Immigration

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AOC, Cruz make all-Spanish case for Sanders

BY: - December 23, 2019

This weekend, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders presidential campaign held several events in Nevada including an all-Spanish language town hall featuring one of the most high-profile Latinas in Congress, New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  The town hall was held entirely in Spanish, but the meaning of the event was clear in any language: Sanders wants […]

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Biden immigration plan modest for 2020, but more ‘evolved’ than Obama’s

BY: - December 20, 2019

If former Vice President Joe Biden represents the moderate lane of the Democratic Party, then immigration policy has come a long way. “Joe Biden understands the pain felt by every family across the U.S. that has had a loved one removed from the country, including under the Obama-Biden Administration, and he believes we must do […]

Tagalog trainings pop up ahead of Nevada’s caucus

BY: - December 19, 2019

Ano ba ang Demokratikong Pagpupulong ng Partido ng Nevada? In Tagalog, it translates to “What is the Nevada Democratic Caucus?”  More campaign materials and presidential candidates are expected to cater to the rising Asian American Pacific Island community, especially Nevada’s growing Filipino population. On Feb 22 when Nevada becomes the third state to vote in […]

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PLAN reflects on 25 years of taking point on progressive causes

BY: - December 16, 2019

Ahead of the 2019 legislative session, the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada wrote a bill it says would have kept the mining industry accountable if they poisoned groundwater.  The idea was prompted by organizing PLAN did within tribal communities such as the Yerington Paiute Tribe, which contends that toxins from the nearby Anaconda Mine have […]

Groups seek to transform ‘failed’ immigration debate

BY: - November 29, 2019

A new migrant justice platform led by a nationwide alliance of immigrants rights groups is calling for a departure from a “failed” comprehensive immigration reform debate and an overhaul of strategy. The Blue Ribbon Commission ⁠— a group of 20 individuals, from various grassroots organizations, backgrounds, and communities dedicated to immigrant rights ⁠— drove the […]

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Las Vegas family fights to keep ICE from deporting their father

BY: - November 26, 2019

Karen and Jennifer Martinez just want their father, Jesus Martinez Manon, back. Speaking at a press conference Monday, his daughters, both United States citizens, failed at times to fight back tears as they spoke about their father who was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers Nov. 21 and detained at the Henderson Detention […]

Dem campaigns united in undoing Trump immigration policies. But how’s their outreach?

BY: - November 22, 2019

President Donald Trump’s immigration policies have separated thousands of families, curtailed legal immigration, accelerated deportations and threatened mass deportations, and tried to undo protections for young immigrants brought here as children, known as Dreamers.  And while immigration is not the only (or even the most) important issue to Latino voters, the rise in anti-immigration policy […]

NV joins AG coalition fighting ‘public charge’ rule targeting immigrants

BY: - November 13, 2019

Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford joined 22 other attorneys general Wednesday in opposing a Trump administration proposed rule that would bar entry for immigrants who do not possess certain health coverage or the ability to pay for medical care.  Ford joined the coalition in filing an amicus brief where they argue the rule change creates […]

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Is DACA doomed? Supreme Court may side with Trump

BY: and - November 12, 2019

WASHINGTON — Astrid Silva of Las Vegas was brought to the United States from Mexico when she was four years old.  She remembers crossing the Rio Grande with her mother, but she wasn’t afraid. She thought she was going to Disneyland. Instead, she and her mother traveled to California, where her father was working at […]

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DACA case heads to U.S. Supreme Court this week

BY: - November 11, 2019

WASHINGTON — Can President Trump put an end to legal protections for a group of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States years ago as children? The U.S. Supreme Court will consider that question Tuesday — and its answer will determine the fates of hundreds of thousands of young adults across the country. […]

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Following Metro, Las Vegas ends its 287(g) agreement

BY: - October 24, 2019

The City of Las Vegas jail is ending its 287(g) agreement with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement a day after Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department announced it would be suspending its involvement. “Our city attorney has determined that we will also suspend our 287(g) agreement with ICE and will not detain inmates on federal immigration […]

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Lombardo vows to remove “worst of the worst” as Metro agrees to suspend ICE partnership

BY: - October 23, 2019

Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo says a court ruling that prohibits Las Vegas Metro Police and other Nevada law enforcement agencies from making arrests based on immigration status “may be seen as a setback,” and is likely to be appealed to the Ninth Circuit.  Until then, Metro will no longer honor its agreement with U.S. […]