Listen

News 88.9 KNPR
Classical 89.7 KCNV

member station

KNPR

President Meets With Las Vegas Woman To Talk Immigration

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama is meeting with a Las Vegas woman and other DREAMers in the White House to talk about how the president's program to defer deporting the children of immigrants who entered the country illegally has affected their lives.

Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada announced that Blanca Gamez whose family brought her to the United States as an infant would be meeting with the president Wednesday to talk about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals effect.

Gamez has a younger sister who was born in the United States making their mother eligible for the president's latest action that would allow temporary residency for parents also.

Gamez is a co-founder of DREAM Big Vegas and is pursuing law school after earning two degrees at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Copyright 2015 KNPR-FM. To see more, visit http://www.knpr.org/.

Support comes from

More from
,

You won’t find a paywall here. Come as often as you like — we’re not counting. You’ve found a like-minded tribe that cherishes what a free press stands for.  If you can spend another couple of minutes making a pledge of as little as $5, you’ll feel like a superhero defending democracy for less than the cost of a month of Netflix.

More Stories

KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada
KNPR
KNPR's State of Nevada
Some of the kids from the Children's Village attend this high school in the town of Tela. One of the math teachers says some of her best students come from this orphanage.
NPR
Goats and Soda