Henderson, Nev. – Henderson community leader Jacky Rosen, candidate for Nevada’s 3rd Congressional District, released the following statement on the Supreme Court’s deadlocked ruling today which blocks President Obama’s deferred action initiatives for immigrant families:
“I’m deeply disappointed with today’s ruling because implementing these deferred action initiatives would help give law-abiding, hardworking immigrant families the peace of mind they deserve while growing our economy and creating jobs here in Southern Nevada. This decision is thanks to Republicans in Congress, who have refused to pass immigration reform and instead forced their gridlock and obstruction to spill over to our nation’s highest court. Just like Donald Trump, my ultra-conservative opponent Danny Tarkanian is against DACA and DAPA, and he’s more interested in building a wall and mass deportation rather than fixing our broken immigration system. Danny Tarkanian would only add to the mess in Washington that is failing immigrant families in Nevada’s 3rd District.”
An analysis from the Center for American Progress found that if DAPA and DACA Expansion were fully implemented, then over the next decade Nevada’s GDP would grow by $2.5 billion, residents’ incomes would increase by $1.4 billion, and 3,000+ jobs would be created in our state.
Jacky Rosen was the first member of her family to graduate from college, where she worked two jobs and took out student loans to make ends meet. Over summers, Jacky waitressed in Las Vegas and was a proud member of the Culinary Workers Union Local 226. After graduation, Jacky worked as a computer programmer and systems analyst for some of the biggest companies in Nevada, including Summa Corporation, Citibank, and Southwest Gas Company. As President of Congregation Ner Tamid in Henderson for the past three years, Jacky dedicates her time to building community and helping those in need. Jacky lives in Henderson with her husband Larry, a radiologist at the Las Vegas Veterans Hospital, and her daughter Miranda.