Both President Obama and the bipartisan group of senators proposing comprehensive immigration reform insist that unauthorized immigrants must move to "the back of the line." But what is the line? In fact, there's are many lines - limits on overall immigration but also limits on immigrants from any one country. And some believe that's the problem. Countries that provide big numbers of immigrants have a line that is so long it might encourage more unauthorized immigration.
In June, the Obama administration announced the availability of work permits and temporary legal status to undocumented immigrants who meet certain requirements. Those eligible for the permits must be younger than 30-years-old and have arrived in the United States before the age of 16. Immigrants must also have a clean criminal record and be a student, a high school graduate or have served in the military.
A four-year-old discrimination lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio will be heard by a judge this month. The class action suit alleges Arpaio's office engaged in institutional discrimination against Latinos in Maricopa County and that the department's policy on undocumented immigrants led to the violation of U.
What happens when you cross borders and live between two different worlds? That's what UNR professor Debbie Boehm explores in her work. She's researched how the migration and deportation of Mexicans has affected their families and their communities in Mexico and America.
Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa says there's no way Arizona's controversial SB 1070 immigration law can be enforced without racial profiling. He has also applauded a new law passed in California dubbed the "Anti-Arizona" bill that protects undocumented immigrants from status check by law enforcement. Villaraigosa was in Las Vegas this week to address the National Council of La Raza National Conference and he joins us.
The Supreme Court laid out one of its most anticipated decisions on Monday: whether or not Arizona cops could determine whether someone is an illegal immigrant under the so-called "show me your papers" law, SB1070. The Court upheld that main provision, but cut down three pertaining to the state.
The Obama administration made a bold move on Friday when it announced it would stop deporting some undocumented immigrants. In an executive order President Obama said young undocumented people who have no criminal background, came to the U.S. before they were 16 and who are in school can apply for work permits and be spared deportation for up to two years. In Nevada several DREAM Act supporters have rallied in support of the bill which would provide a path to citizenship for immigrants who came to the country as children and who serve in the military. We talk with undocumented students and a political expert about the ramifications of the Obama decision.
A new series on the Mexican election from Fronteras: The Changing America Desk explores the importance of the Mexican election on both sides of the border. We talk with two reporters from the series on how businesses and people on both sides of the border will be affected by the election.
Controversial Maricopa County Sheriff, Joe Arpaio is being sued by the Department of Justice for allegedly discriminating against Latinos in Phoenix. The suit says the sheriff and his office have "engaged and continue to engage in a pattern or practice of unlawful discriminatory police conduct directed at Latinos in Maricopa County.
Utah looks odd sitting beside Arizona and Alabama but the federal government is now suing the Beehive State to strike down its immigration law. But this law is different from the more draconian laws that emphasize the need for immigrants to prove that they are legal residents.
Nevada Assemblywoman, Lucy Flores recently held a forum for citizens to address Metro police and local Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents on safety in the community. Some residents said they had friends and family who were deported, despite having no criminal record.