Washington Post | August 14th, 2013
by Michael Alison Chandler
A bill for a Virginia version of the Dream Act could have helped her. Proposed legislation was introduced in Richmond this year and was approved by the House Education Committee, making it more successful than any previous attempt. But then the bill stalled.
Del. Alfonso H. Lopez (D-Arlington), who co-sponsored the legislation with Del. Thomas Davis Rust (R-Fairfax), said he is optimistic about the chances of the legislation passing next year, citing a coalition of supporters including immigration advocates, educators and a growing number of Republican lawmakers.