Immigration

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Unaccompanied and unrepresented, children deported from Las Vegas

BY: - July 13, 2018

Amid a growing court backlog, many children are still not represented by an attorney in the Las Vegas Immigration Court. As of May 2018, there are 1,472 deportation cases pending against children in the Las Vegas Immigration Court— of those children, 577 are not being represented by an attorney and are forced to go through […]

Las Vegans protest Trump at Families Belong Together rally

BY: - June 30, 2018

Deisy Castro recalls the cold room she, her brother and mother stayed in when they were apprehended after coming to the United States. For hours, the family was terrified, not knowing where her father had been taken. “I remember what I went through, and I can’t imagine being separated from both parents,” she says. “No […]

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Attorney General Sessions, in the Peppermill, with the false choice

BY: - June 25, 2018

“What is the compassionate and right thing to do?” asked Attorney General Jeff Sessions in Reno Monday, according to the text of his prepared remarks delivered to the National Association of School Resource Officers. “The compassionate thing to do is to protect our children from drugs and violence, put criminals in jail, and secure our […]

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Warren links immigration to values in Las Vegas

BY: - June 24, 2018

On Saturday two opposing political forces held events on opposite sides of Las Vegas. In Henderson, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren held a fundraising event for Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Jacky Rosen at Lovelady Brewing Company while President Trump attended a fundraiser for Rosen’s opponent, Sen. Dean Heller, at the Suncoast Hotel and Casino. Outside […]

Cortez Masto: Trump started it, and executive order doesn’t fix it

BY: - June 20, 2018

President Donald Trump “caved” – as the New York Times put it – to pressure and signed an executive order to end policy that was separating families at the border, but Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto is not impressed. Trump’s order “still enforces his cruel immigration policy that prosecutes parents fleeing violence to protect their […]

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Sisolak to Laxalt: Tell Trump to stop it

BY: , and - June 19, 2018

Several Republicans on the Nevada ballot this fall began to break their silence Monday about the prison-like camps holding immigrant children separated from their parents at the southern border. However, they did not call for the Trump administration to immediately end its family separation policy. Instead, echoing the president, Nevada Republican candidates suggested that the […]

Mass shooting survivors seek protections under visa program

BY: - June 14, 2018

About 20 minutes after Maritza King Gutierrez’s work break, the gunfire started. She recalls people falling around her, some throwing themselves on the floor, others running. Parents with children fled into the bathrooms Gutierrez was in charge of cleaning with their children. Men held the doors outside, shielding their wives and children inside, she said. […]

A space for trans queer Latinx

BY: - June 10, 2018

Attendees drift through the door of the Make the Road Nevada office on Bonanza Road and start personalizing their space. A Mexican themed pride flag is on the wall, the iconic eagle eating a rattlesnake perched on top a prickly pear cactus, a spectrum of color on either side. It’s pinned between a painted tapestry […]

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Culinary Union fights for immigration protections as TPS recipients ponder uncertain futures

BY: - June 5, 2018

Immigrants working on the Las Vegas Strip and in Downtown Las Vegas could have the strongest job protections in the country, if the Culinary Union gets its way.