Immigrants' Rights

Information About Deferred Action for DREAMers

On June 15, 2012, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security formally announced that it will offer deferred action to “DREAMers.” For all the promising undocumented youth who call America “home,” this represents the opportunity to come out of the shadows and fully embrace the only country they know. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services recently released printed rules about the program. The American Immigration Council has prepared a Q&A fact sheet on what is known and not known about the new program. This is not legal advice from the ACLU of Nevada.

Laxalt’s Misguided Lawsuit A Step Backwards

Yesterday, Attorney General Laxalt announced that he will be joining the lawsuit against President Obama’s Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program. The President chose Nevada to make his historic announcement, and we should be embracing immigrant families and expanding our economy.

Community Forum on DAPA/DACA

Que hacer después del anuncio del Presidente Obama?

Los invitamos para aprender sobre:

Stepping Out of the Shadows

My mother, Estela, and I arrived in the United States in 1988. I was two years old as she carried me in her arms across the Mexico-U.S. border. I was too young to understand what was happening, but my mom has told me many times why we left.

Washoe Co. Detainer Policy A Step in the Right Direction - But Does Not Protect Civil Rights

RENO, NV — Today, Washoe County Sheriff Michael Haley announced that his office will not hold people in custody at the Washoe County Detention Facility for one particular type of detainer request made by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency, a branch of the Department of Homeland Security.

More Trust: A Community Forum with Clark County Sheriff Candidates

A moderated, public forum to provide community residents the opportunity to learn more about the candidates running for the office of Clark County Sheriff. During the forum, community groups and members of the general public will be able to ask questions directly of the candidates. Spanish translation services will be available.

DMV Meeting to Discuss Driver Authorization Cards

Driver Authorization Cards will make our roads safer by providing a card for all Nevada residents who pass the driver’s exams, including immigrants and regardless of their status. The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles will begin issuing Driver Authorization Cards on January 2, 2014.

While the law that created this card is already in effect, the DMV is in the process of making additional rules about the card. Some of the proposed DMV rules are helpful to applicants, but others create additional barriers that may make it difficult to obtain and use the card.

Inmigración: Un Juego de Vida

¿Tiene curiosidad acerca de nuestro sistema de inmigración actual? Únase a nosotros para un juego de mesa de tamaño humano hecho de historias reales de inmigración y datos sobre la legislación vigente. ¿Será capaz de obtener la ciudadanía? Venga a ver!

5 de octubre es el Día Nacional por la Dignidad y el Respeto de los Inmigrantes.

Immigration: A Life Game

Are you curious about our current immigration system? Community organizations are setting up a life-sized board game with 11 stations to pass through on the way to citizenship based on real immigration stories and facts about the current laws. Play the whole game, or stop by some of the stations. Find out if you will be able to get citizenship!

Path to Citizenship Public Assembly

The immigration system in America is broken, and the vast majority of Americans are calling for more just and humane procedures. America needs comprehensive immigration reform that will keep families together, create a road map to citizenship, and is affordable, fair and just. Join us on Tuesday, August 20 to call on Congressman Mark Amodei, Northern Nevada’s congressional representative, to make comprehensive reform a priority.

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