Local leaders and immigrant advocates marked the ninth anniversary of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) by once again calling for congressional action on pending legislation that would create a path to citizenship for thousands of “Dreamers.” Tuesday marked the anniversary of the Obama-era DACA program, which protects an estimated 640,000 people nationwide… [Read More]
The House approved legislation this week that would provide a path to citizenship to about 2.5 million people brought to the U.S. illegally as children, including 12,000 in Nevada. The House also approved legislation to provide a path to citizenship for undocumented farmworkers, renewed protections against victims of domestic violence and removed the deadline to ratify… [Read More]
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]
Nevada elected officials and immigrant advocates celebrated on Thursday when the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the DACA program that offers relief to people brought to the country illegally as children, with justices describing the Trump administration’s decision to rescind it as “arbitrary and capricious.” The 5-4 ruling — somewhat unexpected for immigrants rights… [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]
Everyone has started to feel the pressure brought on by COVID-19, but those who are recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program have been in a stressful position for months. In an effort to acknowledge their current concerns, the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) will host a Virtual Town Hall on… [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 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.