illegal immigration

Los panelistas fueron miembros de las fuerzas de seguridad de Reno, el concejal Oscar Delgado y Carina Black del Centro Internacional del Norte de Nevada.
Natalie Van Hoozer

 

Una iglesia en Reno llevó a cabo un foro junto con fuerzas de seguridad y organizaciones locales de la comunidad para conversar sobre temas de inmigración y refugiados. La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer informa.

  

Todos los asientos en el Ministerio Palabra de Vida estaban ocupados, con más de cien miembros de la comunidad. Para el Pastor César Minera, el lugar donde se llevó a cabo el foro fue crucial para la asistencia al evento.   

Republican Attorneys General Association

Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt spoke to a congressional committee Wednesday about President Obama's executive order on immigration, saying it's an unconstitutional overreach of power. Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports.

While testifying before the House Judiciary Committee, Laxalt insisted that the lawsuit challenging Obama's executive order "...is not about immigration. It's not about politics. It's about the rule of law and our constitutional system. This lawsuit transcends policy differences and seeks to prevent legislation from being usurped by executive fiat."

The White House

The number of unauthorized immigrants in Nevada has dropped by roughly 20,000 people between 2009 and 2012. That's according to a new study just released from the Pew Research Center. Despite that decline, Reno Public Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that Nevada still has the highest percentage of this population nationwide.

More than 7 percent of Nevada residents, or about 210,000 people, are in the country illegally. Other states with a large share of  unauthorized immigrants include California, Arizona, and Texas. 

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The Washoe County Sheriff's Office will no longer hold people in jail based solely on requests from federal immigration authorities. Reno Pubic Radio's Michelle Bliss reports that the change comes after a federal judge's recent ruling in Oregon.