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December 19, 2014

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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.
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
Oct. 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
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.

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