A Long-Time Grassroots Activist
In the past, Senator Boysko has volunteered with a health clinic as an English Language Learner. She has connected many immigrants to legal services, health care, and federal elected officials. She has also spoken up over the past decade to show support for the immigrant community, even when it was not politically advantageous. She has long been a consistent advocate on immigration issues simply because she believes it is the right thing to do, not just a political position.
Reducing Barriers to Work, School, and Care
Senator Boysko led legislation that allows DREAMERs, young people who have lived here for years and were brought here as children, to be eligible for in-state tuition at Virginia’s colleges and universities. With years of efforts, encouraging students to share their stories, Senator Boysko passed the DREAM Act to give in-state tuition to our qualifying hard-working immigrant students and led the charge the following year to allow these students to receive financial aid in Virginia.
Safe, ensured drivers
Senator Boysko worked for many years to pass legislation that allows all people in Virginia to carry a driver’s privilege card, regardless of their immigration status.