Virginia’s House of Delegates this week passed a bill that would block all undocumented immigrants from attending the state’s public colleges and universities. To my knowledge, only one state — South Carolina — currently imposes such a ban.
Virginia’s bill, House Bill 1465, was one of about a dozen bills recently passed by the Republican-controlled Virginia House that would impose new restrictions or penalties on undocumented immigrants.
HB 1465 passed by a vote of 74-25 in the House of Delegates, which has a 59-39 Republican majority. It now goes to the Virginia state Senate, which is controlled by Democrats by a slim 22-18 margin.