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Adriana Gaytan, who came to Colorado in 1997 from the Mexican state of Zacatecas, second from left, sits at home with her children who were born in the U.S. from left to right, Osbaldo, 11, Oscar 13, Indhira, 14, and their dog Kissy, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Gaytan will get a driver's license soon, as Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to people who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.
Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants
July 31, 2014
Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict ...
This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Immigration courts speed up children’s cases
July 30, 2014
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants ...
Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, May 29, 2013.
Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
July 29, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find ...
UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a recipient of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), has started the Coalition for Advancement of Undocumented Student Education (CAUSE) to help other immigrant students, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.
Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
July 25, 2014
A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, is seen with Guatemalan President Otto Molina, right, and Honduran President Juan Hernández on Thursday, July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
July 24, 2014
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...
A for sale sign stands outside a bank-owned home in North Las Vegas, Feb. 18, 2009.
Poll: Hispanics remain skeptical about economic recovery
July 22, 2014
The majority of Hispanics say their finances have gotten worse or stayed the same in the last five years, and most are concerned for their economic future according to a new poll.
Mario Guardado is the managing partner of Latin Media Group, which works to promote Las Vegas tourism to Brazilians through its website and online publication, Casino Billionaire.
Prospera la industria comercial
July 20, 2014
A growing number of Latinos have made the Las Vegas Valley their home, have fallen in love with its entrepreneurial spirit and are making their mark on the business community. Here are a few of their stories ...
Two girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area, where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Ariz. The girls are among tens of thousands of immigrants who have flooded over the Southwest border this year, many unaccompanied children. Now, a Reno-based advocate for immigrants says the tide of immigrants is beginning to reach Nevada.
Effects of Southwest’s border crisis reaching into Nevada
July 17, 2014
Every time the phone rings these days, Rosa Molina steels herself for a heart-wrenching story. She has been taking far more calls than usual from immigrants, and many of them are sharing tales of abuse and violence. This week, she has already taken a call from a mother who says she paid a smuggler $7,000 to escort her children from El Salvador to the United States, only to be contacted and asked for...
First grade student Angel Rosales and his sister Marisol look over one of Angel's compositions during a parent-teacher conference at Lois Craig Elementary School in North Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013. Marisol helped her mother with some translation. About 80 percent of students at the school are Hispanic.
Report: Nevada Hispanics face many obstacles to scholastic, financial success
July 15, 2014
A new report says Hispanics in Southern Nevada trail their counterparts in neighboring states when it comes to ...
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
July 14, 2014
Metro Police announced today that they will no longer detain immigrants based solely on a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change was ...
Estela Gonzalez, right, and her daughter Mikaela, center, assist Maria Castro, left, and her 2-year-old daughter Natalia Maravillaga. Castro and her daughter are from Honduras and traveled across Mexico and into Texas en route to family in Stanford, Conn. Gonzalez volunteers with a group in McAllen, Texas, that comes to the aid of immigrants.
On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants
July 13, 2014
The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S. A man, frowning, headed for the door of the church with a young girl in tow. So did several women clutching children, looking dazed when a large group of volunteers suddenly stopped what they were doing and raised their hands in applause. “Bienvenidos,” said one. Welcome. The new arrivals were ushered inside.
Tom Skancke, president and CEO of the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, speaks with the Las Vegas Sun Editorial board, Wednesday June 26, 2013.
LVGEA endorses immigration reform
July 11, 2014
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance became the latest business association to endorse immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for those without legal residency, when the board of directors approved a resolution on Friday.
Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates call for immigration reform
July 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/opinion/sheldon-adelson-warren-buffett-and-bill-gates-on-immigration-reform.html
Jay Palmer, a whistleblower against Infosys, an Indian firm that eventually paid a hefty fine for H1 B visa infractions, poses during a New York visit, Thursday July 3, 2014. Amid calls for expanding the nation's temporary skilled worker program, some Americans are pushing back. They argue the so-called H-1B program has been hijacked by staffing companies that import cheaper, lower-level workers to replace more expensive U.S. employees.
Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas
July 6, 2014
Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wis., plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India.
Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media Monday, June 23, 2014, in Weslaco, Texas, after touring the McAllen Border Patrol station. Perry said that the border is not secure, adding, "This is an absolute humanitarian catastrophe waiting to happen."
Gov. Perry: Send child immigrants back home
July 3, 2014
The tens of thousands of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified Thursday at

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