Immigrant Assistance, Office of; created. (SB606)

Introduced By

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


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 about state programs that help such persons find and secure employment, housing, and services for which they may be eligible; 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


01/09/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18103009D
01/09/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/17/2018Rereferred from Courts of Justice (14-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/17/2018Rereferred to Rehabilitation and Social Services
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (SB606)
01/26/2018Passed by indefinitely in Rehabilitation and Social Services (8-Y 7-N) (see vote tally)