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Reid, Amodei can't wait to move on to next big issue: immigration
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
The budget and debt fight isn’t quite over, but Nevada lawmakers are already naming their next challenge immigration reform.
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Lost in translation: Immigration advocates raise issues with regulations for driver's authorization cards
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
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The establishment of a Nevada driver’s authorization card, mainly for use by immigrants in the country illegally, is wrapped up in debate over who will translate required documents and concerns the Department of Motor Vehicles will unwittingly create a fertile field for fraud.
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California's Brown vetoes bill to allow non-citizens on juries
Monday, October 7, 2013
Gov. Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have made California the first state in the nation to allow non-citizens who are in the country legally to serve on jury duty.
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Immigration-reform supporters push forward, even as budget battle pushes issue to back burner
Friday, October 4, 2013
A few months ago immigration was atop most federal lawmakers’ agenda, but a budget standoff and looming debt-ceiling showdown have stolen the spotlight for lawmakers and the public.
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Horsford helps draft new immigration reform; says, 'Now is the time to get this done'
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Politics:
Immigration has largely been relegated to the back burner while Congress trades slugs amidst a federal government shutdown. But today, a band of House Democrats — including both of Nevada’s Democratic representatives — tried to give it new life, releasing a comprehensive reform legislation they say they are “ready to move.”
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Would you pass the U.S. citizenship test?
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: Take a sample quiz to test your civics knowledge
According to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, 92 percent of naturalization candidates pass the English and civics tests. Applicants get two chances at both tests. If they fail twice, they have to reapply for naturalization and pay the $680 fee again. Think you would pass the civics test?
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Groups keep heat on congressional delegation for immigration-reform support
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Nevada’s entire congressional delegation has publicly stated support for reform legislation that includes a pathway to citizenship. But organizations and individuals in the Silver State aren’t letting up their push until immigration reform becomes a reality.
For these immigrants, benefits of US citizenship worth any struggle
For these immigrants, benefits of US citizenship worth any struggle
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Some immigrants become naturalized U.S. citizens because they see it as the culmination of a lifelong love affair with their adopted country. Many people want to vote and fully participate in U.S. politics and society. Still others are motivated by different opportunities only open to citizens.
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Newly documented young adults living up to deferred action's promise
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
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While millions of immigrants residing in the country illegally are wringing their hands in a nervous holding pattern as Congress weighs a sweeping reform program, Las Vegan Juan Salazar has already gotten a taste of life with legal status. In June 2012, President Barack Obama introduced deferred action for childhood arrivals, a temporary program that offers work permits to immigrants with no criminal record who were brought to the United States at a young age. To be eligible they must be in school, have a high school diploma or its equivalent, or have served in the military.
Reid: Obamacare isn't perfect, but it's good; Yucca mountain is dead
Reid: Obamacare isn't perfect, but it's good; Yucca mountain is dead
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Politics:
Majority Leader Harry Reid offered a feel-good presentation for the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce today in a question-and-answer session with chamber Chairman Jay Barrett.
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Heck yearns for ‘comprehensive’ discussion, not rhetoric, on immigration reform
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
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U.S. Rep. Joe Heck knows the “pathway to citizenship” is the sticky part of the immigration-reform debate that sends politicians into frazzled fits of tongue-tied constituent coddling.
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Nevada activists arrested in D.C. immigration protest
Friday, August 2, 2013
Politics:
Two Nevada activists were voluntarily arrested at a pro-immigration reform sit-in outside House Speaker John Boehner’s office Thursday, in a demonstration designed to urge Congress’ top Republican to back a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.
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White House continues to press for immigration reform, re-emphasizes economic benefits
Thursday, August 1, 2013
he Obama administration continues pounding for immigration reform this week, with White House officials releasing two separate reports on the economic benefits of overhaul legislation.
National Hispanic group rethinks voter turnout strategy
National Hispanic group rethinks voter turnout strategy
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: Hispanic voters may hit 2014 polls in force as referendum on immigration reform results
The National Council of La Raza, which was active in voter turnout campaigns in Las Vegas in 2012, is rethinking its strategy and the best use of its resources.
Shocker: House finally gets something right
Saturday, July 27, 2013
OTHER VOICES:
It isn’t often that the House gets it right on immigration reform, at least not in recent years. Yet, it has done so with the Border Security Results Act of 2013, a sensible piece of legislation that has miraculously emerged from the Committee on Homeland Security and that strikes a fair balance between enforcement and fiscal responsibility.

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