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March 27, 2015

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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 ...
Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, April 2, 2014, of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Subcommittee.
GOP’s Dean Heller joins Democrats on Senate immigration vote
Feb. 3, 2015
Republican Sen. Dean Heller helped Democrats block a bill today that would have funded the Department of Homeland Security while rolling back President Barack Obama’s ...
How higher Latino numbers are helping Las Vegas’ colleges
Feb. 3, 2015
The College of Southern Nevada announced Monday that it has become the state’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution, a federal recognition that helps schools qualify for millions in ...
Study offers glimpse of immigration’s impact on population growth
Jan. 29, 2015
A study released last month by the Pew Charitable Trusts shows how immigration has changed Clark County's population growth compared to other comparable areas ...
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 ...