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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...
Deported immigrants know consequences of participating in Bring Them Home campaign
Deported immigrants know consequences of participating in Bring Them Home campaign
Saturday, March 22, 2014
Earlier this month, deportee Dolores Lara joined 30 other undocumented immigrants who showed up at a border crossing in San Diego, Calif., seeking to re-enter the U.S. to join family ...
Horsford calls for executive action to halt deportations
Horsford calls for executive action to halt deportations
Monday, March 17, 2014
Congressman dubs immigration reform the 'civil and human rights issue of our generation’s time'
Rep. Steven Horsford shared his mother’s story of coming to the United States as a child from Trinidad and called on President Obama to use his “pen and phone” to ...
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Marooned in Mexico: Did the U.S. government deport an American citizen — three times?
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Francisco Diaz Jr., like his six siblings, was raised in Las Vegas, speaks English as his primary language and considers himself American. Unlike his six siblings, Junior is not officially a U.S. citizen. His mother is a citizen, having been born in Texas. So why isn't he?
Immigration reform protest aims to reunite families, spur action
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Sandra Ramos is going to cross the border with more than 30 other people who, like her, are not U.S. citizens. They won't wait for the dark of night, trying to sneak in undetected. In fact, they are going to turn themselves in to the Border Patrol ...
Photo: Janet Murguia, president and CEO, National Council
Angry Latino group dubs Obama 'deporter in chief'
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
The president of a prominent Latino advocacy group called President Barack Obama the "deporter in chief," denouncing the administration's deportation of nearly 2 million immigrants.
Immigration advocates go hungry to send message to Washington
Immigration advocates go hungry to send message to Washington
Friday, February 28, 2014
Politics: Bus tour stops in Southern Nevada
Advocates for immigration reform on a bus tour to Washington, D.C., stopped in Henderson to ask people here to fast one day a week for their cause.

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