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February 27, 2015

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Sandoval unsure if he can override Laxalt’s decision on immigration lawsuit
Jan. 28, 2015
Gov. Brian Sandoval said he doesn't think he legally can override the state's challenge to an order that would spare more people from deportation, but he plans to ...
Rep. Dina Titus accuses GOP of ‘declaring war on immigrants’
Jan. 27, 2015
Accusing Republicans of “declaring war on immigrants,” U.S. Rep. Dina Titus took to the House floor today to blast Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s go-it-alone plan to join a lawsuit to ...
This Jan. 14, 2013, photo shows attorney Adam Laxalt introducing his wife, Jaime, and their daughter, Sophia, at the Republican Men's Club luncheon at the Atlantis Resort-Reno.
Lawsuit over Obama immigration action divides Sandoval, Laxalt
Jan. 26, 2015
Attorney General Adam Laxalt announced today that Nevada will join a multistate coalition suing President Barack Obama’s contentious deportation deferral program ...
President Barack Obama gives his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015
Obama’s address gets mixed response from Las Vegas’ immigrant community
Jan. 20, 2015
To the surprise of Las Vegas’ immigrant community, President Barack Obama’s hourlong address to the nation Tuesday scarcely mentioned the deportation deferral program he zealously touted just two months ago ...
Study: Nearly half of Clark County’s unauthorized immigrants qualify for deportation relief
Jan. 15, 2015
Almost half of all undocumented immigrants in Clark County qualify for deportation relief through President Barack Obama’s deferral programs, according to ...
Nevada Republicans straddle the line on Obama’s immigration action
Jan. 14, 2015
Nevada’s three House Republicans bucked most of their party today and voted to keep the president’s 2012 immigration action in place, then voted to stop Obama from ...
Second information session set on new immigration rules
Dec. 23, 2014
Legal experts and Latino advocates will hold an information session next month for people navigating upcoming changes in immigration policy. The event, hosted by Latino advocacy group ...
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.
How President Obama’s immigration order might affect Las Vegas labor
Dec. 23, 2014
The people said to benefit most from President Barack Obama’s recent immigration order are undocumented parents of children living in the country legally. But in Las Vegas, another group stands to win big from Obama's directive — exploited workers toiling on the fringes of the city's massive tourism industry. “Labor trafficking doesn’t ...
Travelers pick up their luggage at the McCarran International Airport baggage claim area in this file photo.
Study: Better tourist visa laws could boost U.S. economy
Dec. 16, 2014
Better tourist visa laws would boost the country’s revenue by at least $7.6 billion and create 50,000 jobs within five years ...
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, talks with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, as the Senate considers a spending bill.
Heller says Ted Cruz shows ‘disrespect’ for Senate colleagues
Dec. 16, 2014
Count Nevada Sen. Dean Heller among Senate Republicans frustrated at the antics of colleague Ted Cruz, who kept the Senate open Saturday and allowed Sen. Harry Reid to ...
Dreamer Astrid Silva is embraced by President Obama after introducing him at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Advocates warn scams will intensify in wake of Obama’s immigration reforms
Dec. 16, 2014
Confusion over the immigration reforms ordered last month by President Obama is likely to trigger increased activity by scammers, say immigration advocates, who warn that ...
Dreamer Astrid Silva is embraced by President Obama after introducing him at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Why Nevada has become a leader in immigration reform
Dec. 11, 2014
When President Barack Obama gave Astrid Silva a shout-out last month, he did more than put a face on his new immigration plan. He helped thrust Silva, and her home state of Nevada, into ...
Immigration activist Astrid Silva introduces President Barack Obama before a speech on immigration at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014, in Las Vegas.
Astrid Silva, face of Obama’s immigration plan, to speak before Senate committee
Dec. 10, 2014
Newly famous Las Vegan Astrid Silva, the face of President Barack Obama's go-it-alone immigration plan, will speak at a Senate hearing today to sell the president's contentious ...
Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev) attends a speech on immigration by President Obama at Del Sol High School Friday, Nov. 21, 2014.
Reid touts Obama’s immigration plan, urges Congress to act
Dec. 1, 2014
U.S. Sen. Harry Reid spoke on the Senate floor today to tout President Barack Obama’s plan to defer deportation for millions of people as “a good first step” for mending the country’s broken immigration system, urging Congress to ...
This Jan. 14, 2013, photo shows attorney Adam Laxalt introducing his wife, Jaime, and their daughter, Sophia, at the Republican Men's Club luncheon at the Atlantis Resort-Reno.
Laxalt signs onto statement opposing Obama’s actions on immigration
Nov. 28, 2014
In one of his first public moves since winning office on Nov. 4, Attorney General-elect Adam Laxalt added his name to a statement condemning ...