El Alma de Mexico, a documentary that debuted publicly at the 2021 Student Documentary Film Festival on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) last December, for the first time on film showcased the Ballet Folclórico Internacional de Reno, according to its artistic director. “Thank you so much for taking all of this… [Read More]
Flowers were blooming on a recent Saturday inside Winchester Dondero Cultural Center as sisters Ana Martinez and Joyce Mayorquin snipped and folded colorful pieces of tissue paper during a workshop. The final step — twisting and attaching a green pipe cleaner to form the stem — brought the paper flowers to life. The floral creations will decorate… [Read More]
Every year, thousands upon thousands of people attempt to cross the southern border into the United States in search of a better life for themselves and their loved ones. This route is a symbol of courage, fear, uncertainty and abandonment, but also of hope. What made you leave? What did you have to abandon? How… [Read More]
Cynthia Aguilar became the first Mexican woman and Latina to swim the 21.3-mile length of Lake Tahoe. She was crewed by coach Fernando Quintana and the swim was certified by Katie Blessington of the Lake Tahoe Open Water Swimming Association. At 7 p.m. on July 31, Aguilar began the swim from the south shore of… [Read More]
Birria tacos have recently become a popular dish in the United States. They are full of shredded meat with chopped cilantro and onions. Sometimes, in between the two crispy tortillas cheese can be added to make it a “quesabirria” tacos. The tacos are then dipped into a consomme. Birria is a thick meat stew. It… [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]
The U.S House of Representatives passed new COVID-19 relief legislation that drops some restrictions to receiving aid, like requiring a social security number. However, this Nevada resident has been ineligible for federal aid due to her husband’s immigration status. To protect the couple from retaliation their names or location have not been included. They live… [Read More]
Approximately 38.5 percent of Spanish-speakers in Washoe County speak very little English, which raises concerns on the lack of Spanish-speaking healthcare workers in the area.
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]