Our Metropolis (December 12, 2017): The Dream Act
This week host Gary Larson sits down with regular panelists UNLV Political Science Professor David Damore and managing director of The Nevada Independent Elizabeth Thompson to discuss accusations of sexual harassment against Nevada Representative Ruben Kihuen. They also discuss Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke’s recommendation to shrink the Gold Butte National Monument and Nevada’s standing in the recently released America’s Health Ranking report.
This past year President Donald Trump rescinded the Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals program putting 800,000 undocumented youth in risk of deportation. Democrats are now hoping to pass The Dream Act in its place by the end of the year. In this segment, host Gary Larson sits down with immigration organizer Erika Castro to discuss how the future of this legislation will affect immigrant communities in Nevada and across the country.