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Virginia stops anti-immigrant bill

A bill was making its way through the Virginia Legislature that would have forced teachers to aid immigration enforcement officers and reveal sensitive information about their students. Catherine Carey, who started a petition on MoveOn.org to oppose this bill, delivered more than 3,800 signatures and testified alongside DREAMer activists to successfully stop this bill from moving out of committee.

During her testimony against the bill, Catherine said, “If we have teachers enforcing immigration law, that is going to destroy the relationship between students and teachers. No one wants a teacher acting as a policeman in the classroom.”