U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) have cosponsored a bill to rescind President Trump’s discriminatory executive order barring immigrants from Muslim-majority countries and suspending the U.S. refugee program.
Attorney General Mark R. Herring today brought legal action against President Donald J. Trump and members of his administration for his Jan. 27, 2017, Executive Order banning entry to the United States for individuals from certain countries, even those who are lawful permanent residents or entering the United States on valid work or student visas.
Fairfax County police have been searching for a missing 16-year-old girl and her 5-month-old baby boy. The girl, Lizzy Lizbeth Rivera Colindres, and her son, Aidan David Castillo Rivera, were last seen on Jan. 14 at their home on Rhoden Court, in Springfield, VA.
Shortly after 2 p.m. on Jan. 30, Arlington County police officers were dispatched to the 5100 block of 7th Road S. for a death investigation. Arriving officers located 55-year-old Michael Wiggins of Arlington, VA, deceased inside the residence. Heber Amaya-Gallo, 28, of Arlington, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. The investigation revealed that a verbal altercation between roommates became physical, resulting in the death of the victim.
The Council on American-Islamic Relations, the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today announced the filing of a federal lawsuit on behalf of more than 20 named and “john doe” individuals challenging the constitutionality of President’s Trump’s recent “Muslim ban” executive order. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia in Alexandria.
The Carpenter’s Shelter, a shelter for homeless individuals and families in Alexandria, is looking for a temporary home while the site on which it is currently located at 930 N. Henry Street is redeveloped.
As U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine (D-VA) sent a letter to Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly requesting clarification on U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order 13769 banning certain individuals from entering the country, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe has also asked for clarification.
At its regular meeting today, the Alexandria City Council unanimously adopted a Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2017 through 2022. The Plan will be used by City Council and staff to guide the City’s direction and priorities for the next five years.
In applying the provisions of the president's executive order, I hereby deem the entry of lawful permanent residents to be in the national interest. Accordingly, absent the receipt of significant derogatory information indicating a serious threat to public safety and welfare, lawful permanent resident status will be a dispositive factor in our case-by-case determinations.