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December 10, 2016

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  • Patrons at Havana Grill, 8878 S. Eastern Ave., Suite 100, talk and watch television reports early Saturday, Nov. 26, 2016, in the aftermath of the news that former Cuban President Fidel Castro had died. Havana Grill is a hub for Cubans in Las Vegas.

    Cuban refugee in Las Vegas: ‘We can now hope’

    November 26, 2016

    “Some of us thought this day would never come and we would never live long enough to see that day. So it’s really just a remarkable night for us to know that he’s not here anymore," said 34-year-old Juan Alvarado, whose father fled Cuba for the U.S. in the …

  • Cracks emerge in Trump’s campaign promise on immigration

    November 13, 2016

    Donald Trump's tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs Sunday of cracking, with the president-elect backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and House Speaker Paul Ryan rejecting any "deportation force" targeting people in the country illegally ...

  • Michael Kagan, director of the Immigration Clinic at UNLV, said this week that Southern Nevada does not have enough resources to help immigrants who will be affected by a Trump presidency.

    Immigration advocates vigilant about changes, prepared for worst

    November 11, 2016

    Just how much of Donald Trump’s divisive vitriol and rhetoric on immigration translates to action against Nevada families remains to be seen, but the potential for major changes in policy forces attorneys and advocates to prepare ...

  • Cleyton Gonzalez, who manages La Choza restaurant, discusses the post-election political climate on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016.

    Pure fear’: Trump presidency has Las Vegas Hispanics worried about their future

    November 10, 2016

    One of the cornerstones of Donald Trump’s campaign was his hard-line stance on immigration, which included a proposal to deport undocumented immigrants like Sonya Hernandez of Las Vegas. Trump's election has left Hernandez unsure if she'll still be in the U.S. when her son returns from a ...

  • Democratic U.S. presidential nominee Hillary Clinton talks with Dreamer activist Astrid Silva at Tacos El Gordo on East Charleston Boulevard before her rally in Las Vegas Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.

    New Clinton ad features Las Vegas immigration activist

    October 12, 2016

    Local immigration activist and Dreamer Astrid Silva stars in Hillary Clinton’s latest Spanish-language ad, “Nevadense,” released today ahead of the Democratic presidential candidate’s visit to Las Vegas ...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.

    Wednesday speech could clarify Trump’s immigration policy

    August 29, 2016

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Sunday he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally ...

  • Karla Ortiz, 11, left, and mother, Francisca Ortiz, wave after speaking during the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Monday, July 25, 2016.

    New Clinton ad featuring Nevada girl highlights family issues

    August 19, 2016

    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is up today with a new ad in Nevada and six other battleground states highlighting her plan for families and specifically ...

  • U.S. Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto, center, laughs while speaking with people May 31, 2016, at a campaign event at a restaurant in Las Vegas.

    Cortez Masto meets with families who fear deportation

    August 11, 2016

    Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto met for lunch Wednesday with families who live in the shadow of deportation, drawing parallels between their stories and her own family's immigrant roots. "Your story is no different than mine ...

  • Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Denver.

    Trump backers claim shift in his immigration rhetoric

    August 1, 2016

    As he turns his attention to the general election, Donald Trump is signaling that he is ready to tone down his fiery rhetoric on illegal immigration — at least behind closed doors. At the same time, Republican officials appear eager to ...

  • Dreamer Astrid Silva speaks during the Fair Immigration Reform Movement (FIRM) Presidential Candidate Forum at the Linq Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

    Nevadans to speak at Democratic convention on immigration

    July 18, 2016

    Three Nevadans will appear at the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia to share their experiences with immigration. Local activist and Dreamer Astrid Silva will appear ...

  • Victor Flores, pictured June 10, 2016, worked a series of odd jobs and once slept on the floor of a restaurant where he worked before becoming the pitchman for La Bonita Supermarkets.

    Wow’ factor: La Bonita pitchman achieves his American dream

    July 5, 2016

    Before his face and signature pitch line of “Wow!” filled Las Vegas area television screens and the social media pages for one of the valley’s biggest specialty supermarket chains, La Bonita pitchman Victor Flores was like many immigrants to the United States, looking for hope and a new adventure. That new adventure wasn’t always easy. Between scrubbing floors, cleaning swimming pools and sleeping on the floor of a restaurant where ...

  • Viridiana Vidal, Nevada director of America's Voice, speaks on a panel on the economy Tuesday, June 28, 2016, at the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce.

    Panelists: Language barrier holding back Hispanics financially

    June 28, 2016

    Higher wages, more formal education and a stronger connectivity with Nevada’s English-speaking community will drive future wealth among Nevada’s growing Hispanic population, business leaders and ...

  • Las Vegas immigration attorney Jocelyn Cortez explains the legal implications of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that scuttled President Barack Obama's execution actions to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation on Thursday, June 23, 2016.

    After Supreme Court setback, immigration activists focus on upcoming elections

    June 23, 2016

    Saddened, disappointed, scared. Those are words Las Vegas immigration activists used to describe their emotions after a deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court today essentially deep-sixed President Barack Obama’s initiatives to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from ...

  • An applicant smiles during a citizenship drive workshop at the Painters Union on Saturday, April 16, 2016. Organizers have set a goal of helping 2,500 legal resident immigrants apply for citizenship this year.

    Is Trump fueling Southern Nevada’s citizenship drive?

    June 6, 2016

    A push by local organizations to help legal residents apply for U.S. citizenship ahead of the November election has borne fruit. Federal immigration officials reported that 3,000 legal residents living in the Las Vegas area applied for citizenship in the first three months of the year — the most applications received by the local field office since at least late 2009 and also up ...