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Computer problems lead to immigration court hassles, scrutiny on resources
Wednesday, May 14, 2014
With cases piling up by the thousands, lawyers are getting frustrated and judges are having to dust off cassette tapes to record hearings ...
Court TV: Immigration cases lack personal touch
Court TV: Immigration cases lack personal touch
Sunday, May 11, 2014
With money tight and a growing backlog of cases as politicians get tough on immigration enforcement, judges have had to cut corners. For immigrant detainees, that has meant videoconferenced hearings rather than in-person appearances, which ...
Photo: This is an intake room at the Henderson Detention
Administrative dismissals of immigration cases in Las Vegas fall below national average
Friday, May 2, 2014
Increase in number would ease burden on federal courts, critics say
Of 4,534 cases closed in Las Vegas between October 2012 and March 31, about 3 percent were tossed administratively by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to ICE data surveyed by …
Photo: State Sen. Ruben Kihuen hugs Astrid Silva while th
Las Vegas immigration advocate Astrid Silva earns national honor
Friday, April 4, 2014
Las Vegas Sol:
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 …
House Democrats trying to force vote on immigration reform
Tuesday, 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...
Deported immigrants know consequences of participating in Bring Them Home campaign
Deported immigrants know consequences of participating in Bring Them Home campaign
Saturday, 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
Horsford calls for executive action to halt deportations
Monday, March 17, 2014
Congressman dubs immigration reform the 'civil and human rights issue of our generation’s time'
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 ...
Photo: Francisco Diaz Jr. is recuperating from injuries i
Marooned in Mexico: Did the U.S. government deport an American citizen — three times?
Sunday, 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
Thursday, 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 ...
Photo: Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council
Angry Latino group dubs Obama 'deporter in chief'
Tuesday, 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.
Immigration advocates go hungry to send message to Washington
Immigration advocates go hungry to send message to Washington
Friday, February 28, 2014
Politics: Bus tour stops in Southern Nevada
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.
Photo: Virginia Gonzalez, left, gets information from Sta
Report: Nevada made progressive strides in 2013
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Several laws passed will benefit minority, immigrant communities
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.
Photo: The Clark County Detention Center is seen Friday,
Immigration holds focusing more on criminals
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Metro program seen as a success, but questions remain on effectiveness and legality
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.
Immigration officer's secret: She was smuggled into the country
Immigration officer's secret: She was smuggled into the country
Friday, February 14, 2014
Q+A: Victoria Galan, author of 'Forever Illegal':
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
Wednesday, February 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.

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