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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.
Photo: From left to right, Nevada Rep. Steven Horsford, S
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
Immigration:
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.
Photo: Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at the California State
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.
Photo: Astrid Silva, an activist with PLAN and a Nevada i
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.
Photo: Rep. Steven Horsford, D-Nev., speaks at a press co
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.”
Photo: Kyssilla Nestor, born in Colombia, is sworn in as
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?
Photo: Francisco Javier Santoyo, owner of Oro & Jewelers
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.

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