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January 29, 2015

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This Jan. 14, 2013, photo shows attorney Adam Laxalt introducing his wife, Jaime, and their daughter, Sophia, at the Republican Men's Club luncheon at the Atlantis Resort-Reno.
Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration
Nov. 28, 2014
In one of his first public moves since winning office on Nov. 4, Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt added his name to a statement condemning ...
Nevada rules for immigrant benefits a gray area
Nov. 26, 2014
While details are emerging about what kinds of federal benefits might be available to immigrants covered by President Barack Obama's recent executive order, the rules surrounding state benefits ...
President Barack Obama tries to quiet one of three hecklers as he addresses the crowd after meeting with community leaders about the executive actions he is taking to fix the immigration system Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014, in Chicago.
Obama takes on hecklers over immigration policy
Nov. 25, 2014
Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they ...
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio responds to President Barack Obama's intention to spare millions of illegal immigrants from being deported, a use of executive powers that is setting up a fight with Republicans in Congress over the limits of presidential powers, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Stymied? Republicans seek immigration response
Nov. 21, 2014
United against President Barack Obama but uncertain how to stop him, outraged Republicans struggled for a response on immigration Friday that would check the president without veering into talk of impeachment or a government shutdown. Their remedy was far from clear. Republicans weighed filing a lawsuit. Or trying to block funding for ...
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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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.
‘It’s so exciting’: How Obama’s plan could benefit Nevada families
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Nov. 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
Oct. 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.