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Las Vegas hosts national immigration conference

Posted at 5:47 AM, Oct 03, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-03 11:07:57-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The nation's largest immigration rights conference begins at the Westgate hotel-casino in Las Vegas Sunday.

The conference is bringing 41 of the nation's largest regional immigration rights groups together with partners to address emerging migration issues across the United States.

The National Immigration Integration Conference, lead by the National Partnership for New Americans, will be joined by policymakers, academics, corporate and community leaders, faith organizations, members of the Biden Administration and Gov. Steve Sisolak.

The four-day conference will focus on the economic and cultural benefits of immigration to the United States, and attempt to figure out the best way to handle a wave of migration from Central America and Haiti following political chaos and a powerful earthquake, and Afghanistan with more than 100,000 people were flown from the country following the Taliban takeover.

Nevada is set to soon receive 565 refugees and 85 immigrants with special visas, and Sisolak has pledged to support settlement organizations like Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada.

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CCSN director of immigration and migration services says they will need community help as housing is definitely pretty limited in Las Vegas with them reaching out about available housing.

The conference begins Saturday with a youth conference focusing on LatinX and youth leadership and will get into full swing Monday with speeches from Sisolak and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Ur Jaddou.