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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:
||Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
||Lyon County Sheriff’s Office
||Nye County Sheriff’s Office
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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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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