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Democratic Virginia State Senator Ghazala Hashmi will join the IRC’s States Lay the Foundation summit on Tuesday, June 6 @ 12pm ET. Senator Hashmi will speak with bipartisan legislators from across the United States and discuss how she advanced a recent bill to establish an English language learners grant program for immigrant and newcomer students preparing for postsecondary opportunities. This year’s virtual summit will feature IRC policy experts and keynote remarks from renowned actress and IRC Ambassador Piper Perabo.  

The States Lay the Foundation legislative summit series serves as a national platform to celebrate and share a roadmap of state policy successes that ensure refugees and immigrants are welcomed and included into their new communities. The event will be available in live translation to Spanish, French, and Arabic. We invite you to register to join the virtual event and find more details via the registration site linked here.