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November 22, 2014

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  • Patricia Ashworth protests outside Del Sol High School on Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. President Barack Obama will sign executive orders initiating immigration reform at the school this afternoon.

    Protesters on both sides of immigration issue turn out for Obama visit to Las Vegas

    November 21, 2014

    The national rancor over immigration spilled onto a quiet Las Vegas high school campus this morning, as protesters on both sides of the issue turned out for President Obama’s ...

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    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio sues Obama over immigration plan

    November 21, 2014

    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an outspoken critic of the federal government, announced late Thursday he’s suing President Barack Obama over his recently unveiled plan to reform the nation’s immigration system. A group called Freedom Watch is ...

  • President Barack Obama announces executive actions on immigration during a nationally televised address from the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama outlined a plan on Thursday to relax U.S. immigration policy, affecting as many as 5 million people.

    Obama’s immigration decision has precedents, but may set a new one

    November 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama’s planned action to shield millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally from deportation and grant them work permits opens a new front in the decadeslong debate over the scope of presidential authority. Although Obama is not breaking new ground by ...

  • Activists at a Las Vegas community center watch party embrace as they celebrate the news of President Barack Obama's immigration announcement, Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014.

    How Obama’s plan could affect Nevada families

    November 21, 2014

    President Barack Obama’s plan to reform the country’s immigration system could have a big impact on Nevada, which has the biggest ...

  • President Barack Obama speaks to the nation as seen on live broadcasts in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014. Obama spoke about his executive action that will affect millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States.

    3 takeaways from Obama’s immigration announcement

    November 20, 2014

    Crowds rejoiced with cheers, hugs and tears at a Las Vegas community center Thursday evening as President Barack Obama formally announced his long-awaited plan for ...

  • Nevada leaders weigh in on Obama’s immigration plan

    November 20, 2014

    President Obama's executive order on immigration may bypass the vote of Congress. Las Vegas democrats and republicans have lots to say about it.

  • President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014.

    Why Obama chose Las Vegas to rally public support for immigration plan

    November 20, 2014

    A Las Vegas high school will serve as President Barack Obama’s backdrop Friday when he touts his plan to reform the country’s immigration system without the approval of Congress. Obama plans to take executive action to defer deportations for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants and extend visas for highly skilled workers. Joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he’ll announce his plans to ...

  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

    Harry Reid urges Obama to ‘go big’ on immigration

    November 18, 2014

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should take executive action as quickly as possible to remake the nation's immigration system. It was a shift from last week when Reid said Obama should wait to act until ...

  • Report: Nevada has largest share of unauthorized immigrants

    November 18, 2014

    The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to ...

  • Chris Montalvo, 27, sits in his parents’ home Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014. Montalvo’s parents became citizens after he turned 18, but citizenship is transferred only to children younger than 18.

    Some immigrants trapped in ‘age-out’ loophole

    November 9, 2014

    The law allows the child of immigrants to become a naturalized U.S. citizen if he is not yet 18 when his parents gain citizenship. In the alternate, the child can receive a green card when his parents do, if he is not yet 21. Chris Montalvo fell through the seams ...

  • The documentary film "¿Es El Chapo?" from director Charlie Minn, explores the arrest of the Sinaloa drug cartel leader Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

    Documentary questions arrest of Mexican drug lord

    October 31, 2014

    The documentary “¿Es El Chapo?” (Is it El Chapo?), which opens in Las Vegas today, investigates the questions surrounding the capture of infamous Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman.

  • Colorful paper decorations and sugar-coated skulls are on display in many of the altars presented at the annual Life in Death: Day of the Dead Festival at the Winchester Cultural Center and Park, Nov. 1, 2009.

    Day of the Dead is anything but lifeless in Las Vegas

    October 29, 2014

    Events celebrating the Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) are growing and spreading in the valley, and Hollywood has even had a hand in popularizing the holiday. “It’s amazing how Day of the Dead has come on, and more people are interested in the history and traditions ...

  • In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, photo, Lena Dyring, a representative for the Norwegian Seafarer’s labor union, stands for a photo at Port Miami in Miami. Dyring, who came to the U.S. in 2005 with her husband, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Colombia, has no plans of becoming a U.S. citizen.

    Some eligible immigrants say no to U.S. citizenship

    October 28, 2014

    More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap. If statistics hold, nearly 60 percent of the remainder eventually will — a percentage that has been slowly ...

  • In this June 30, 2014, photo, President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, pauses while making a statement about immigration reform in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, D.C.

    Poll: Hispanic support of Democrats dipping

    October 23, 2014

    Hispanic voters are increasingly frustrated with the federal impasse over immigration reform and are souring on Democrats, according to a new poll that also offers insights into the 2016 presidential race.

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