Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. (HB1461)

Introduced By

Del. Kathy Tran (D-Springfield) with support from co-patron Del. Kaye Kory (D-Falls Church)


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; (ii) assistance with finding and securing employment, housing, and services for which such persons may be eligible; (iii) information to localities and immigrant service organizations about state programs that help such persons find and secure employment, housing, and services for which they may be eligible and the benefits of such programs; and (iv) information to localities and immigrant service organizations regarding health epidemics and unlawful predatory actions, such as human trafficking, gang recruitment, and fraudulent financial and other schemes, to which communities of such persons may be especially vulnerable. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/17/2018Presented and ordered printed 18103605D
01/17/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1461)
01/26/2018Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #3
02/02/2018Subcommittee recommends passing by indefinitely (4-Y 2-N)
02/13/2018Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions