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Photo: Desyree Alberganti and Felix Arellano are seen in
With perseverance, restaurateur's dreams solidly on track ... and expanding
Friday, July 26, 2013
Felix Arellano, owner of Viva Las Arepas, Las Vegas’ sole Venezuelan restaurant, was born into the food-service industry. Yet, even he has previously filled his pot too high, and it boiled over into bankruptcy before Arellano was able to pinpoint a recipe for success. In 2006, Arellano bought a restaurant in Las Vegas, his dream after years of working in restaurants in Strip resorts. In 2007, however, he had abandoned the business, selling it at a loss after struggling to turn it around.
Overcoming immigration and same-sex issues in sight for some couples
Overcoming immigration and same-sex issues in sight for some couples
Thursday, July 25, 2013
For binational, same-sex couples, the Supreme Court’s decision in the Defense of Marriage Act case has jolted their lives with forward momentum.
What about the children? Immigration reform hearing focuses on adults
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Politics: Despite disagreement about where focus should be, at least one lawmaker believes House took 'step in right direction of justice'
The House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing Tuesday regarding whether to give undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children a pathway to citizenship.
Five ways the election calendar threatens immigration reform in the House
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Once a candidate commences a campaign, no vote in Washington can escape scrutiny – especially not on a hot topic like immigration reform.
Photo: Jorge Sierra de la Rosa, one of the millions of im
Studies forecast Nevada would reap economic benefits with Senate immigration reforms
Friday, July 19, 2013
Immigration reform will boost Nevada’s economy and bolster its tax revenues, but not as much as states with larger populations of immigrants without legal residency or those states that collect state income tax, according to two studies released in the last week.
Senate's immigration bill has a first for US: merit-based worker visas
Senate's immigration bill has a first for US: merit-based worker visas
Thursday, July 18, 2013
For years, immigration experts and family members have criticized the backlog that awaits green card applicants. A bill that passed the Senate in June tweaks, and in some cases radically changes, every aspect of the immigration system. But discussions have mostly overlooked one provision: the merit-based visa program.
Photo: House Judiciary Committee members Rep. Raul Labrad
How the House immigration bills differ from the Senate
Thursday, July 11, 2013
Adopting a comprehensive approach was key to solving the immigration puzzle in the Senate, but in the House, Republicans are going piece by piece. And so far, they're leaving out the pathway to citizenship piece.
Photo: Barbara Teixeira, right, asks a question to U.S. R
As immigration debate heads to House, lawmakers targeted with polls, ads
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Las Vegas Sol: Congressmen in swing districts, like Heck, getting a lot of attention
From the recent all-out blitz of advocacy advertisements targeting GOP congressman on immigration reform, it would be easy to mistake 2013 for a major election year. Although, according to some recent polling, it may behoove some members of the House of Representatives to act like they are facing re-election a year early.
Eight immigrants driving Reid's support for immigration reform
Sunday, July 7, 2013
As the immigration debate heads to the House of Representatives, here is a look at the stories of the immigrants here illegally as featured on the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Heck bobs and weaves as voters jab at him on immigration reform views
Heck bobs and weaves as voters jab at him on immigration reform views
Thursday, July 4, 2013
With the Senate passing sweeping immigration reform legislation June 27, the fight has shifted to a new ring, the House of Representatives.
Amodei says he would vote against Senate immigration bill
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Rep. Mark Amodei, R-Nev., said this week he does not support the Senate's comprehensive immigration bill, but will continue work on a series of bills the Republican majority in the House is beginning to craft.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, left, D-Nev., a
At Las Vegas rally, Reid continues to push immigration reform: 'We're a long ways from finished'
Monday, July 1, 2013
Politics:
The immigration reform legislation made its way through the Senate, culminating in passage in a 68-32 vote on Thursday, sticking closely to the schedule outlined by Sen. Harry Reid.
Immigration bill heads to hostile House of Representatives
Friday, June 28, 2013
Senate hopes a tough border security amendment will be enough to win over House Republicans who vocally hostile to the immigration bill now headed their way.
Photo: Members of a coalition of immigration reform advoc
Local immigration reform advocates pleased with victory in Senate but preparing for tougher battle in House
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Politics:
After the Senate voted Thursday afternoon to pass a sweeping immigration reform bill, the mood among immigration reform advocates in Las Vegas was one of tempered enthusiasm. Another, likely much tougher, battle lies ahead for immigration reform in the GOP-led House of Representatives.
Photo: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada embrac
Senate passes historic immigration bill 68-32
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Politics:
The Senate has passed historic immigration legislation offering the hope of American citizenship to millions, while promising a military-style surge to secure the border. The vote was 68-32, eight more than needed to send the measure to the House. Prospects there are not nearly as good and many conservatives are opposed. To mark the occasion, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid ordered the Senate to take that vote in one of the most ceremonial fashions at its disposal: a seated vote.

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