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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.
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.

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