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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 »

Nevada Latino Voters Back Clinton Over Trump By 81-16% Margin; Asian Americans Support Clinton Over Trump By 60-34%

Below are key candidate questions for the Nevada-specific Latino and Asian American election eve polls, conducted by Latino Decisions and Asian American Decisions. Full toplines and crosstabs available HERE for the Latino poll; Asian American poll findings will be posted online HERE starting tomorrow.  In Nevada, Latino voters back Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump by a 81-16% margin. By comparison, in Latino Decisions’ … Continue reading »

Trump Campaign Throws Fit Over Latinos Early Voting In Nevada

A day after Latinos and immigrants lined up for hours on the last night of early voting in Nevada, the state’s GOP chairman and Donald Trump supporter claimed that “in Clark County, they kept a poll open till 10 o’clock at night so a certain group could vote.” “A certain group”…veiled racism much? Both Trump and … Continue reading »

Nevada Latinos May Have Walled Off Donald Trump From The Presidency Last Night

On June 16, 2015, Donald Trump launched his Presidential campaign by calling Mexicans drug dealers, criminals and “rapists.” Some may have forgotten his remarks during the 16 months of insults that were to come, but Latino never did. Just take a look at what happened during the final night of early voting in Nevada last night. [View the story … Continue reading »

“I Do It For My Parents”: First Time Voters Will Vote This November For Their Undocumented Families

Two of the new citizens who are voting for the first time this November aren’t just voting for themselves — they’re also voting for the undocumented immigrants who can’t vote. In the battleground state of Nevada — where early voting numbers are indicating Latino and immigrant voters are energized — Alejandro is voting in his … Continue reading »

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