Gov. Sisolak signs onto statement to support legislative solutions for immigrants living in limbo
Carson City – In the wake of the Trump administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Temporary Protected Status (TPS), and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED), Governor Steve Sisolak is joining more than 500 state and local elected officials by signing a bipartisan statement urging Congress to pass permanent protections and a path to citizenship for Dreamers and TPS holders.
“One out of every five Nevadans are immigrants, and our state welcomes them and celebrates their contributions to our thriving economy and cultural diversity,” Gov. Sisolak said. “It’s long past time that Dreamers and TPS holders in Nevada and across the country stop being forced to live in fear and uncertainty. Passing permanent protections for Dreamers and TPS holders will send a strong message that we value these individuals’ role in our communities and will allow them to continue to make meaningful contributions to our economy without the pain of living in limbo.
“Here in Nevada, my administration is taking a bold step in helping new and aspiring Americans participate fully in civic and economic life by establishing the Governor’s Office for New Americans to help immigrants and refugees navigate the process of integration while promoting their important contributions to our state,” Gov. Sisolak continued. “The success of our state is rooted in our ongoing commitment to welcoming and integrating new, aspiring, and visiting immigrants into the Nevada family. Congress must follow states’ examples and finally pass permanent protections for these important members of our communities – not only is it the smart thing to do, it’s the right thing to do.”