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Conditions for young, detained immigrants are humanitarian crisis, Horsford says
Conditions for young, detained immigrants are humanitarian crisis, Horsford says
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Horsford toured a southern Texas detention facility Saturday and was appalled by what he saw: About 50 children crowd into bedroom-size cells, where they sleep on concrete floors ...
Democrats lean on House to pass immigration reform
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Congressional Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., renewed their calls today for House Republicans to take up immigration reform. “Republicans are the reason we haven’t been able to do immigration reform,” Reid said at...
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Adelson supports immigration reform, but will his wallet follow suit?
Friday, June 20, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Sands chief pens op-ed calling for GOP to lead on reform
Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and recently one of the biggest Republican donors, published an op-ed calling for Congress to pass immigration reform in Politico Magazine Thursday.
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DACAmented: Two more years of deferred action work permits
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Recently renewed program gives eligible young immigrants working rights
On the ground in immigrant communities, those who received work permits through DACA say the program has been a psychological and financial boost, albeit temporary. In Nevada, thousands of young people have received the permits, leading to driver’s licenses, jobs and increased opportunities for education.
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Jose Antonio Vargas documentary comes to Las Vegas
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Shocked by a lack of government response, Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas wants to spark a national conversation about immigration in the United States by talking about ...
Raid on illegal clinic spurs question: Is enforcement adequate?
Friday, June 6, 2014
The arrest of an unlicensed health care provider in Las Vegas has prompted questions about how much progress has been made in a crackdown on illegal health clinics that began in 2012.
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Immigration activists cited with trespassing at Rep. Joe Heck’s office
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Five protesters pushing for immigration reform legislation were cited on counts of trespassing at Joe Heck’s local office this morning after they demanded to be heard and refused to leave. A group of more than 30 protesters...
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Reid: President justified to act on immigration reform if Congress doesn’t
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid joined this morning with representatives from the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and other area business and tourism organizations to trumpet the need for urgent action on immigration reform. It has been nearly a year since the Senate passed...
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Bill allowing immigrants here illegally to serve in military splits GOP
Saturday, May 24, 2014
By now, Brian Huerta thought he would be out of Marines basic training and settling in with his unit, combat training with his M-16, learning navigation and technical skills, building trust with his comrades and ...
How immigration inaction could separate families
How immigration inaction could separate families
Sunday, May 18, 2014
Jorge and Maria Espinosa bought into the American dream, but after 20 years here, could be torn apart by deportation. Immigration advocates are urging President Barack Obama to act on behalf of families like theirs ...
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 ...
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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 …
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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...

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