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PROGRAM 287G

The 287(g) program, one of ICE’s top partnership initiatives, allows a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), in order to receive delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions.

Many counties in Nevada have entered an agreement with ICE and when people are detained for a traffic violation police officers in Las Vegas, Nye and Lyon county will be able to identify and process them for removal under ICE supervision.  

Make the Road Nevada and its members believe that a traffic stop should not result in a detention center that carries out deportation. The system has to change. We know that 287g requests are the priority for immigration agents more than any other in our state and that has to change.

Read more about Nevada’s involvement:

NEVADA Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Jail Enforcement 2016-06-28 link
NEVADA Lyon County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement 2018-05-04 link
NEVADA Nye County Sheriff’s Office Jail Enforcement 2017-04-20 link
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DACA

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an executive action taken by President Obama on June 15, 2012 that protected certain people who came to the United States as children from deportation and gave them permission to work. This victory was won because of the incredible and persistent organizing of immigrant youth and has been critical for the life of over 600 thousand people under the program.

However, because DACA was an executive order and not a law passed by Congress, the President had the authority to end it and our current president Donald Trump did.

  • September 5, 2017 Trump’s administration officially ended DACA.
  • January 9, 2018: A San Francisco federal judge ordered USCIS to accept DACA renewals nationwide
  • February 13, 2018: A New York federal judge second the decision to accept DACA renewals. The parties had until October 5, 2018 to submit supplemental briefs.
  • May 1, 2018: Texas and six other states (Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, and West Virginia) filed a lawsuit against the federal government in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Brownsville Division, challenging the creation of the 2012 DACA program.
  • August 31, 2018: In consequence of the lawsuit established in May, a Texas federal judge ruled to temporarily allow DACA renewals to continue. His decision to deny their request to end the program indefinitely recognizes the significant hardships that DACA beneficiaries would experience if he was to terminate DACA.
  • March 12, 2019 Representatives Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), and Yvette Clarke (D-NY) introduced The Dream and Promise Act (DPA)
  • NOW: People who currently have or previously had DACA may apply to renew it.

Renew your DACA ( https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/deferred-action-childhood-arrivals-response-january-2018-preliminary-injunction)

Read the FAQ on the Dream and Promise Act of 2019 here

Learn more about Dreamers Stories here

Make the Road Nevada continues to collect donations to help our community pay for their DACA renewal fees. For many, a $495 fee can be out of reach especially for students & working families. Giving as little as $5 can make a world of difference. Please give back to our community & make the future of DREAMers a little bit brighter. You can donate at: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Make-The-Road-Nevada

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Earned Paid Sick Days 4 NV

Make the Road NV as part of the Time to Care Nevada coalition is urging legislatures to take action & allow families to receive one of the most basic workers right of Earned Sick Days. Working families without any access to earned paid sick days, forces hard working Nevadans to choose between missing a day of work & pay to take care of themselves or a loved one. This simply isn’t right!

We’re fighting for workers to be able to earn one hour of sick leave for every 26 hours worked. This would give a worker who puts in 40 hours per week 10 paid sick days a year. The proposal would kick in after 60 days on the job.  Everyone gets sick but not everyone has the time to get well! Working families need this justice! Currently in Nevada there is no law that requires private sector employers to provide employees paid or unpaid sick days. Many employers do grant it as an important benefit and if they do it is important that they state it in their employee handbook.

Q & A

Why are Earned Paid Sick Days important?

Earned paid sick leave not only makes working people’s lives better, it makes our communities stronger and in turn, our city or state a better, more attractive place to live and work.

Would this affect businesses?

By providing paid sick days, a small business owners can cut down on the high cost of turnover and loss of productivity, while creating healthier families and communities.

What if people take advantage of the system?

National surveys show that most people who have access to earn sick days rarely use all the time available to them – in fact most people usually use only half of the time off they have earned

Who doesn’t have paid sick days in Nevada?

According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, an estimated 487,869 private sector workers in Nevada, or 49 percent of the workforce, cannot earn a single paid sick day to use to recover from common illnesses or seek medical care.

The problem in our community is a real one, our families are face with tough decisions everyday. Our families can’t be forced to make the impossible choice between taking care of their children or parents and their incomes.
 

Small Businesses support Earned Paid Sick Days for their employees:

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Puerto Rico 1 Year Later

Hurricane Maria shows a death toll of 4,600 according to a new report. This hurricane has shown to be the deadliest natural disaster on US soil, and one that until this day continues to be ignored by the federal government. As a result, from the crisis on the Island, many families are arriving to Nevada, as we welcome them, we also stand alongside these families until they receive the respect they deserve and until policies are put in place to aid the island.

 

For the few people that we have met that are now living in Las Vegas, they are struggling to get access to resources and services.

 

Watch the story of Milagros Lozada, a Puerto Rican that was in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria made landfall.

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Route 91

On October 1st, 2017, our city of lights went through a horrible event. Massive shooting at the Route 91 country music festival left 58 dead and hundreds of others injured. Other than concert goers there was a group of undocumented immigrants working that day at food booths, cleaning restrooms, and behind the stage. Regardless of their status, these people experienced the shooting like every other person that attended the concert. Some are still injured until this day, and all of them have been emotionally scarred for life.

This unfortunate event lead many of the documented victims to apply for a visa U, which is a visa for victims of crime in the United States. Getting to this point was not easy but definitely worth it.

See more of what has happen this far here

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