One in five children in Washoe County is food insecure and experts suggest this may contribute to the county’s high mental illness rate. Director of Marketing and Communications Jocelyn Lantrip from the Food Bank of Northern Nevada acknowledged potential issues related to food insecurity, including mental illness, diabetes and other chronic medical conditions.
A rise in enrollment in the SNAP program has contributed significantly to a decrease in the food insecure population in Washoe County and Nevada over the past decade. However, new federal rules threaten access to SNAP, especially for lower income communities despite evidence that the program is net positive.
Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is designated by the Department of Homeland Security. In late 2017, the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the program for four countries; however, in October, a federal judge in California put those plans on hold until there is further review by the courts. Meet a TPS holder from Nicaragua, whose status was originally set to terminate in on January 5th.
According to the latest data from U.S. Immigration Services, there are more than 2,500 DACA recipients living in Northern and rural Nevada. Since its inception, the program has shielded recipients from deportation. But over the past year, the undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program. Yet some are doing their best to move forward despite the uncertainty, such as those who have started their own businesses.
Escucha y lee esta historia en español. The narrative about deportation often ends once someone who is undocumented is detained and deported. There are also those without papers called returnees, who, while not deported, decide to return to their country of origin. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story of a young man who… [Read More]
Falsehoods online spread six times faster than the truth, according to a recent MIT study. For a Hispanic community specifically, the falsehoods and “fake news,” both online and off, tend to center around immigration issues and include false reports of ICE targets, or raids, seeking to arrest undocumented immigrants.
Jonathan Perez, from Manila, Philippines, has a wife and three kids he hasn’t seen in more than 10 years since choosing to move to Reno, Nevada in search of the American Dream. He works two jobs, 60 hours per week, to support his family in the Philippines. This is his story.
Mexicali, Baja California, is a desert valley on the U.S.-Mexican border. Its population of about one million people identify themselves as Cachanillas, or Mexicali natives. Jazmin Orozco Rodriguez spoke with Cachanillas who resettled in Reno, Nevada.
Escuche la entrevista completa con Maria Hinojosa en español. As the anchor and managing editor of the NPR program Latino USA, Maria Hinojosa is considered to be someone at the forefront of reporting by and for people of color, with the show regularly including reporting in Spanish. Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer interviewed Hinojosa in Spanish about the… [Read More]
In response to escalating fear of Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrests and mass deportations, numerous organizations are working to provide support for their local immigrant communities, including in Reno.