Mason Hosts Virginia Commission on Immigration Hearing

Posted: May 22, 2008 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason will host a Virginia Commission on Immigration public hearing on Thursday, May 22, in the Johnson Center’s Dewberry Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

The commission is seeking public input on how immigration issues are affecting Virginia.

The hearing will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m.

Sign-up for public comment for the first session will begin at 1 p.m.; sign-up for the second session will begin at 5 p.m. Comments are limited to three minutes per person.

The Virginia Commission on Immigration is charged with studying, reporting and making recommendations to address the costs and benefits of immigration on the commonwealth related to education, health care, law enforcement, local demands for services, the economy and the effects of federal immigration and funding policies.

Sen. John Watkins (R-Powhatan) and Del. Jackson Miller (R-Manassas) chair the 20-member commission.

Other hearings will be held over the summer in Roanoke, Harrisonburg and Norfolk. For more information, see the Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources web site.

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