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Las Vegas Now: 20,000 Nevadans fearful as DACA, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) deadline nears

TPS Decision Deadline for El Salvador 01/08/2018: 20 days, cc: Senator Dean Heller Las Vegas, NV – On Monday, Nevadan advocates and community members congregated outside Senator Heller’s office to urge the senator to take a stand for DACA and TPS recipients, including the 20,000 Nevadans who will be impacted, as these two key immigration programs hang in limbo. Las … Continue reading »

PHOTOS: Advocates Arrested in Sen. Heller (R-NV)’s Office Calling for Dream Act

Yesterday, advocates with United We Dream staged an act of civil disobedience in Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV)’s Washington, DC office, during which 11 activists were arrested after they refused to leave. Though Heller has supported the Dream Act — and broader immigration reform before — he has not been clear about his position on this … Continue reading »

Are Senator Heller and Nevada’s Republican House Members Ready to Deport Dreamers?

Voting for a 2018 Government Funding Bill Without Including Relief for Dreamers is a Dangerous Idea Reno, NV – Yesterday’s White House meeting with Republican Senators made clear that President Trump and many Republicans are more interested in delaying action and obstructing progress than resolving the status of America’s Dreamers. Said Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s … Continue reading »

The Urgent Reasons that Sen. Heller and Rep. Mark Amodei Should Step Up and Support the Dream Act

Reno, NV – President Trump’s decision to end DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, plunged 800,000 Dreamers into crisis, including more than 13,100 DACA recipients in Nevada. The solution is the bipartisan Dream Act. It’s urgent that Congress act, without undue delay and without unnecessary complications. This includes recognizing that the recently issued White … Continue reading »

DACA Works – Why Protections and Opportunities for Dreamers are Good for Nevada and America

Carson City, NV – The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is an unqualified success, providing new opportunities and futures for nearly 800,000 Dreamers who live, study, and work in America,including more than 13,000 in Nevada. Each DACA recipient has come forward, passed a background check and been granted permission to live and work legally in America. As a … Continue reading »

Advocates Protest Jeff Sessions Visit to Las Vegas, Call Out Deportation Policies

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke in Las Vegas today, in a short speech that was as usual full of comments demonizing immigrants and misrepresenting so-called “sanctuary cities”.  He said that Clark County, Nevada – which encompasses Las Vegas – needed further investigation as to whether it can be considered a sanctuary jurisdiction. Clark County was … Continue reading »

From One Dreamer To Another: Thank you for your bravery, Astrid Silva

Dear Astrid, How are you holding up after delivering such a fierce and powerful response to Donald Trump’s first Congressional address? I can’t believe the amount excitement, exhaustion, and anxiety that you must be currently experiencing. I know how hard you have worked on behalf of our immigrant community throughout the years, and that speeches … Continue reading »

Lessons from Nevada: Harry Reid and In-State Ground Game Offer Lessons for Democrats Moving Forward

Nevada stands out as one of the 2016 successes for Democrats, after serving as the Party’s “Latino firewall” in 2010.  This happened because the state is home to smart and sophisticated Latino voter engagement efforts as well as a staunch Latino and immigrant champion, Harry Reid. As Democrats plan the way forward, two recent pieces highlight … Continue reading »

Immigration Reform Advocate Yvanna Cancela Named First Latina Nevada State Senator

Today in Nevada, former Culinary Union political director Yvanna Cancela accepted an appointment to the State Senate, filling the seat vacated by Congressman-elect Ruben Kihuen.  According to the Culinary Workers Union Local 226, Cancela is the first Latina state senator in Nevada.  In 2014, the White House recognized Cancela’s fight for comprehensive immigration reform with the … Continue reading »

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