Immigration

Manifestantes sientan en el medio de la calle.
Karina Gonzalez

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions visited Reno Monday morning to speak at a conference for the National Association of School Resource Officers at the Peppermill Resort. Roughly 200 people gathered outside to protest Sessions and President Donald Trump’s immigration policies. Reno Public Radio’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

Jeff Sessions habla en el escenario.
Krysta Scripter

Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke Monday at the Peppermill Resort Spa Casino in Reno to over 1,000 school resource officers at a national school safety conference. As KUNR's Bree Zender reports, Sessions briefly focused on school safety, but spent much of his speech on issues surrounding undocumented immigrants.

Construction workers on site of an apartment complex being constructed for people 55 years of age and older.
Noah Glick

For our series, Priced Out: The Housing Crunch, our reporters have been speaking to several developers. And some have pointed out one potential reason for rising housing costs: immigration enforcement.

Imágen del mapa: G.E. Bullard, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Texto y diseño gráfico: Natalie Van Hoozer
Natalie Van Hoozer

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En el candente debate nacional sobre inmigración usualmente surge la pregunta de ¿por qué los inmigrantes indocumentados no ingresan legalmente a los Estados Unidos?

Nuestra reportera Natalie Van Hoozer ha estado investigando el tema y descubrió que no es tan simple. Se reunió con Michelle Billman, nuestra Directora de Noticias, para analizar el proceso de obtención de una visa.

Camille Stuyvesant

President Donald Trump is calling for an end to “chain migration” along with tighter legal immigration control, but what exactly does that term mean? The misconception is that any immigrant can bring as many family members as they would like when they come to the United States. In actuality, the process is much lengthier, in some cases taking up to 23 years, and is limited to certain family members. Our reporter, Camille Stuyvesant spoke with immigration attorney Sylvia Ontaneda-Bernales to break down 'chain migration.'

1. The Benefactors

Algunos de los diputados de Nevada están respondiendo a los posibles cambios de las leyes federales de inmigración. La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer informa. 

Neftalí Cruz Nicolás

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The deadline for Congress to come to a decision about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has come and gone with no clear solution. The 700,000 recipients are living in a continued state of uncertainty. Our reporter Camille Stuyvesant recently spoke with a local DACA recipient about her experiences.

 

 

 

 

Jahahi Mazariego is the UNR Social Services Coordinator and works with the university's undocumented students.
Jolie Ross

When President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, last fall, he told Congress to pass a replacement by March 5, 2018. That did not happen and now those protected by the program could soon be eligible for deportation.

Jacob Solis

 

A bill from Senator Dean Heller is looking to curb gang violence, in part, by making it easier to deport known gang members or immigrants associated with gangs, but not everyone is so sure it's the right move. Reno Public Radio's Jacob Solis spoke to a law professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas to find out more.

And a warning, this interview does contain some graphic details.

 

U.S. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Immigration is all over the news these days, but behind the policies and the politics are countless individuals with unique and compelling stories. Historian Alicia Barber shares the story of an early immigrant to Nevada in this segment of Time & Place.

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