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Nevada leaders weigh in on Obama’s immigration plan
Thursday, November 20, 2014
President Obama's executive order on immigration may bypass the vote of Congress. Las Vegas democrats and republicans have lots to say about it.
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Why Obama chose Las Vegas to rally public support for immigration plan
Thursday, November 20, 2014
A Las Vegas high school will serve as President Barack Obama’s backdrop Friday when he touts his plan to reform the country’s immigration system without the approval of Congress. Obama plans to take executive action to defer deportations for up to 5 million undocumented immigrants and extend visas for highly skilled workers. Joined by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, he’ll announce his plans to ...
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Harry Reid urges Obama to ‘go big’ on immigration
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said Tuesday that President Barack Obama should take executive action as quickly as possible to remake the nation's immigration system. It was a shift from last week when Reid said Obama should wait to act until ...
Report: Nevada has largest share of unauthorized immigrants
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The number of immigrants who are in Nevada illegally dropped by about 20,000 people from 2009 to 2012. But Nevada still has the largest share of any state of unauthorized immigrants in its total population, according to ...
Photo: Chris Montalvo, 27, sits in his parents home Sunda
Some immigrants trapped in ‘age-out’ loophole
Sunday, November 9, 2014
The law allows the child of immigrants to become a naturalized U.S. citizen if he is not yet 18 when his parents gain citizenship. In the alternate, the child can receive a green card when his parents do, if he is not yet 21. Chris Montalvo fell through the seams ...
Photo: In this Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014, photo, Lena Dyring
Some eligible immigrants say no to U.S. citizenship
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
More than an estimated 8.5 million immigrants living in the U.S. were eligible for citizenship in 2012. Yet fewer than 800,000 took the leap. If statistics hold, nearly 60 percent of the remainder eventually will — a percentage that has been slowly ...
Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Immigration:
The federal government deported a record number of immigrants in fiscal year 2013. The data showed that 438,421 immigrants were deported in 2013, up approximately 5 percent from the previous record of 418,397 in 2012. More than 2 million people have been deported since President Barack Obama ...
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Discussion: Border security and the Mexican drug cartels
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Mob Museum hosts panel of border experts
“Border Insecurity: The Mexican Drug Cartels and Their Threat to America” starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Mob Museum, and features a diverse panel of experts. ...
Photo: Fitsum Berhan, originally of Eritrea, sings along
Dozens fulfill dream of citizenship in emotional Las Vegas ceremony
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
For the woman from the Philippines it happened while taking the pledge of allegiance. For the man from Israel it was during the rendition of the national anthem. The weight of the moment, becoming a citizen of the United States, hit them at ...
Pew report: Number of immigrants in U.S. illegally holding steady
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Majority of population has lived here more than a decade
The number of immigrants living in the country illegally has held relatively steady in the last few years, and the majority of the unauthorized population has lived here for more than a decade according to new research from the Pew Hispanic Center.
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Obama delays action on immigration until after election
Monday, September 8, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: President criticized from all sides
President Barack Obama sparked the fury of immigrant advocacy organizations and drew a sigh of relief from fellow Democrats in tough midterm races this weekend when he postponed any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.
Photo: Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Custom
Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
IMMIGRATION:
The national news media may have moved on to topics like the racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., and fighting in the Middle East, but immigration attorneys and advocates say the fight is just beginning over how to handle ...
Photo: Immigrant families and children's advocates rally
Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
POLITICS:
Inaction on immigration reform has left both parties in jeopardy of losing Hispanic voters, either by causing them to grow apathetic or by galvanizing them into a force of ...
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Democrats attack Rep. Joe Heck on immigration in Spanish-language ad
Monday, August 4, 2014
Republican Rep. Joe Heck may have sided with Democrats on a contentious immigration vote Friday, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats from attacking him today. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats' official campaign arm, is...
Photo: Abdul Nasser Karouni is shown with his wife Marian
Citizenship granted: ‘It’s like a new birthday for me’
Sunday, August 3, 2014
His case took a bit longer than usual, but Abdul Nasser Karouni, a Lebanese immigrant and Las Vegas small-business owner, is about to become a U.S. citizen ...

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