RENO — Dozens of University of Nevada students protested Wednesday against the state attorney general’s backing of a lawsuit aimed at nullifying President Obama’s executive actions blocking deportation of millions of immigrants in the country illegally.
Students stood silently at the noon rally on the Reno campus with signs that read “Stop separating families” and “We are all deportable.”
The school’s Latino Student Advisory Board organized the letter to Attorney General Adam Laxalt that says the lawsuit filed with two dozen other states constitutes a “war on immigrants.”
It says Laxalt’s defense of the suit is a waste of public resources and a threat to the unity of immigrant families throughout Nevada. It says Obama’s executive actions “validate the American Dream.”