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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.
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Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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 ...
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Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
Thursday, August 21, 2014
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...
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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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Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
Friday, August 1, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Blame is widespread as Congress, Obama grapple with border surge
In January, 57 percent of people said they disapproved of the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Now the figure is up to 68 percent.
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House OKs bill for crisis on U.S.-Mexico border
Friday, August 1, 2014
The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP legislation passed 223-189 late Friday on ...
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Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict ...
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Immigration courts speed up children’s cases
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants ...
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Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find ...
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Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
Friday, July 25, 2014
A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...
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U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...
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Effects of Southwest’s border crisis reaching into Nevada
Thursday, July 17, 2014
IMMIGRATION: As D.C. deliberates, Northern Nevada sees surge in requests for legal aid
Every time the phone rings these days, Rosa Molina steels herself for a heart-wrenching story. She has been taking far more calls than usual from immigrants, and many of them are sharing tales of abuse and violence. This week, she has already taken a call from a mother who says she paid a smuggler $7,000 to escort her children from El Salvador to the United States, only to be contacted and asked for...
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Monday, July 14, 2014
Metro Police announced today that they will no longer detain immigrants based solely on a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change was ...
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On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S. A man, frowning, headed for the door of the church with a young girl in tow. So did several women clutching children, looking dazed when a large group of volunteers suddenly stopped what they were doing and raised their hands in applause. “Bienvenidos,” said one. Welcome. The new arrivals were ushered inside.

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