Nevada DREAMers celebrated a federal judge’s decision Friday afternoon that requires the federal government to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program to function as it did prior to September 2017, when President Donald Trump terminated it. U.S. District Court Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the Eastern District of New York ordered the… [Read More]
Last week the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy, which grants a two-year work permit and protection from deportation to nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. KUNR’s Natalie Van Hoozer spoke with Holly Welborn, the policy director for the American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada (ACLU)… [Read More]
On Thursday, the Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. The decision impacts roughly 700,000 DACA recipients who were anxiously awaiting the news. DACA recipients all over the country woke up yesterday to the news of the Supreme Court’s DACA decision. Samuel Rosales is a DACA… [Read More]
As early as Thursday, the Supreme Court is expected to rule on the constitutionality of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy. Also known as DACA, the immigration policy grants undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children an opportunity to obtain a renewable two-year work permit and protection from deportation. The program started during… [Read More]
Although Peter Park, a graduating medical student and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient has been limited to what kind of work he can do in a clinical setting, he has still found ways to contribute during the coronavirus pandemic. Park volunteers with the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority (REMSA) screening COVID-19 phone calls… [Read More]
Tens of thousands of DACA recipients are experiencing increased levels of emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials with the Nevada System of Higher Education have extended their support by debunking misinformation during a time when recipients nervously await the Supreme Court’s decision on whether or not to rescind the policy. Deferred Action for Childhood… [Read More]
Like many other students across the country participating in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, María Villaseñor-Magana anxiously waits for the upcoming United States Supreme Court decision about the policy’s continuation. DACA is a government policy that offers young immigrants like Villaseñor-Magana temporary work authorization in the United States. Through this program, certain… [Read More]
The University of Nevada, Reno offers support in the form of advising and resources for students with DACA and undocumented status. After the 2016 presidential election, some members of Reno’s community began to have concerns. Many wondered what would happen to the program Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and how the University planned on… [Read More]
The deadline for people to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status is fast approaching, and northern Nevadans are organizing legal help.
The concerns they heard ranged from students not knowing how their families would be affected by potential changes, to federal legislation, to teachers not knowing how to help their undocumented students feel safe in the classroom.