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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.
Supporters with Fast for Families rally with their speakers during a media stop in downtown Henderson as part of a nationwide bus tour Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.  L.E. Baskow
Immigration advocates go hungry to send message to Washington
Feb. 28, 2014
Advocates for immigration reform on a bus tour to Washington, D.C., stopped in Henderson to ask people here to fast one day a week for their cause.
Virginia Gonzalez, left, gets information from State Sen. "Mo" Denis at the Department of Motor Vehicles office on East Sahara Avenue Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014. Denis is the author of SB 303, allowing for Nevada Driver Authorization cards, which passed in June. DMV offices were busier than usual Thursday as many people applied for the new card, which will allow undocumented immigrants to drive legally in Nevada. Applications for the card began today.
Report: Nevada made progressive strides in 2013
Feb. 26, 2014
In just a few years, the Hispanic community has become a force in state politics. A racial report card released Tuesday outlines specific laws passed last year that are considered major victories for minorities and immigrants.
A carpenter works on a new home at a residential construction site in the west side of the Las Vegas Valley in Las Vegas, April 5, 2013.  Las Vegas Strip casinos are shown in the background.
Recession deeper, lingering longer for Nevada Hispanics, UNLV report asserts
Feb. 25, 2014
A new report shows unemployment among Hispanics in Nevada surged during the recession and has been slow to bounce back. The reason, the authors say, is tied to where Hispanics tend to work.
The Clark County Detention Center is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.
Immigration holds focusing more on criminals
Feb. 18, 2014
Metro Police and immigration officials overseeing Nevada are placing a higher proportion of immigration holds on people with previous criminal convictions, according to a recent report.
Former Immigration and Naturalization Services employee Victoria Galan, the author of the the book “Forever Illegal”
about the immigration system, is sen in her home Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014.
Immigration officer's secret: She was smuggled into the country
Feb. 14, 2014
A retired U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service official, who herself was smuggled into the country as a child, has some advice for government agencies and for immigrants.

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