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Photo: Justice for all: Poor conditions at U.S. detainmen
Weekly Q&A: Arlene Rivera’s Immigrant Justice Initiative helps—and humanizes—the undocumented
Wednesday, July 22, 2015
“You should care about what’s happening to your neighbor, even if your neighbor doesn’t look like you.”
Q&A: What new program director wants for CCSD’s English-language learners
Q&A: What new program director wants for CCSD’s English-language learners
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Q&A:
Nearly 70,000 students in CCSD are ELL, a full 22 percent of the entire student population. Nationally, they make up just 10 percent of all students. Many arrive without ...
Photo: Luz Diaz-Ontiveros
Sunrise Mountain senior led clubs, made perfect grades — and kept her family afloat
Saturday, June 6, 2015
GRADUATION 2015:
After her mother got into an accident that left her unable to work and her father had a difficult time finding a steady job, Diaz-Ontiveros had few other options. While most teens were worried about getting their driver's license, Diaz-Ontiveros helped support her family ...
Photo: Lawyer Sergio Garcia holds up his green card at hi
Immigrant California lawyer finally gets green card
Thursday, June 4, 2015
A California attorney who successfully fought a legal battle to practice law despite his immigration status got his green card Thursday and can now live in the U.S. legally as well ...
California considers health coverage for immigrant kids
Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The California Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that would make the state the first in the nation to extend health coverage to children who are in the country illegally and seek federal authorization to ...
Photo: A view of the Chinatown Plaza, Aug. 23, 2012.
How the burgeoning Asian community is transforming Las Vegas
Friday, May 29, 2015
Over the past 15 years, Nevada’s Asian population has more than doubled in size — no other state has experienced a more significant surge. That growth will balloon in coming years, bringing big demographic and economic changes for Asian-heavy cities like Las Vegas, U.S. Census Bureau analyst Jerry Wong told ...
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Despite court ruling, immigration advocates still optimistic for Obama’s deportation relief plan
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
President Barack Obama's deportation relief directive was dealt another blow in federal court today, but immigration advocates in Nevada say they remain hopeful that the plan will overcome ...
After president’s promise in Las Vegas, still no deportation relief in sight
After president’s promise in Las Vegas, still no deportation relief in sight
Friday, May 22, 2015
Obama’s speech at Del Sol High School marked the beginning of a political and legal battle that left potential beneficiaries in limbo with ...
Photo: Lorella Praeli and her mother Chela Praeli listen
Clinton campaign hires immigration activist to lead Latino outreach
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
A prominent immigration activist has joined Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, bolstering the candidate’s early efforts to win Latino support just two weeks after ...
Incensed over lawsuit, activists hold third protest against Attorney General Adam Laxalt
Incensed over lawsuit, activists hold third protest against Attorney General Adam Laxalt
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Las Vegas immigration activists, still incensed over Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s decision to join a lawsuit challenging a federal deportation deferral plan, staged ...
Three immigration bills to watch at the Nevada Legislature
Three immigration bills to watch at the Nevada Legislature
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
The success of the Democrat-backed bills in a Republican-controlled Legislature is a small victory for Nevada’s immigration advocates, who are reeling from ...
Protesters to rally against Laxalt-backed immigration lawsuit
Monday, May 18, 2015
Local immigration activists are staging a rally Tuesday to ask ​Attorney General Adam Laxalt to withdraw from a lawsuit challenging two deportation deferral programs that would ...
Where the presidential hopefuls stand on immigration
Where the presidential hopefuls stand on immigration
Monday, May 18, 2015
Politics:
Politicians are quick to say a legislative overhaul is needed to fix the country’s immigration system, but few have offered clear ideas to achieve one. Here are the presidential candidates (some who have yet to officially announce their candidacy) and where they stand ...
Photo: Nohemi Ochoa Ruano speaks May 1 at a May Day rally
Families in limbo on immigration status hold onto hope
Monday, 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
How much Nevada's undocumented immigrants pay in taxes
Monday, May 4, 2015
Study shows how much government stands to lose through deportations
$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 ...

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