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Jorge Espinosa stands beside Maria, his wife of 30 years, who has received her deportation orders to return to Mexico, on Monday, April 15, 2014. The couple are living in their daughter's home in North Las Vegas. The Espinosas have U.S. citizen children, have lived in the United States for more than two decades and continue to fight for their U.S. citizenship.
How immigration inaction could separate families
May 18, 2014
Jorge and Maria Espinosa bought into the American dream, but after 20 years here, could be torn apart by deportation. Immigration advocates are urging President Barack Obama to act on behalf of families like theirs ...
Computer problems lead to immigration court hassles, scrutiny on resources
May 14, 2014
With cases piling up by the thousands, lawyers are getting frustrated and judges are having to dust off cassette tapes to record hearings ...
Court TV: Immigration cases lack personal touch
May 11, 2014
With money tight and a growing backlog of cases as politicians get tough on immigration enforcement, judges have had to cut corners. For immigrant detainees, that has meant videoconferenced hearings rather than in-person appearances, which ...
More Hispanics leave the Catholic Church for other faiths, survey says
May 10, 2014
While some St. Louisans celebrated Cinco de Mayo with guacamole and beer, the women of St. Cecilia Catholic Church marked it with their devotion. On Monday night, draped ...
This is an intake room at the Henderson Detention Center on Oct. 16, 2013. The center contracts with the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to house immigration detainees.
Administrative dismissals of immigration cases in Las Vegas fall below national average
May 2, 2014
Of 4,534 cases closed in Las Vegas between October 2012 and March 31, about 3 percent were tossed administratively by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to ICE data surveyed by …
Study: Upscale Hispanics key consumers of designer goods
April 30, 2014
Upscale Latinos are young, digitally connected and represent a growing and important segment for marketers, according to a study released ...
State Sen. Ruben Kihuen hugs Astrid Silva while they gather to listen to President Obama's announcement of new immigration reforms Friday, June 15, 2012, at the offices of the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada.
Las Vegas immigration advocate Astrid Silva earns national honor
April 4, 2014
A prominent immigration reform advocate and community organizer from Las Vegas who has helped influence Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid garnered more national recognition this week. The American Immigration Council’s Immigrant Youth Achievement Award winner is Astrid Silva …
Michael Peña stars as the title character in Diego Luna's Cesar Chavez.
Community groups promise biggest Cesar Chavez celebration ever
March 27, 2014
A handful of organizations have planned a trio of events starting today and running into the weekend that will honor the memory and values of labor leader and civil rights activist Cesar Chavez.
House Democrats trying to force vote on immigration reform
March 25, 2014
House Democrats are readying their second discharge petition of the month, this time, in an effort to push Republican Speaker John Boehner to schedule a vote on immigration reform. “We will move forward with the discharge petition because...
Ceci Walters assists Waldemer Morales in signing up for health insurance at the Nevada Health Co-Op Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
Enrollment of Hispanics a key factor in the future of Obamacare
March 25, 2014
Hispanics make up a quarter of the state's overall population but 43 percent of its uninsured population. Recent studies show Hispanics are more prone to...
Oriel Siu, left, holds her sign opposing deportations during a demonstration outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Wash., Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Deported immigrants know consequences of participating in Bring Them Home campaign
March 22, 2014
Earlier this month, deportee Dolores Lara joined 30 other undocumented immigrants who showed up at a border crossing in San Diego, Calif., seeking to re-enter the U.S. to join family ...
Horsford calls for executive action to halt deportations
March 17, 2014
Rep. Steven Horsford shared his mother’s story of coming to the United States as a child from Trinidad and called on President Obama to use his “pen and phone” to ...
Francisco Diaz Jr. is recuperating from injuries in Mexicali, Baja California. He was born in Mexico but grew up in Las Vegas with a green card. He was beaten and robbed after he was deported to Mexicali.
Marooned in Mexico: Did the U.S. government deport an American citizen — three times?
March 16, 2014
Francisco Diaz Jr., like his six siblings, was raised in Las Vegas, speaks English as his primary language and considers himself American. Unlike his six siblings, Junior is not officially a U.S. citizen. His mother is a citizen, having been born in Texas. So why isn't he?
Immigration reform protest aims to reunite families, spur action
March 13, 2014
Sandra Ramos is going to cross the border with more than 30 other people who, like her, are not U.S. citizens. They won't wait for the dark of night, trying to sneak in undetected. In fact, they are going to turn themselves in to the Border Patrol ...
Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council of La Raza, is shown on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 22, 2013.
Angry Latino group dubs Obama 'deporter in chief'
March 4, 2014
The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the "deporter in chief," denouncing the administration's deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants.

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