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July 2, 2015

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Nohemi Ochoa Ruano speaks May 1 at a May Day rally and march in downtown Las Vegas.
Families in limbo on immigration status hold onto hope
May 11, 2015
The injunction on Obama’s executive actions granting deportation relief and work permits to parents whose children live in the United States legally has left scores of people in limbo. In Clark County, home to an estimated 99,000 undocumented immigrants, about 41,500 people would be eligible for relief under the plan ...
How much Nevada's undocumented immigrants pay in taxes
May 4, 2015
$94 million. That's how much Nevada’s undocumented immigrants paid in state and local taxes in 2012, according to a Washington think tank. UNLV law professor Francine Lipman said tax figures are likely even higher because the study didn’t account for indirect taxes, such as ...
A flyer for the May Day rally in Spanish.
Activists preparing for May Day march
April 29, 2015
Demonstrators plan to hold a May Day rally Friday in downtown Las Vegas to honor the working class and call attention to a collection of minority issues ranging from immigration reform to the country's intensifying tension between police and communities of color ...
Metro Police Lt. Andrew Peralta talks with recruits during training at the Las Vegas Metro Police Corrections Academy. Peralta is president of the National Latino Peace Officers Association, which promotes equality and professionalism in law enforcement.
Officer’s mission: Improve Metro’s diversity
April 27, 2015
As head of one of the nation’s largest coalitions of Hispanic police officers, Metro Police Lt. Andrew Peralta has been a member of the National Latino Peace Officers Association for 15 years and became the group’s president last summer, spoke with The Sunday about what the agency had done and what it needed to do to achieve racial parity ...
Presidential candidates invited to conference of Latino policymakers in Las Vegas
April 22, 2015
More than 1,200 Hispanic policymakers are expected to descend on the Las Vegas Strip in June for a meeting to discuss next year’s presidential election. The National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials, a large ...
Hispanic enrollment could qualify UNLV for millions in grants
April 1, 2015
UNLV is already known for being an ethnically diverse campus, but it’s on the verge of hitting a major milestone. UNLV President Len Jessup told a Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce gathering on Tuesday that ...
These are the industries where Nevada’s undocumented immigrants work
March 31, 2015
Undocumented workers were more likely to have white-collar jobs in 2012 than they did before the recent economic downturn, a new study from the Pew Research Center reveals ...
Owner Christy Delcid is shown behind the counter in Christy's Candy Shop at the Boulevard Mall Sunday, March 1, 2015.
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
March 22, 2015
At Boulevard mall, traditional retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s share space with less familiar tenants: a Mexican candy shop, a salsa studio and a museum dedicated to ...
National Association of Hispanic Journalists hosts photo auction
March 18, 2015
The Nevada chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists will be hosting its third photo auction on March 27 to raise scholarship funds for ...
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 ...