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Republicans are pushing legislation to crack down on illegal immigrants who try to work, go to school or use social services in Virginia, as well as those who commit crimes.

House Republicans say they will have attorneys look over the proposals to make sure they are constitutional so to avoid a legal battle like the one in Arizona.

One bill would check the immigration status of every child in public schools. Another would allow the governor to withhold money from any locality or agency that limits enforcement of immigration laws.

Members of the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations say they feel attacked by the proposals.

If they pass the House, the bills will likely die in the Democrat-controlled Senate.

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