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Photo: Chef Jose Andres, who runs China Poblano, Jaleo an
With citizenship in hand, chef now ready to focus on SLS Las Vegas opening
Monday, December 30, 2013
Q+A: Jose Andres:
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
Friday, December 27, 2013
Law:
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
Thursday, December 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.
Photo: Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a rally at
Biden to participate in online immigration discussion, Hispanic organizations issue midterm congressional report card
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Immigration in Brief: :
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.
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
washington:
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
Monday, December 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.
Photo: Congressman Joe Heck (R-NV) responds to a question
Rep. Heck reveals details of his Dream Act legislation
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Politics:
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.
Reid confident Congress to pass immigration bill, says Boehner will 'cave in'
Reid confident Congress to pass immigration bill, says Boehner will 'cave in'
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid predicted Tuesday that Congress will pass an overhaul of the nation’s immigration system sometime next year.
Photo: Theresa Navarro, right, and Bob Fulkerson, to her
In brief: Boehner hires immigration adviser; fast on National Mall reaches 22 days
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: No timeline offered for House to debate reform
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.
Photo: People wait to be called to a counter Tuesday, Sep
D.C. approves licenses for undocumented immigrants
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: Mexican Consulate to host meeting on Nevada driver's authorization cards
The Mexican Consulate will host an informational meeting on Thursday on the new driver's authorization cards. Nevada is one of 11 states that allows residents to drive regardless of their immigration status. Washington, D.C., approved a similar measure this week.
Immigrant detention: Is Henderson’s financial boon part of a national boondoggle?
Immigrant detention: Is Henderson’s financial boon part of a national boondoggle?
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
City has been paid millions annually to house immigrant detainees, but the center and reasons for detentions come under increasing fire
With an average detainee population of more than 200 per day, the Henderson Detention Center has been the primary facility in Nevada for housing federally detained immigrants since early 2011.
Photo: House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., cent
Immigration in brief: House whip says no time to pass reform in 2013; advocates continue to press
Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: Sixteen days remain in House 2013 session
With 16 days left in the 2013 congressional session, some politicians are already writing immigration reform's obituary, at least for this year. Reform advocates, however, are still hoping something passes before the holiday recess.
Photo: Melynda Espinoza (background),15, interprets for h
Lost in translation? Parent-teacher conferences bring about own challenges for non-English speakers
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
There are nearly 150 languages spoken in the homes of Clark County students, according to district officials. The majority of non-English-speaking students’ families speak Spanish, with Tagalog — a language from the Philippines — a distant second. Languages from across the world — Africa, Asia, Europe and South America — are represented among parents and students in the School District. Although the district provides some translation services and several nonprofits work with non-English-speaking parents on engagement, there’s not enough translators come parent-teacher conference time.
Immigration supporters target GOP House members seen as amenable to reform
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Las Vegas Sol:
With the federal shutdown over, immigration-reform advocates are getting a message out to Congress, especially its Republican members: Now is the time to pass immigration legislation and prove Capitol Hill still can function. Armed with polls targeting specific congressional districts of GOP House members who are seen as flexible on the issue, a coalition of immigration-reform supporters is telling the lawmakers that leading the way on legislation will help, not harm, them politically.
Immigration-reform supporters urge Las Vegas' Catholic Church hierarchy: Speak up publicly, speak out publicly
Immigration-reform supporters urge Las Vegas' Catholic Church hierarchy: Speak up publicly, speak out publicly
Sunday, October 20, 2013
After months of coordinated activities between immigration-reform activists and Catholic dioceses across the country, including a 150-mile march in Florida ending at a Catholic church, Las Vegas' Catholic reform advocates are asking why their own bishop is not marching beside them.

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