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More Evidence Donald Trump’s Ugly Rhetoric Is Inspiring Latinos To Become Citizens And Vote

As we noted yesterday, a report has noted that while the number of eligible Latino voters is 40 percent higher in 2016 than in 2008, our voting muscle remains undermobilized. However, more and more evidence is showing that Latinos are becoming energized thanks to help from the unlikeliest of people: Donald Trump. “Donald Trump’s scathing … Continue reading »

Nevada Lets DACA Recipients Get Teaching Licenses, As Nevada Remains On Lawsuit Attacking DAPA and Expanded DACA

DACA recipients scored a huge victory in Nevada this week, after Republican Governor Brian Sandoval signed a bill that would allow them to finally be able to pursue their teaching dreams. From Esther Lee of ThinkProgress: Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval (R) signed a state bill this week allowing some undocumented immigrants with temporary work authorization to receive … Continue reading »

Nevada Grants Teaching Licenses to DACA Beneficiaries

Earlier today, Governor Brian Sandoval (R-NV) signed into law AB27 – a bill that would grant teaching licenses to undocumented immigrants who benefit from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which was passed unanimously by the Nevada Legislature. #NHLC commends @GovSandoval for signing #AB27 allowing more students to become teachers #nvleg — NV … Continue reading »

DREAMer Astrid Silva Joins Diaz-Balart To Discuss Her Immigration Roundtable With Hillary Clinton

Earlier today, Nevada DREAMer Astrid Silva appeared on José Diaz-Balart’s “The Rundown” to discuss her immigration roundtable with 2016 Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton. Silva was one of the six immigrant activists — all of whom are either DACA recipients or have relatives who are undocumented — who shared their personal family stories with Clinton. During … Continue reading »

As NV AG Laxalt Refuses To Drop Anti-Immigrant Lawsuit, NV Senate Calls For Immigration Reform

The Nevada State Senate recently passed an unanimous resolution calling on Congress to work towards the passage of comprehensive immigration reform. As reported by the Reno Gazette-Journal, the resolution is non-binding document and is headed to the Nevada General Assembly for review: The measure seeks changes that would implement a guest worker program and create … Continue reading »

What is Nevada AG Adam Laxalt So Afraid Of?

Adam Laxalt is Nevada’s new Republican Attorney General and responsible for adding Nevada to the 26 states’ lawsuit against executive action that received its first ruling this week.  Laxalt has been praised by conservatives for this move, even though he represents a state that is 27% Latino. Apparently, Laxalt isn’t much for explaining his actions.  He … Continue reading »

Electoral Sweeps and Their Consequences: The Case of Nevada

Cross-posted from Latino Decisions: Is it possible for a politician to be too successful at the ballot box? This appears to be the case with Nevada’s Republican Governor Brian Sandoval. Thanks to a favorable political environment, low turnout among many traditional Democratic constituencies, and the inability of Nevada Democrats to recruit a serious challenger, Sandoval … Continue reading »

Nevada is 26th State Joining Lawsuit Against Executive Action, Leaving Gov. Sandoval in Tough Spot

Nevada has become the 26th state to sign onto the states’ lawsuit against President Obama’s executive action, leaving Gov. Brian Sandoval (R-NV) in a bit of a tough spot. Technically, it’s Nevada’s Attorney General Adam Laxalt who signed the state onto the lawsuit.  But Sandoval is a Latino governor leading a state with one of the largest Latino … Continue reading »

Barreto and Segura Talk Latino Vote in Key Races with Jose Diaz-Balart (VIDEO)

Today, Matt Barreto and Gary Segura, the founders of Latino Decisions, talked to Jose Diaz-Balart about the Latino vote in key races around the country: Tomorrow, America’s Voice and several of our allies will release an election-eve poll of nearly 5,000 Latino voters nationwide and in ten battleground states, conducted by Latino Decisions. The poll … Continue reading »

Rep. Joe Heck Thinks Listening to Constituents on Immigration Reform is "Bullying"

So Rep. Joe Heck’s campaign account tweeted this yesterday, painting himself as an anti-immigrant hardliner and linking to a fundraising page: Joe Heck will not be bullied into amnesty by @erinbilbray & #OccupyCIR#NV03#CIR#TimeIsNow — Dr. Joe Heck (@Heck4Nevada) June 4, 2014 It’s an odd choice of words.  The tweet came in response to a number of … Continue reading »