The complaint in federal court alleges the Metro officers became angry and didn’t bring an interpreter, take witness statements, check driving records, file any kind of report or allow those involved to exchange information after an accident injured a 4-year-old girl from a Spanish-speaking family.
Two Nevada activists were voluntarily arrested at a pro-immigration reform sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office Thursday, in a demonstration designed to urge Congress’ top Republican to back a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
It isn’t often that the House gets it right on immigration reform, at least not in recent years. Yet, it has done so with the Border Security Results Act of 2013, a sensible piece of legislation that has miraculously emerged from the Committee on Homeland Security and that strikes a fair balance between enforcement and fiscal responsibility.
Felix Arellano, owner of Viva Las Arepas, Las Vegas’ sole Venezuelan restaurant, was born into the food-service industry. Yet, even he has previously filled his pot too high, and it boiled over into bankruptcy before Arellano was able to pinpoint a recipe for success. In 2006, Arellano bought a restaurant in Las Vegas, his dream after years of working in restaurants in Strip resorts. In 2007, however, he had abandoned the business, selling it at a loss after struggling to turn it around.
Immigration reform will boost Nevada’s economy and bolster its tax revenues, but not as much as states with larger populations of immigrants without legal residency or those states that collect state income tax, according to two studies released in the last week.
For years, immigration experts and family members have criticized the backlog that awaits green card applicants. A bill that passed the Senate in June tweaks, and in some cases radically changes, every aspect of the immigration system. But discussions have mostly overlooked one provision: the merit-based visa program.
A friendly soccer exhibition match Saturday night at Sam Boyd Stadium featuring teams from El Salvador and Mexico was just that: friendly. There were no fireworks ignited in the crowd, brawls, fans running onto the field or other incidents to put spectators in danger.
Don’t judge all soccer fans by what happened last week at Sam Boyd Stadium. And not just fans in Las Vegas — worldwide. Most attend games to cheer for their team. They aren’t looking to start a fight and have enough respect for the sport that they don’t storm onto the field. They wave flags, chant songs and blow horns. Their support doesn’t include stomping on an opposing fan's head.
Adopting a comprehensive approach was key to solving the immigration puzzle in the Senate, but in the House, Republicans are going piece by piece. And so far, they're leaving out the pathway to citizenship piece.
From the recent all-out blitz of advocacy advertisements targeting GOP congressman on immigration reform, it would be easy to mistake 2013 for a major election year. Although, according to some recent polling, it may behoove some members of the House of Representatives to act like they are facing re-election a year early.