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Immigration in brief: News from Capitol Hill and elsewhere as immigration reform moves forward
April 4, 2013
Right now immigration is more at the forefront of public policy discussion than at any time since the debate over immigration reform in 2007. Here is a round up of the latest in immigration news.

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Report: Immigration policy touches many sectors, draws varied lobbying interests
March 27, 2013
A new report from the Sunlight Foundation explores lobbying on immigration issues from various organizations, and helps to explain why a comprehensive reform package has been elusive.
The U.S. Department of State monthly visa bulletin showing wait times for various classes of family-sponsored visas. This bulletin for Feb. 2013 shows the Filipino brothers and sisters of U.S. citizens have wait times over two decades.
Immigration 'lines' vary widely in length
Feb. 26, 2013
With immigration reform's rise to the top of the agenda on Capitol Hill, there has been much discussion about immigrants residing in the country illegally "getting in line."

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Data dump: Nevada's Hispanic population grows steadily but isn't fastest in U.S.
Feb. 20, 2013
Nevada is home to the 14th largest Hispanic population in the country, according to new data released by the Pew Research Center.
Immigration march planned for Sunday
Feb. 19, 2013
A march in support of reforming the U.S. immigration system is planned for Sunday in downtown Las Vegas.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shakes hands with President Barack Obama before the start of the third presidential debate on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012, in Boca Raton, Fla.
GOP tough talk on immigration turned off Hispanic voters in 2012
Jan. 23, 2013
In a postmortem analysis of the 2012 presidential election, polling firm Latino Decisions suggested Wednesday that while President Barack Obama did extremely well among Hispanic voters, Democrats cannot be complacent about that segment of the population and Republicans have room for growth with Hispanic voters, especially if they collaborate with their colleagues across the aisle on immigration reform.

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Charlie Minn
Final documentary in Mexican drug war trilogy opens in Vegas
Jan. 17, 2013
Charlie Minn has spent the last three years filming documentaries in Juarez, enough time to see the city come full circle from murder capital of the world to a city with above average, but not outlandish, crime figures.
A child Chinelo, dancer, looks on during rehearsals for Comparza Morelense's, a cultural dance troupe from Las Vegas, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. The troupe has been invited to perform at President Obama's inauguration parade on January 21.
Las Vegas dance troupe to perform in Inaugural Parade
Jan. 10, 2013
In the past two years the Las Vegas dance troupe Comparza Morelense has quadrupled in size and gone from dancing at birthday parties and first communions to winning multiple parade trophies and performing in November at the Latin Grammys. Despite the rapid rise in the group’s popularity, no one expected the invite that arrived Dec. 20. In fact, some members of the group demanded to see proof the White House had indeed requested they participate in the parade at the 57th presidential inauguration.

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Report: Federal spending on immigration enforcement $18 billion in 2012
Jan. 8, 2013
The Obama administration spent roughly $18 billion on immigration enforcement last year, more than the federal government spent on all other law enforcement areas combined, according to a report released Monday.
Immigration news: Record number of deportations in 2012; ICE ends local law-enforcement collaboration
Dec. 24, 2012
ICE has announced that deportations in the last fiscal year set a record, and the federal agency is ending a controversial enforcement partnership with local authorities.

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The 2006 Peruvian film "MADEINUSA" is one of three feature films presented at this year's Las Vegas Latino Film Festival. For the first time in its nine-year history, the festival is showing feature-length films. Previously only short films were shown. The 2012 festival is 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday Dec. 1 at the College of Southern Nevada Cheyenne Campus.
Las Vegas Latino Film Festival branches out
Nov. 29, 2012
In 2003 a total of 18 people attended the first Las Vegas Latin Short Film Festival, which launched with a trio of short films at the Charleston Heights Arts Center.
Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) arrives for a Romney-Ryan campaign rally at the Henderson Pavilion Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012.
Heller positions himself to help broker immigration reform
Nov. 15, 2012
After badly losing the Hispanic vote, Republicans are ready to deal on immigration and may look to Nevada Republican Dean Heller to help with the effort.

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President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney
As finish line approaches, campaigns issue final Spanish-language messages
Oct. 31, 2012
Election day is less than a week away and along with the crush of last-minute messaging on English-language media, the campaigns are also putting out their final messages to Hispanic voters on Spanish-language radio and television.
President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney
Party reps spin debate before it starts
Oct. 3, 2012
Not surprisingly, both parties were busy Wednesday framing the first presidential debate between President Barack Obama and GOP nominee Mitt Romney before the 90-minute showdown even started.
Fernando Olvera, of musical group Mana, performs at the 12th Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday Nov. 10, 2011 in Las Vegas.
Grammy Award winners Maná to perform at Obama rally Sunday
Sept. 26, 2012
Superstar Mexican pop-rock band Maná will perform at a campaign rally for President Barack Obama in Las Vegas on Sunday, a campaign spokesman confirmed late Wednesday.

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