Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. (SB435)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Scott Lingamfelter (R-Woodbridge)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Office of Immigrant Assistance created. Establishes in the Department of Social Services an Office of Immigrant Assistance (the Office) to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens. The Office shall provide (i) advice and assistance regarding the citizenship application process and (ii) assistance with finding and securing employment, housing, and services for which such persons may be eligible. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16
01/12/2016Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/13/16 16100356D
01/12/2016Referred to Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/28/2016Impact statement from DPB (SB435)
01/29/2016Reported from Rehabilitation and Social Services (11-Y 1-N 2-A) (see vote tally)
01/29/2016Rereferred to Finance
02/10/2016Passed by indefinitely in Finance (15-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)


ACLU-VA Immigrants Rights, tracking this bill in Photosynthesis, notes:

The ACLU of VA supports this bill. With a growing number of immigrant families making their home in Virginia, it is important to support the particular needs of this vulnerable population.