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Report: Nevada made progressive strides in 2013
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Several laws passed will benefit minority, immigrant communities
In just a few years, the Hispanic community has become a force in state politics. A racial report card released Tuesday outlines specific laws passed last year that are considered major victories for minorities and immigrants.
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Immigration holds focusing more on criminals
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Metro program seen as a success, but questions remain on effectiveness and legality
Metro Police and immigration officials overseeing Nevada are placing a higher proportion of immigration holds on people with previous criminal convictions, according to a recent report.
Immigration officer's secret: She was smuggled into the country
Immigration officer's secret: She was smuggled into the country
Friday, February 14, 2014
Q+A: Victoria Galan, author of 'Forever Illegal':
A retired U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service official, who herself was smuggled into the country as a child, has some advice for government agencies and for immigrants.
House conservatives rule out immigration reform this year
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Conservative Republicans on Wednesday ruled out any immigration legislation in the House this year, insisting the GOP should wait until next year when the party also might control the Senate.
Titus, Horsford urge president to stop deportation of undocumented immigrants
Titus, Horsford urge president to stop deportation of undocumented immigrants
Monday, January 27, 2014
Nevada’s Democratic House members have signed on to an appeal insisting President Barack Obama stop the practice of deporting immigrants without authorization to be in the United States.
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Applications for driver's authorization cards remain brisk
Thursday, January 9, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: 830 cards and permits issued in the first week
After a week of taking applications, the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles has issued 830 driver's authorization cards and learner's permits.
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Court grants law license to man in U.S. illegally
Thursday, January 2, 2014
The California Supreme Court granted a law license Thursday to a man who has lived in the U.S. illegally for two decades, a ruling that advocates hope will open the door to millions of immigrants seeking to enter other professions such as medicine, accounting and teaching.
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With citizenship in hand, chef now ready to focus on SLS Las Vegas opening
Monday, December 30, 2013
Q+A: Jose Andres:
Chef Jose Andres, who helped popularize the Spanish tradition of tapas in the United States, has restaurants in four U.S. cities and Puerto Rico, helms a nonprofit organization and teaches college classes. While managing all of those responsibilities, Andres and his wife, after 23 years in the country, were sworn in as U.S. citizens in a ceremony Nov. 13 in Baltimore. Andres already operates Jaleo, É by Jose Andres and China Poblano in Las Vegas, and the offerings from the James Beard Award-winner will expand in 2014. Andres is culinary director for SLS Hotels and is currently planning the lineup ...
New laws for 2014 span driver's licenses, taxes and tax credits, transportation and more
Friday, December 27, 2013
People living in the United States illegally will qualify for a Nevada driver's license, filmmakers who produce in Nevada will be eligible for a tax credit, motorists in Clark County will pay an additional 3.4 cents for a gallon of gasoline, and thousands will have health insurance coverage under a new federal law managed by the state. These are only a few of the 45 laws passed by the 2013 Legislature that take effect Jan. 1.
Government says deportations down 10 percent, percentage of criminal deportees up
Thursday, December 19, 2013
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement deported 368,644 people from the country in fiscal year 2013, down approximately 10 percent from fiscal year 2012.
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Biden to participate in online immigration discussion, Hispanic organizations issue midterm congressional report card
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Immigration in Brief: :
With the debate over broad immigration reform inevitably moving into 2014 and advocates regrouping for the next congressional session, Vice President Joe Biden will participate in a live Internet discussion on immigration this afternoon. Biden and Cecilia Munoz, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, will take questions from the public on immigration in an online forum hosted by internet communication service Skype and search engine Bing from 12:45 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
Lack of key support has Joe Heck holding back his Dream Act bill
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Were everything going according to plan, Rep. Joe Heck would have introduced his immigration bill by now. The second-term congressman thought it would have much smoother sailing in the House.
District wants ‘lots of results’ from Zoom schools
Monday, December 9, 2013
The Clark County School District has wholeheartedly embraced a new statewide initiative to help Nevada’s large population of non-English-speaking students, according to officials.
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Rep. Heck reveals details of his Dream Act legislation
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Nevada Republican Rep. Joe Heck on Wednesday released details of his immigration reform legislation, which he says will help put more immigrants who are living in the U.S. illegally on the road to citizenship than the Dream Act passed in the Senate.
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.

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