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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring Statement
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Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring Statement

~ On President Joe Biden’s repeal of the Muslim ban ~ RICHMOND (STL.News)– Attorney General Mark R. Herring issued the below statement after President Joe Biden signed an executive order on his first day in office repealing the Muslim ban.  Attorney General Herring won the nation’s first preliminary injunction against the ban after a judge agreed with his argument that the ban unconstitutionally discriminated against Muslims: “This ban was a stain on our country and went against everything we stand for as Americans.  The United States was founded on freedoms – freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and freedom of religion – and after four years, we can finally say that we embody those freedoms once again. “President Biden’s decision to repeal this discriminatory travel ban on his ...
Virginia Attorney General Herring Opposes Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas
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Virginia Attorney General Herring Opposes Trump Administration’s Drastic Limits on International Student Visas

RICHMOND (STL.News) Attorney General Mark R. Herring has joined coalition of 22 state attorneys general in opposing efforts by the Trump Administration to severely restrict the amount of time international students are allowed to stay in the United States.  Attorney General Herring and his colleagues submitted a comment letter opposing a proposed rule that would set fixed time limits of two or four years for student visas, upending longstanding policy that allows students to stay as long as they need to earn their degrees, as long as they meet certain requirements.  In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the coalition urges the agency to abandon the proposed rule, arguing that it would harm international students, limit educational opportunities for American students, da...
Statement Of Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring
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Statement Of Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring

(STL.News) – Attorney General Mark R. Herring released the below statement following the Trump Administration’s brief that was filed late last night asking the Supreme Court to strike down the Affordable Care Act: “The Trump Administration has made it no secret that they want to get rid of the Affordable Care Act, but asking the Supreme Court to strike it down while we are in the middle of a deadly pandemic and a burgeoning recession is incredibly reckless,” said Attorney General Herring.  “Millions of Virginians, especially those with preexisting conditions, depend on the ACA for affordable healthcare and the Trump Administration intends to rip that away from them, with absolutely no replacement plan. “Trump and his republican allies are playing politics with American lives and don’t se...