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Justice for all: Poor conditions at U.S. detainment camps prompted Rivera to offer free representation to refugees.
Weekly Q&A: Arlene Rivera’s Immigrant Justice Initiative helps—and humanizes—the undocumented
July 22, 2015
“You should care about what’s happening to your neighbor, even if your neighbor doesn’t look like you.”
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives at Aria and greets workers Thursday, June 18, 2015, before speaking at the NALEO conference.
Poll of Hispanic voters shows Hillary leading Jeb Bush among key demographic
July 16, 2015
Hillary Clinton has a commanding lead among Hispanic registered voters in Nevada over her Republican rivals in the 2016 presidential campaign, according to a poll released today by Univision. The survey ...
Cortez Elementary School teacher Shasta Thompson reads with third graders (l-r) Isaiah Corona, 9; Uziel Umana, 9; Rafael Lucio, 9; and Reily Armenta, 8; on Monday, June 22, 2014. Cortez is one of 14 "Zoom Schools" in Clark County that is receiving 17 additional days of school this year to help English-language learner students retain their literacy skills over the summer.
Q&A: What new program director wants for CCSD’s English-language learners
June 23, 2015
Nearly 70,000 students in CCSD are ELL, a full 22 percent of the entire student population. Nationally, they make up just 10 percent of all students. Many arrive without ...
Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talks about the need for education reform during a speech Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the NALEO conference at Aria.
Clinton says she would go further than Obama on immigration
June 18, 2015
In a speech highlighting her platforms on education and immigration, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton outlined a progressive agenda that includes more education funding for ...
Former state Assemblywoman Lucy Flores listens to David Damore, UNLV associate professor, during the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials 32nd annual conference Wednesday, June 17, 2015, at Aria.
Nevada’s Latino voter data and what it means for the 2016 presidential race
June 17, 2015
What do Nevada’s 2014 midterm elections and the upcoming presidential race have in common: the influence of Latino voters. That thread is a big deal for political scientists, activists and the candidates running for state, local and federal office in the 2016 election cycle. This week, the impact and influence of the Latino vote is front and center in Las Vegas at the annual conference of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. The nonpartisan group ...
Luz Diaz-Ontiveros
Sunrise Mountain senior led clubs, made perfect grades — and kept her family afloat
June 6, 2015
After her mother got into an accident that left her unable to work and her father had a difficult time finding a steady job, Diaz-Ontiveros had few other options. While most teens were worried about getting their driver's license, Diaz-Ontiveros helped support her family ...
Lawyer Sergio Garcia holds up his green card at his law office in Chico, Calif., Thursday, June 4, 2015. Garcia, a Northern California attorney who successfully fought a high-profile battle to practice law despite his immigration status, can now live in the country legally.
Immigrant California lawyer finally gets green card
June 4, 2015
A California attorney who successfully fought a legal battle to practice law despite his immigration status got his green card Thursday and can now live in the U.S. legally as well ...
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens to a discussion on immigration reform Tuesday, May 5, 2015, during a visit to Rancho High School.
Clinton to address Latino leaders at Las Vegas conference
June 3, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit Las Vegas later this month to discuss Latino issues at a national conference for elected and ...
California considers health coverage for immigrant kids
June 2, 2015
The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to ...
A view of the Chinatown Plaza, Aug. 23, 2012.
How the burgeoning Asian community is transforming Las Vegas
May 29, 2015
Over the past 15 years, Nevada’s Asian population has more than doubled in size — no other state has experienced a more significant surge. That growth will balloon in coming years, bringing big demographic and economic changes for Asian-heavy cities like Las Vegas, U.S. Census Bureau analyst Jerry Wong told ...
Immigration activists protest outside Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, over his decision to join a lawsuit challenging a federal deportation deferral plan.
Despite court ruling, immigration advocates still optimistic for Obama’s deportation relief plan
May 26, 2015
President Barack Obama's deportation relief directive was dealt another blow in federal court today, but immigration advocates in Nevada say they remain hopeful that the plan will overcome ...
President Obama works the crowd after a speech on immigration at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
After president’s promise in Las Vegas, still no deportation relief in sight
May 22, 2015
Obama’s speech at Del Sol High School marked the beginning of a political and legal battle that left potential beneficiaries in limbo with ...
Lorella Praeli and her mother Chela Praeli listen to President Obama's speech on immigration at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Clinton campaign hires immigration activist to lead Latino outreach
May 20, 2015
A prominent immigration activist has joined Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, bolstering the candidate’s early efforts to win Latino support just two weeks after ...
Immigration activists protest outside Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s office in Las Vegas on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, over his decision to join a lawsuit challenging a federal deportation deferral plan.
Incensed over lawsuit, activists hold third protest against Attorney General Adam Laxalt
May 19, 2015
Las Vegas immigration activists, still incensed over Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join a lawsuit challenging a federal deportation deferral plan, staged ...
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval signs AB27 into law at the Capitol in Carson City as lawmakers look on. The measure would allow immigrants with temporary legal status to get a Nevada teacher's license.
Three immigration bills to watch at the Nevada Legislature
May 19, 2015
The success of the Democrat-backed bills in a Republican-controlled Legislature is a small victory for Nevada’s immigration advocates, who are reeling from ...