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House conservatives rule out immigration reform this year
Feb. 5, 2014
Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting the GOP should wait until next year when the party also might control the Senate.
Titus, Horsford urge president to stop deportation of undocumented immigrants
Jan. 27, 2014
Nevada’s Democratic House members have signed on to an appeal insisting President Barack Obama stop the practice of deporting immigrants without authorization to be in the United States.
People head into the Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. DMV offices were busier than usual Thursday as many undocumented immigrants applied for Nevada Driver Authorization cards. Applications for the new card, which will allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Nevada, began today.
Applications for driver's authorization cards remain brisk
Jan. 9, 2014
After a week of taking applications, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has issued 830 driver's authorization cards and learner's permits.
In this photo taken on June 29, 2012, Sergio Garcia poses in an almond orchard in Durham, Calif., similar to one he used to work at.
Court grants law license to man in U.S. illegally
Jan. 2, 2014
The California Supreme Court granted a law license Thursday to a man who has lived in the U.S. illegally for two decades, a ruling that advocates hope will open the door to millions of immigrants seeking to enter other professions such as medicine, accounting and teaching.
Chef Jose Andres, who runs China Poblano, Jaleo and É by Jose Andres in Las Vegas, recently became a citizen of the United States. Andres is also culinary director of SLS Hotels and is currently working on the SLS Las Vegas, set to open in fall 2014.
With citizenship in hand, chef now ready to focus on SLS Las Vegas opening
Dec. 30, 2013
Chef Jose Andres, who helped popularize the Spanish tradition of tapas in the United States, has restaurants in four U.S. cities and Puerto Rico, helms a nonprofit organization and teaches college classes. While managing all of those responsibilities, Andres and his wife, after 23 years in the country, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a ceremony Nov. 13 in Baltimore. Andres already operates Jaleo, É by Jose Andres and China Poblano in Las Vegas, and the offerings from the James Beard Award-winner will expand in 2014. Andres is culinary director for SLS Hotels and is currently planning the lineup ...
New laws for 2014 span driver's licenses, taxes and tax credits, transportation and more
Dec. 27, 2013
People living in the United States illegally will qualify for a Nevada driver's license, filmmakers who produce in Nevada will be eligible for a tax credit, motorists in Clark County will pay an additional 3.4 cents for a gallon of gasoline, and thousands will have health insurance coverage under a new federal law managed by the state. These are only a few of the 45 laws passed by the 2013 Legislature that take effect Jan. 1.
Government says deportations down 10 percent, percentage of criminal deportees up
Dec. 19, 2013
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 368,644 people from the country in fiscal year 2013, down approximately 10 percent from fiscal year 2012.
Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at the Culinary Academy in Las Vegas on Thursday, October 18, 2012.
Biden to participate in online immigration discussion, Hispanic organizations issue midterm congressional report card
Dec. 11, 2013
With the debate over broad immigration reform inevitably moving into 2014 and advocates regrouping for the next congressional session, Vice President Joe Biden will participate in a live Internet discussion on immigration this afternoon. Biden and Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will take questions from the public on immigration in an online forum hosted by internet communication service Skype and search engine Bing from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
U.S. Rep. Joe Heck, R-Nev. speaks to the press outside after a Town Hall at Windmill Library in Las Vegas on Tuesday, July 2, 2013.
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
Dec. 11, 2013
Were everything going according to plan, Rep. Joe Heck would have introduced his immigration bill by now. The second-term congressman thought it would have much smoother sailing in the House.
District wants ‘lots of results’ from Zoom schools
Dec. 9, 2013
The Clark County School District has wholeheartedly embraced a new statewide initiative to help Nevada’s large population of non-English-speaking students, according to officials.
Nevada's Hispanics work to boost representation on education boards
Dec. 9, 2013
Hispanics students represent nearly half of all Clark County public schoolchildren and nearly a quarter of all students in Southern Nevada colleges and universities. Yet, Hispanic membership on Nevada’s K-12 and higher education boards historically has been lacking.
Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) responds to a question during a town hall meeting with constituents at Pacific Pines Senior Apartments in Henderson Tuesday, Feb.19, 2013.
Rep. Heck reveals details of his Dream Act legislation
Dec. 5, 2013
Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Wednesday released details of his immigration reform legislation, which he says will help put more immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally on the road to citizenship than the Dream Act passed in the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sits down with the Las Vegas Sun, Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013.
Reid confident Congress to pass immigration bill, says Boehner will 'cave in'
Dec. 4, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Tuesday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system sometime next year.
Theresa Navarro, right, and Bob Fulkerson, to her left, participate in a pro-immigration reform sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner's office in the Longworth House Office Building in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, July 31, 2013.
In brief: Boehner hires immigration adviser; fast on National Mall reaches 22 days
Dec. 3, 2013
As the Dec. 12 end of the U.S. House of Representatives' 2013 session inches closer, immigration-reform advocates are hoping for progress while House leaders are offering little concrete information on when debate on the issue will begin.
Sergio Osorio, director of Federation of United Michoacan Clubs of Nevada, addresses the media at a press conference Thursday Nov. 21, 2013 calling for an investigation of Herbalife, a nutrional supplement company that uses independent distributors to sell products and create new networks of distributors. Osorio and other Hispanic leaders have said the company is misleading its distributors about the potential earnings.
Groups urge investigation of Herbalife for promises made to Hispanic distributors
Nov. 21, 2013
A trio of organizations serving the Hispanic community says nutritional supplement company Herbalife is misleading independent distributors, promising profits that are all but unattainable, and they have asked Nevada Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto to investigate the multinational company.

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