Some of Nevada’s Congressional leaders are responding to possible changes in federal immigration laws.
Keyla Vega, a mother of two, moved to Reno, Nev. one week after hurricane Maria hit the island of Puerto Rico and in lieu of focusing on its aftermath, Vega plans to settle into a new life on the mainland.
Within the last year, the City of Reno invested close to $100,000 to remodel the front desk of the Reno Police Department. This may sound like a cosmetic adjustment but historically, people would make their reports through a plexiglass window in front of whoever was in the lobby, no matter the case.
The legislation for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, is still in a state of uncertainty.
Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer sat down with KUNR Reno Public Radio News Director Michelle Billman to provide some updates.
According to the Migration Policy Institute, the United States is home to about 1.7 million Filipino immigrants, making them the second-largest immigrant group in the United States after Mexican immigrants. According to the 2016 U.S Census, Washoe County has the second largest Filipino population in Nevada.
Family-owned businesses have a significant influence on the U.S. economy. According to the Conway Center for Family Business, family businesses account for 64 percent of the country’s gross domestic product and produce 62 percent of jobs.
According to TIME, the number of international students in U.S. colleges and universities grew by 7.1 percent last year, topping one million. Students studying abroad face issues such as adjusting to a new culture and trying to communicate in a new language, often in situations in which the student is under a lot of physical and mental stress.
According to a study done by the National Low Income Housing Association, Nevada only has 15 affordable homes available for every 100 extremely low-income people. Reno currently only has 63 affordable apartment properties with a population of approximately 245,000 people.
Escuche y lea la historia en español. The heated national debate on immigration often brings up the question of why undocumented immigrants didn’t enter the U.S. legally. Our reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has been researching this topic, and she’s finding that it’s not that simple. She sat down with KUNR Reno Public Radio News Director Michelle… [Read More]
In August, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Act, which will be fully phased out on March 5, 2018, giving Congress until Dec. 8 to pass a new act. Nevada’s response to this deadline has the two main political parties pushing for separate acts.