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Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman makes a few remarks during the fourth annual Philanthropy Leaders Summit, Friday Feb 6, 2015.
On campaign trail, Goodman to rally for support from Hispanic group
March 4, 2015
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on the campaign trail for a second term in office, is expected to rally for support Wednesday morning from a group of politically influential Latinos ...
In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Security Department headquarters is seen in northwest Washington.
House votes to fund DHS without immigration blocks
March 3, 2015
Congress voted today to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security without restricting President Barack Obama’s contentious deferral deportation programs, ending a months-long immigration standoff between ...
UNLV students Chuck Ticer, 21, and Brionna Simons, 20, protest against education budget cuts while making their way across a pedestrian bridge over Las Vegas Boulevard on Sunday, March 6, 2011, in Las Vegas.
Striving for a better Las Vegas: These young leaders are committed to improving Southern Nevada
March 2, 2015
A presidential shout-out last year turned local immigration activist Astrid Silva into an instant celebrity. The UNLV student was thrust into the national spotlight as the face of President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. But Silva isn’t the only local advocating for the advancement of minorities and disadvantaged groups in Southern Nevada. Here are six other young Las Vegans known for ...
Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on the Assembly floor during the second day of a special session at the Nevada Legislature on Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, in Carson City.
With GOP in control, immigration measures getting traction in Nevada Legislature
Feb. 26, 2015
Illegal immigration bills that were considered dead on arrival when Democrats controlled the Nevada Legislature are now getting life, a result of the Republican ...
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, before the House Judiciary hearing: "The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration."
Nevada represents both sides of the immigration debate in D.C., Miami
Feb. 25, 2015
Nevada represented both sides of the country's immigration debate today at separate events discussing President Barack Obama’s stalled immigration deal ...
Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015, before the House Judiciary hearing: "The Unconstitutionality of Obama's Executive Actions on Immigration."
Nevada AG says lawsuit is about the rule of law, not immigration
Feb. 25, 2015
Appearing before Congress, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt elaborated on his controversial decision to join a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s immigration actions, telling lawmakers it’s a matter of defending the rule of law. “This suit is not about immigration,” Laxalt told members of the ...
Dreamer Astrid Silva is embraced by President Obama after introducing him at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Las Vegas activist to join Obama in Florida town hall-style meeting
Feb. 23, 2015
Las Vegas activist Astrid Silva will be in Miami this week to join President Barack Obama at a town hall-style meeting to rally support for his executive actions on ...
U.S. files for emergency stay on Obama immigration action
Feb. 23, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department today filed a request for federal judge to lift his decision halting President Barack Obama’s deportation deferral program. The motion was filed in response to ...
Congressman-elect Cresent Hardy thanks supporters as Republicans gather to celebrate election victories, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Red Rock Resort.
Cresent Hardy speech draws mixed reaction from Latin Chamber
Feb. 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy drew mixed reactions from Hispanic business leaders Friday afternoon while discussing immigration reform and the state’s struggling education system. The congressman got a mostly warm reception at ...
From left, Assemblywomen Olivia Diaz, Lucy Flores and Assembly Speaker Marilyn Fitzpatrick talk before the start of an Assembly session during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Feb. 20, 2015
A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate ...
Jose Macias, left, and dreamer Astrid Silva wait for U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) during Rubio's "American Dreams" book tour at the Barnes & Noble book store on North Rainbow Boulevard Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015.
Las Vegas activist confronts Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration
Feb. 18, 2015
The nation’s intensifying immigration debate came to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio during a book tour stop in Las Vegas this morning when a local activist confronted ...
President Barack Obama pauses as he speaks about Ferguson, Mo., before speaking at the Copernicus Community Center in Chicago to discuss immigration reform, Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2014.
Why Obama’s immigration plan is facing an uphill battle in Nevada
Feb. 18, 2015
For Brenda Terrones, the latest twist in a months-long political fight over immigration reform has all but dashed her hopes for a life without the threat of deportation ...
President Barack Obama speaks about immigration, Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas. The president unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation, setting off a fierce fight with Republicans over the limits of presidential powers.
Nevada immigration advocates not deterred by judge’s order blocking Obama’s actions
Feb. 17, 2015
A federal judge on Monday stalled President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, dealing a victory to a coalition of 26 states — including Nevada — that have filed a lawsuit to ...
Owner Flaviano Trujillo arranges produce at Los Compadres, a family-owned market on East Tropicana Avenue, Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. Trujillo first opened a butcher shop when he was 18 in Mexico.
Big-store competition, and his daughters’ taco shops, give Mr. Trujillo pause
Feb. 6, 2015
For two decades, Flaviano Trujillo’s cramped little shop has catered to nostalgic Latino shoppers seeking a Mexican touchstone. And until a few years ago, his family business had reaped the benefits of the valley’s teeming immigrant community with slim competition. But now ...
Blanca Gamez of Las Vegas talks to reporters in Washington, D.C. Gamez was invited to the White House on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, to share her immigration story with President Barack Obama.
Obama meets with Las Vegas woman to talk immigration
Feb. 4, 2015
It’s not every day the president of the United States asks about your deadline for law school, then tells you you’ll be a great lawyer. That’s what happened to 25-year-old Las Vegas resident Blanca Gamez, who ...