DACA

The U.S. Supreme Court will soon decide the fate of the DACA program. Meanwhile, several dozen child-advocacy groups, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, recently filed an amicus brief in the case.

 Velas y carteles de protesta se pueden ver en el suelo. Las velas deletrean "DACA".
Jeff Scheid / The Nevada Independent

El Gobernador de Nevada Steve Sisolak anunció que se unió a una petición para que el Congreso actúe por una solución permanente para beneficiarios de programas que durante años han protegido a miles de inmigrantes de la deportación y les han otorgado permisos de trabajo.

Erika Castro at the Nevada State Legislature
Michelle Rindels.

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For Erika Castro, it took years of doing odd jobs, babysitting and cleaning houses to be able to afford college. As an undocumented student, she faced more barriers in her quest for financial aid than U.S. citizens who can simply fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and land a Pell grant. Neither Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients nor undocumented students without DACA can receive federal aid.

Una mujer sonriendo y abrazando a una almohada.
Karina Gonzalez

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El Estatus de Protección Temporal, o TPS, es otorgado por el Departamento de Seguridad Nacional. Permite a las personas de varios países como Nicaragua, El Salvador y Haití vivir en los Estados Unidos temporalmente como un "refugio seguro". A finales de 2017, la administración Trump anunció la terminación del programa para numerosos países; sin embargo en octubre, un juez federal de California pospuso la decisión pendiente de más revisiones por los tribunales. Nuestra reportera Karina González visitó con una beneficiaria de TPS de Nicaragua, cuyo estatus de protección temporal debía terminar el 5 de enero.

Woman smiles and hugs pillow.
Karina Gonzalez

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Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, is designated by the Department of Homeland Security. It allows people from various countries to live in the U.S. as a temporary “safe haven.” In late 2017, the Trump Administration announced it would terminate the program for four countries; however, in October, a federal judge in California put those plans on hold until there is further review by the courts. KUNR Reporter Karina Gonzalez visited a TPS holder from Nicaragua, whose status was originally set to terminate Saturday.

Un hombre secandose las manos
Karina Gonzalez

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Según los últimos datos de los Servicios de Inmigración de los Estados Unidos, hay más de 2,500 (dos mil quinientos) beneficiarios de DACA viviendo en el norte de Nevada y en el área rural de Nevada. Desde el comienzo, el programa, ha protegido a sus beneficiarios contra la deportación. Pero desde el año pasado, las personas indocumentadas que fueron traídas a los Estados Unidos cuando eran niños han estado viviendo en un limbo legislativo, después de que la Administración del Presidente Donald Trump rescindiera el programa. Sin embargo algunos están haciendo todo lo posible para seguir adelante a pesar de la incertidumbre, como aquellos que comenzaron su negocio propio. Nuestra reportera Karina Gonzalez informa.

Business Owners Protected By DACA Still In Limbo

Sep 13, 2018
Karina Gonzalez

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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. KUNR’s Karina Gonzalez has the story.

Seis cosas que debería saber sobre cómo obtener una visa

May 23, 2018
Imágen del mapa: G.E. Bullard, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/ Texto y diseño gráfico: Natalie Van Hoozer
Natalie Van Hoozer

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En el candente debate nacional sobre inmigración usualmente surge la pregunta de ¿por qué los inmigrantes indocumentados no ingresan legalmente a los Estados Unidos?

Nuestra reportera Natalie Van Hoozer ha estado investigando el tema y descubrió que no es tan simple. Se reunió con Michelle Billman, nuestra Directora de Noticias, para analizar el proceso de obtención de una visa.

Algunos de los diputados de Nevada están respondiendo a los posibles cambios de las leyes federales de inmigración. La reportera Natalie Van Hoozer informa. 

Anxiety Mounts: One DACA Student In Reno Shares Her Story

Mar 19, 2018
Neftalí Cruz Nicolás

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The deadline for Congress to come to a decision about the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has come and gone with no clear solution. The 700,000 recipients are living in a continued state of uncertainty. Our reporter Camille Stuyvesant recently spoke with a local DACA recipient about her experiences.

 

 

 

 

DACA Students At UNR Remain In Limbo

Mar 9, 2018
Jahahi Mazariego is the UNR Social Services Coordinator and works with the university's undocumented students.
Jolie Ross

When President Donald Trump ordered an end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, last fall, he told Congress to pass a replacement by March 5, 2018. That did not happen and now those protected by the program could soon be eligible for deportation.

Nevada Legislators Respond To DACA Uncertainty

Jan 30, 2018

Some of Nevada’s Congressional leaders are responding to possible changes in federal immigration laws. Reno Public Radio’s Natalie Van Hoozer has the story.

On Friday, the federal government shut down. Part of the reason was that lawmakers were unable to work out a deal on the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program. Among the lawmakers who voted against a spending bill because of the lack of action on DACA, was Nevada’s Democratic Senator Catherine Cortez Masto. She spoke with our political reporter Paul Boger about that vote.

Paul Boger

Immigration advocates in Reno are calling on Congress to overturn the Trump Administration's recent decision to rescind temporary legal status for El Salvador residents living in the U.S. Reno Public Radio's Paul Boger reports.


Seven Things To Know About DACA

Dec 26, 2017
Nevada State Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (right) spoke in the U.S. Senate to ask for support in passing the DREAM Act. She also shared a letter from DACA recipient and Reno resident Maria Toca (pictured in middle photo).
Screenshot from a Facebook video posted by the Facebook account of Senator Catherine Cortez Masto

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 our news director Michelle Billman to provide some updates.  

Here are seven things to know.

A la gente de Nevada le preocupa el futuro de DACA

Dec 8, 2017
María Toca fue la primera persona en la ciduad de Reno que recibió DACA.
Andrea Jimenez

La Casa Blanca ha manifestado que el martes el Presidente Trump anunciará su decisión sobre el futuro del programa de la Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia (DACA, sus siglas en inglés) y la gente de Nevada está reaccionando. Natalie Van Hoozer, reportera de KUNR, informa.

Six Things To Know About Getting A Visa

Dec 1, 2017
Map image credit: G.E. Bullard, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/  Text and graphic design: Natalie Van Hoozer
Natalie Van Hoozer

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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 our News Director Michelle Billman to break down the visa process. 

Here are six things to know.

Photo Project Shows Human Side Of DACA Debate

Nov 27, 2017
 An artist with the Inside Out Dreamers Project pastes photos of UNR students on the sidewalk who had their photos taken to show solidarity with Dreamers.
Natalie Van Hoozer

 

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.

 

The Inside Out Dreamers Project aims to show solidarity with so-called Dreamers by letting community members take their pictures in a photo booth truck. The images are then pasted on the sidewalk for all to see.

Panelists included Reno law enforcement, Councilman Oscar Delgado and the Northern Nevada International Center's Carina Black.
Natalie Van Hoozer

A Reno church held a forum this week in partnership with local law enforcement and community organizations to cover topics for immigrants and refugees. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story. 

All the seats in Ministerio Palabra de Vida were full, with more than 100 community members. For Pastor Cesar Minera, the location for the forum played a big role in the attendance.

Renoites Offer DACA Assistance Before Renewal Deadline

Sep 26, 2017
Natalie Van Hoozer

The deadline for people to renew their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status is fast approaching, and northern Nevadans are organizing legal help. KUNR reporter Natalie Van Hoozer has the story. 

Current beneficiaries of DACA will only be able to renew their status if their paperwork is received by the Department of Homeland Security by October 5. 

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