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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
Oct. 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
Oct. 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.
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.
Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Oct. 8, 2014
The federal government deported a record number of immigrants in fiscal year 2013. The data showed that 438,421 immigrants were deported in 2013, up approximately 5 percent from the previous record of 418,397 in 2012. More than 2 million people have been deported since President Barack Obama ...
The sign above Line 2 at Taco y Taco on Eastern Avenue in Henderson. There are 14 different types of meat offered at Taco y Taco, but little description offered on the menu.
Tacos translated: Decoding the menu at traditional Mexican taco shops
Oct. 4, 2014
In honor of National Taco Day, a breakdown of the all the various types of Mexican taco meat and the different ways to eat them.
A member of Latino fraternity Sigma Delta Alpha addresses high school students at the 11th Annual Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit held at West Las Vegas Library Oct. 3, 2014. The students were asked to raise their hands if they plan to attend college. Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly organizes the summit every year to promote community involvement and leadership skills among area Hispanics.
250 high school students gather for Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit
Oct. 3, 2014
Hispanic students from nine area schools got lessons on setting goals, taking responsibility for their actions and overcoming obstacles Friday morning at the Hispanic Youth Leadership Summit, an annual workshop organized by Clark County Commissioner Lawrence Weekly.
Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman is escorted to a helicopter in handcuffs by Mexican navy marines at a navy hangar in Mexico City, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. A senior U.S. law enforcement official said Saturday that Guzman, the head of Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel, was captured alive overnight in the beach resort town of Mazatlan.
Discussion: Border security and the Mexican drug cartels
Sept. 23, 2014
“Border Insecurity: The Mexican Drug Cartels and Their Threat to America” starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Mob Museum, and features a diverse panel of experts. ...
Fitsum Berhan, originally of Eritrea, sings along to Lee Greenwood's "Proud To Be An American" during a naturalization ceremony at the Historic Fifth Street School Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Seventy-five people from 26 countries became naturalized U.S. citizens.
Dozens fulfill dream of citizenship in emotional Las Vegas ceremony
Sept. 17, 2014
For the woman from the Philippines it happened while taking the pledge of allegiance. For the man from Israel it was during the rendition of the national anthem. The weight of the moment, becoming a citizen of the United States, hit them at ...
Pew report: Number of immigrants in U.S. illegally holding steady
Sept. 16, 2014
The number of immigrants living in the country illegally has held relatively steady in the last few years, and the majority of the unauthorized population has lived here for more than a decade according to new research from the Pew Hispanic Center.
Mariachi Vargas performs during the 2010 Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival at the Rio on Sept. 18, 2010.
Concerts, festivals, boxing and more on tap for Mexican Independence Day, Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 10, 2014
Like a weekend music festival with multiple stages, getting the most from the multitude of events related to Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month in Las Vegas requires a tactical approach.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.
Obama delays action on immigration until after election
Sept. 8, 2014
President Barack Obama sparked the fury of immigrant advocacy organizations and drew a sigh of relief from fellow Democrats in tough midterm races this weekend when he postponed any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz., that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
Aug. 27, 2014
The national news media may have moved on to topics like the racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., and fighting in the Middle East, but immigration attorneys and advocates say the fight is just beginning over how to handle ...
Immigrant families and children's advocates rally in response to President Barack Obama's statement on the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the United States, outside the Los Angeles Federal building Monday, July 7, 2014. A top Obama administration official says no one, not even children trying to escape violent countries, can illegally enter the United States without eventually facing deportation proceedings.
Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
Aug. 21, 2014
Inaction on immigration reform has left both parties in jeopardy of losing Hispanic voters, either by causing them to grow apathetic or by galvanizing them into a force of ...
This online Spanish-language ad by Democrats attacking Republican Rep. Joe Heck on immigration reads: Failure! Congressman Joe Heck is part of the problem, and his leaders are hurting our Dreamers. He’s failing our community. Shame on him!
Democrats attack Rep. Joe Heck on immigration in Spanish-language ad
Aug. 4, 2014
Republican Rep. Joe Heck may have sided with Democrats on a contentious immigration vote Friday, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats from attacking him today. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats' official campaign arm, is...
Abdul Nasser Karouni is shown with his wife Marian at the Afandi Restaurant and Market, 5181 W. Charleston Blvd., Tuesday, July 15, 2014. His wife was granted citizenship over a year ago but Abdul is still waiting.
Citizenship granted: ‘It’s like a new birthday for me’
Aug. 3, 2014
His case took a bit longer than usual, but Abdul Nasser Karouni, a Lebanese immigrant and Las Vegas small-business owner, is about to become a U.S. citizen ...
An immigrant peers out from a detention area in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the McAllen Border Patrol Station. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border has been elusive.
Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
Aug. 1, 2014
In January, 57 percent of people said they disapproved of the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Now the figure is up to 68 percent.

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