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Mariachi Vargas performs during the 2010 Las Vegas International Mariachi Festival at the Rio on Sept. 18, 2010.
Concerts, festivals, boxing and more on tap for Mexican Independence Day, Hispanic Heritage Month
Sept. 10, 2014
Like a weekend music festival with multiple stages, getting the most from the multitude of events related to Mexican Independence Day and Hispanic Heritage Month in Las Vegas requires a tactical approach.
President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, speaks about immigration reform, Monday, June 30, 2014, in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington.
Obama delays action on immigration until after election
Sept. 8, 2014
President Barack Obama sparked the fury of immigrant advocacy organizations and drew a sigh of relief from fellow Democrats in tough midterm races this weekend when he postponed any executive action on immigration until after the November elections.
Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, in Brownsville,Texas. CPB provided media tours Wednesday of two locations in Brownsville and Nogales, Ariz., that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1.  (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool)
Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
Aug. 27, 2014
The national news media may have moved on to topics like the racial crisis in Ferguson, Mo., and fighting in the Middle East, but immigration attorneys and advocates say the fight is just beginning over how to handle ...
Immigrant families and children's advocates rally in response to President Barack Obama's statement on the crisis of unaccompanied children and families illegally entering the United States, outside the Los Angeles Federal building Monday, July 7, 2014. A top Obama administration official says no one, not even children trying to escape violent countries, can illegally enter the United States without eventually facing deportation proceedings.
Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
Aug. 21, 2014
Inaction on immigration reform has left both parties in jeopardy of losing Hispanic voters, either by causing them to grow apathetic or by galvanizing them into a force of ...
This online Spanish-language ad by Democrats attacking Republican Rep. Joe Heck on immigration reads: Failure! Congressman Joe Heck is part of the problem, and his leaders are hurting our Dreamers. He’s failing our community. Shame on him!
Democrats attack Rep. Joe Heck on immigration in Spanish-language ad
Aug. 4, 2014
Republican Rep. Joe Heck may have sided with Democrats on a contentious immigration vote Friday, but that hasn’t stopped Democrats from attacking him today. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, House Democrats' official campaign arm, is...
Abdul Nasser Karouni is shown with his wife Marian at the Afandi Restaurant and Market, 5181 W. Charleston Blvd., Tuesday, July 15, 2014. His wife was granted citizenship over a year ago but Abdul is still waiting.
Citizenship granted: ‘It’s like a new birthday for me’
Aug. 3, 2014
His case took a bit longer than usual, but Abdul Nasser Karouni, a Lebanese immigrant and Las Vegas small-business owner, is about to become a U.S. citizen ...
An immigrant peers out from a detention area in McAllen, Texas, Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the McAllen Border Patrol Station. A solution for the growing crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children showing up at the U.S.-Mexico border has been elusive.
Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
Aug. 1, 2014
In January, 57 percent of people said they disapproved of the Obama administration’s handling of immigration. Now the figure is up to 68 percent.
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio defends the work of the GOP during a brief news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, July 31, 2014, as Congress prepares to leave for a five-week summer recess.
House OKs bill for crisis on U.S.-Mexico border
Aug. 1, 2014
The House has approved a $694 million bill to address the crisis of unaccompanied migrant youths arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border. The GOP legislation passed 223-189 late Friday on ...
Adriana Gaytan, who came to Colorado in 1997 from the Mexican state of Zacatecas, second from left, sits at home with her children who were born in the U.S. from left to right, Osbaldo, 11, Oscar 13, Indhira, 14, and their dog Kissy, in Aurora, Colo., Thursday, July 31, 2014. Gaytan will get a driver's license soon, as Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to people who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status.
Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants
July 31, 2014
Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants Friday regardless of their legal status, underscoring a sea change in a state that less than a decade ago passed strict ...
This June 18, 2014, file photo shows children detainees sleeping in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas.
Immigration courts speed up children’s cases
July 30, 2014
Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants ...
Gov. Jerry Brown is shown at the California State Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Sacramento, May 29, 2013.
Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
July 29, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown said Tuesday his state is willing to shelter more migrant children from Central America if needed but reiterated that the United States needs to find ...
UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV student union Wednesday, July 23, 2014. Sousa, a recipient of President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), has started the Coalition for Advancement of Undocumented Student Education (CAUSE) to help other immigrant students, specifically undocumented students and those with DACA work permits.
Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
July 25, 2014
A year ago, Greysel Sousa wouldn’t have made her recent trip to explore the international relations doctorate programs of several East Coast colleges, including Johns Hopkins, Tufts and Princeton. Such a trip would have been...
House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., center, is seen with Guatemalan President Otto Molina, right, and Honduran President Juan Hernández on Thursday, July 24, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
July 24, 2014
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...
A for sale sign stands outside a bank-owned home in North Las Vegas, Feb. 18, 2009.
Poll: Hispanics remain skeptical about economic recovery
July 22, 2014
The majority of Hispanics say their finances have gotten worse or stayed the same in the last five years, and most are concerned for their economic future according to a new poll.
Mario Guardado is the managing partner of Latin Media Group, which works to promote Las Vegas tourism to Brazilians through its website and online publication, Casino Billionaire.
Prospera la industria comercial
July 20, 2014
A growing number of Latinos have made the Las Vegas Valley their home, have fallen in love with its entrepreneurial spirit and are making their mark on the business community. Here are a few of their stories ...

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