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Appeals court decision may mean TPS beneficiaries from six countries lose legal status next year

September 14th, 2020 - 2:31pm
More than 400,000 TPS beneficiaries live in the U.S., including more than 4,000 in Nevada. About 450,000 U.S. citizens live in a household with a TPS recipient, including about 280,000 U.S.-born children who are under the age of 18 and could be forced to move to a country they never knew or be separated from their parents if they lose TPS and are deported.


Court blocks Trump's attempt to exclude undocumented immigrants from census count for congressional representation

September 12th, 2020 - 2:00am
A panel of three judges for the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York unaminously ruled Thursday that President Donald Trump's memorandum to withhold the number of undocumented immigrants from the 2020 census count was an overreach of power. Nevada has the highest proportion of undocumented immigrants of any state, making up 7 percent of the population in 2016.

Congress | Immigration

Cortez Masto: ICE detention center in Pahrump appears clean, but underscores immigration enforcement ‘is just broken’

September 5th, 2020 - 2:00am
The Nevada Democrat toured Nevada Southern Detention Center, which holds Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees as well as inmates in U.S. Marshal custody, as part of an official congressional oversight visit. She said the trip reinforced her position that there need to be major changes in the country’s immigration enforcement practices.

Immigration | IndyBlog

Department of Homeland Security will reject DACA requests as it “weighs future of the program”

July 28th, 2020 - 3:17pm
The memorandum comes in response to a Supreme Court decision in June in which justices upheld the program — ruling that President Donald Trump rescinded it in an arbitrary and capricious manner in 2017 — and kicked the issue back to the administration to do things differently. The decision gave DACA recipients across the country hope for a long-term and secure future in the U.S.


Indy Q&A: Urban Institute researcher explains the findings of a new report that show chilling effects of the public charge rule on Las Vegas immigrant families

July 16th, 2020 - 10:00am
The report found that Las Vegas provides limited infrastructure to serve immigrant families, despite the large population of immigrants in the city, and limited coordination among immigrant-serving organizations to disperse information and communication regarding the public charge rule.

Community | Coronavirus | Immigration

Nevada Interrupted: Immigrant workers struggling without coronavirus aid call on state to provide economic relief

May 6th, 2020 - 2:00am
In Las Vegas, Velasquez found work cleaning peoples’ homes — until the coronavirus outbreak. She stopped working in mid-March out of concerns for her own health and those of the families whose homes she cleans. Her husband, a construction worker, hasn’t been able to work since mid-February because of a work-related injury.

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