HB1999: Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created in Department of Social Services.


Offered January 11, 2017
Prefiled January 10, 2017
A BILL to amend the Code of Virginia by adding a section numbered 63.2-211.1, relating to the Office of Immigrant Assistance.
Patron-- Lingamfelter

Committee Referral Pending

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Virginia:

1. That the Code of Virginia is amended by adding a section numbered 63.2-211.1 as follows:

§ 63.2-211.1. Office of Immigrant Assistance.

There is created in the Department an Office of Immigrant Assistance to assist persons lawfully entering the United States and the Commonwealth for the purpose of becoming citizens. The Office shall provide online (i) advice and assistance regarding the citizenship application process and (ii) information regarding employment and housing services for which such persons may be eligible.

2. That the Office of Immigrant Assistance as created by this act shall be funded by such funds currently appropriated to the Department of Social Services and any existing or available federal grants.