The end of “the 40-quarter rule,” which required immigrants to have worked for 10 years to be eligible for Medicaid, went into effect on April 1.

The U.S. Supreme Court

Virginia’s Legal Aid Justice Center goes before the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to argue for people seeking asylum in the U.S.   Thousands are forced to wait in detention centers for months or years until a decision in their case is made. 

Budget Revisions Could Address Immigrant Medicaid Rule

Oct 2, 2020

The state Senate approved its version of a budget Friday, leaving lawmakers in the General Assembly to reconcile their proposals.

One difference between the upper-chamber and the House comes down to a rule often cited as a barrier to healthcare for immigrants.




Immigrants detained at an ICE facility in Farmville where there was an outbreak of COVID-19 this summer are still at risk of having the virus introduced and spread throughout the facility. That’s according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control. 

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Members of the Virginia state Senate are considering a bill that would allow state inspectors access to detention centers holding people accused of violating immigration laws. But, Senate Democrats are divided about how to handle the situation.