A Is For America podcast

The latest episode of our podcast, “A is for America”, features an interview with Amy Rose, Legal Director of the ACLU of Nevada, who spoke to us about an anti-immigrant ballot initiative that advocates managed to keep off the ballot this fall in Nevada. It’s been another crazy week in immigration. The Trump Administration continues to… Continue »

A new poll released today by Beltway outlet Axios finds that Republican-held Senate seats in Arizona, Nevada, and Tennessee may be at risk of flipping. The Democratic candidates in each of three states are currently leading or in statistical ties with Republican counterparts. Alexi McCammond of Axios analyzes the exclusive poll: “DACA is the biggest warning sign… Continue »

Outrageously cruel treatment of American family, outrageous misuse of US tax dollars   Last week, Cecilia Gomez went to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services in Las Vegas for a green card interview and never came out.  Instead, she was shoved against a desk by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents and put on a bus to… Continue »

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 »

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 »

Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke at a LIBRE Initiative event over the weekend, and Dreamers and advocates in attendance demanded the Senator to support a clean Dream Act by the end of the year. Heller answered a question about DACA as part of the event, and said that he supports passing pro-Dreamer legislation by the… Continue »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »