that DREAMERs, young people who have lived here for years and were brought here as children, should be eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s colleges and universities. 
  • Sponsored legislation to allow all people in Virginia to carry a driver’s license or privilege card regardless of their immigration status.
    • We need safe, insured drivers on our roads.
    • Immigration status should not make it more difficult to work, go to school or care for family members  


Legislative Record on Immigration 

  • HB 343, patron, in-state tuition for students who grow up in Virginia and intend to apply for citizenship when eligible
  • HB 719, copatron, Adds immigration status to the categories considered hate crimes when targeted
  • HB 1318, chief patron, drivers privilege cards for all