State lawmakers voted Monday to advance a major mining tax package that will allocate a combined $500 million to public education through new and extended mining taxes and federal COVID relief dollars — pushing the compromise package through the legislative process quickly on the final day of session. The Assembly vote on AB495 was 28-14, with all… [Read More]
The clock struck midnight, and Nevada lawmakers finally adjourned the 2021 Legislature after a frantic final few hours that saw the passage of major election, budget, tax and other big-ticket bills. By the end of Monday evening, lawmakers had advanced bills decriminalizing traffic tickets, moving the state to a presidential primary, authorizing cannabis consumption lounges… [Read More]
A legislative committee voted on party lines Wednesday to limit local police cooperation with federal immigration authorities after hearing stories of families affected by deportations, including a 13-year-old boy who became suicidal during his father’s monthslong stay in immigration detention. The Assembly Government Affairs Committee voted 8-5 to advance AB376, sponsored by Assemblywoman Selena Torres (D-Las Vegas), which… [Read More]
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who were brought to the U.S. as children have been living in legislative limbo after the Trump Administration rescinded the program.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.
President Donald Trump is calling for an end to “chain migration” along with tighter legal immigration control, but what exactly does that term mean?
Some of Nevada’s Congressional leaders are responding to possible changes in federal immigration laws.
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.
In August, the Trump administration rescinded the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals Act, which will be fully phased out on March 5, 2018, giving Congress until Dec. 8 to pass a new act.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.
With continued uncertainty about the future of the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, a community art project recently stopped at the University of Nevada, Reno, to highlight the issue.
Assembly Bill 145 is proposing to extend the statute of limitations for victims of child sexual abuse by one decade, increasing the timeframe a victim can sue from 10 to 20 years on civil cases.