Immigration

Paul Boger

Sanctuary State...it’s a term that’s cropped up in the months since President Donald Trump took office. With promises from the administration to ramp up deportations, some states hope to protect their undocumented residents by prohibiting their local law enforcement from working with federal immigration officials, and Nevada could become one of the first states to pass such a law.

A Gude / Flickr, CC BY-SA 2.0

By the end of last year, Nevada saw a 5.1 seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate, the lowest it’s been in nine years.

And according to a new study, immigrants in the state account for one-quarter of all that employment.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Local Concern For DACA's Future Is Growing

Dec 15, 2016
odi.osu.edu

University of Nevada, Reno President Marc Johnson has announced that the school will not become a sanctuary campus for undocumented students, but it does support DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

As the Trump administration prepares to take office, local concerns that DACA could be repealed are growing. To explore this issue further, let's turn to our reporter Sarah Parks.

Latinx Student Advisory Board

A group of students at the University of Nevada, Reno is delivering a petition to university president Marc Johnson, urging him to designate U-N-R as a sanctuary campus for undocumented students.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Alejandra Hernandez Chavez is with the Latinx Student Advisory Board, the group behind the push.

Immigration reform has been a major issue during this year’s election season. And both candidates vying for retiring U.S. Senator Harry Reid’s seat addressed this issue during the only debate so far for that race.

Reno Public Radio’s Noah Glick reports.

Republican Joe Heck and Democrat Catherine Cortez Masto both say they support immigration reform—but specifics were hard to come by at the first and only debate between the two, hosted by KLAS-TV and Univision in Las Vegas.

Tsi-Tsi-Ki Félix with Univision was one of the moderators.

Nevadans Split Over Court's Immigration Ruling

Jun 23, 2016
Bob Fulkerson, PLANN

Nevada's political establishment is split down the middle following the Supreme Court's decision today that blocked President Obama's anti-deportation plan. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey has more.

Lawmakers, candidates and political groups issued a flood of press releases expressing either disappointment or satisfaction with today's 4-4 decision.

Nevada was one of 26 states that challenged the unilateral action by Obama, which would have shielded upwards of 5 million people from deportation.

Symposium on Race and Policing 2015

Law enforcement agencies across Northern Nevada are getting ready to hear the questions and concerns community members have regarding their work. Our reporter Rocio Hernandez has more.

During work hours, there's hardly any time for police officers to hear from the public. Emmanuel Barthe is a criminal justice professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, and an organizer for this week’s Symposium on Race and Policing. He says the purpose of the event is to create a dialogue.

Julia Ritchey

Nevada lawmakers exchanged cross-fire at the start of U.S. Supreme Court arguments Monday over President Obama's executive actions to protects millions of undocumented immigrants.

Nick Oza / The Republic

Several reporters from The Arizona Republic have been visiting influential states heading into the presidential election. They’ve zeroed in on the immigration debate and what impact the country’s next president could have on immigration reform.

Reno Pro-Immigration Rally Aims Barbs At Nevada AG

Nov 23, 2015
Alexa Ard

Community activists held a pro-immigration rally on Friday to mark the one-year anniversary of President Obama's executive order that would keep 5 million immigrants from being deported. Reno Public Radio's Julia Ritchey was there.

About 30 people with the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada held up signs and chanted at a protest primary targeting Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt.

Laxalt joined 25 other states in suing the Obama administration to block his executive action to protect families from deportation.

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