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Public News Service - NV: Immigrant Issues

The DACA program remains in place for now, but advocates for Nevada immigrants say anyone at risk of being detained should have an emergency plan and an attorney. (avidcreative/iStockphoto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. - Advocates for Nevada's immigrants are speaking out, educating people on their options in light of the Trump administration's increased enforcement actions. On the campaign trail, Trump had threatened to revoke Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), the program that allow

Nevada Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto became the first Latina to be sworn in as a member of the U.S. Senate on Tuesday. (C. Cortez Masto)

CARSON CITY, Nev. – The country's first Latina U.S. Senator, Catherine Cortez Masto, was sworn into office on Tuesday representing the Silver State, a point of pride for Hispanic leaders in Nevada. The Democrat is the first female Hispanic senator ever, and one of only four Hispanics in the U

Summer meal programs for children kick off this week and next around the state. (Nevada Dept. of Agriculture)

LAS VEGAS - There are 261,000 children in Nevada are eligible for free or reduced-price lunches, but only about 10 percent actually show up for the free meals each summer. Nonetheless, the Nevada Department of Agriculture will distribute meals at 323 sites around the state, serving 627,000 breakfa

The U.S. Supreme Court takes up the high profile DAPA and DACA immigration cases, amid rallies today across the country, including Las Vegas. (avidcreative/iStockphotos)

LAS VEGAS - Immigration advocates from Nevada are rallying in Washington, D.C. and in Las Vegas today hoping the U.S. Supreme Court will uphold two programs that affect undocumented immigrants. One makes it possible for undocumented parents of U.S. citizens to get temporary work permits and Social

Women make almost 15 percent less than men in Nevada, which is better than the national gender pay gap of 21 percent. (IS_imagestore/morguefile)

LAS VEGAS - Equal Pay Day is today, April 12, this year - so, it now takes women almost 16-and-a-half months to earn what men make in a year. A new study from Congress' Joint Economic Committee says in Nevada, men make almost 15 percent more than women, which is actually better than the national p

Nevada voting advocates call Monday's Supreme Court decision on state voting districts

LAS VEGAS - Voting-rights advocates are calling Monday's U.S. Supreme Court decision "a huge victory for democracy," for keeping in place the system known as "one person, one vote." In the case, Evenwel v. Abbott, the plaintiffs had argued that states should be required to draw legislative distr

Health advocates are making a big push to enroll Latino Nevadans before the Jan. 31 deadline for coverage through the Affordable Care Act.(kathyyeulet/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - Nevada has about 350,000 uninsured residents, by some estimates, and close to 40 percent of them are Latino. So, health advocates are launching the National Latino Week of Action, starting Saturday, with insurance enrollment events to be held around the state. Anne Filipic, president of

January is National Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Nevada ranks in the top 10 for the number of calls to the national human trafficking hotline. (saiyood/iStockphoto)

LAS VEGAS - January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month and the problem is particularly severe in Nevada. Statistics show the Silver State is one of the the 10 worst for human trafficking, with hundreds of calls to the national hotline each year. Experts blame it on the state's multi-bi

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