LULAC Applauds Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring for Declaring DACA Recipients to Have Virginia Domicile

April 29, 2014

Contact: Paloma Zuleta, 202-833-6130, PZuleta (at) LULAC . org

WASHINGTON, D.C. – LULAC hails the recent decision by Attorney General Mark Herring to allow Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) recipients to have a Virginia domicile which will make them eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia's public institutions of higher education.

“It is without question that today Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring changed the lives for thousands of young people in Virginia who are committed to enhancing their future opportunities through higher education,” said LULAC National President Margaret Moran. “We applaud Attorney General Herring for having the vision and commitment to provide opportunities for these young people who ultimately will bring tremendous benefit to the State of Virginia.”

Providing access to a higher education for all high school graduates who qualify provides an economic benefit for Virginia. In fact, for every $1 Virginia invests in higher education, $13 is generated in economic output.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit www.LULAC.org.

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