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Immigration | State Government

Contract for post-prison re-entry services approved for subsidiary of company known for running ICE detention centers

February 18th, 2020 - 1:27pm
After about 10 minutes of questions from the governor on whether the company would be working with ICE and whether approving the contract would run afoul of legislation banning private prison companies from providing core correctional services in Nevada, the board voted to approve the agreement. Ford said he was satisfied with the answers he got that the centers would advance criminal justice reform.

Immigration | Local Government

Man whose arrest after sitting on sidewalk touched off deportation proceedings sues Vegas police

February 12th, 2020 - 2:00am
The suit comes after Lombardo announced in October that his agency would stop participating in the so-called “287(g)” jail-based partnership with ICE, and honoring holds, following a federal court in California’s ruling on the issue. Adame-Reyes’ lawyers said they worry that Lombardo could go back on his word, based on what they described as a begrudging promise to end the agreement. 

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Congress | Immigration

Senators call for investigation into Nevada ICE detention center after reports that employee posted on neo-Nazi website

January 10th, 2020 - 10:20am
Cortez Masto and Rosen also pointed to other issues within the private detention center, including the death of an inmate who was apparently strangled by another inmate and the on-site suicide of an employee. They are asking for an investigation into matters including employee screening and how closely the Pahrump site is monitored for compliance to the terms of its federal contract.



Immigration | State Government

Indy Q&A: Office for New Americans director on the new state agency and her career focused on refugees

January 5th, 2020 - 2:00am
Her family’s own challenges adjusting to American life as immigrants has informed a career that included working as an asylum officer, serving the children of migrant farmworkers as an Americorps volunteer and becoming an immigration attorney for the refugee-focused Church World Service. Ozobia is now settling in to her latest role on that trajectory — directing Nevada’s Office for New Americans.



Congress | Immigration

Rosen calls for investigation into why Trump administration terminated Temporary Protected Status

December 9th, 2019 - 2:00am
The federal law and criteria regarding TPS requires that an administration review a country’s conditions, to ensure a safe return for those who would be affected, prior to the termination of the protection status. Ramos v. Nielsen alleges that the Trump Administration changed that policy to no longer consider safe country conditions.


Immigration | Legislature

Laxalt calls for special session on ICE agreement, in spite of proposal’s bleak chances

November 22nd, 2019 - 2:00am
Gov. Steve Sisolak, Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson and Senate Majority Leader Nicole Cannizzaro did not respond to questions about whether they are open to the idea of convening lawmakers a year before their regularly scheduled 120-day session to work on the matter. But Democratic Sen. Yvanna Cancela, who has introduced legislation on the 287(g) topic in the past, called the push divisive and noted voters “rejected this brand of politics in 2018.”







Immigration | IndyBlog

ACLU of Nevada calls on Metro to stop honoring ICE detainers, says they constitute warrantless arrest

October 12th, 2019 - 2:00am
Detainers are requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for jails to keep people behind bars for longer than they otherwise would be held for the underlying local charges that triggered their arrest. The hold gives ICE agents a change to take custody of the person in a controlled environment and transfer them to immigration detention and await deportation proceedings.

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