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Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Deportation stats suggest Obama hasn’t upheld vow to target criminals
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The federal government deported a record number of immigrants in fiscal year 2013. The data showed that 438,421 immigrants were deported in 2013, up approximately 5 percent from the previous record of 418,397 in 2012. More than 2 million people have been deported since President Barack Obama ...
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Discussion: Border security and the Mexican drug cartels
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Mob Museum hosts panel of border experts
“Border Insecurity: The Mexican Drug Cartels and Their Threat to America” starts at 5:30 p.m. tonight at the Mob Museum, and features a diverse panel of experts. ...
Photo: Fitsum Berhan, originally of Eritrea, sings along
Dozens fulfill dream of citizenship in emotional Las Vegas ceremony
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
For the woman from the Philippines it happened while taking the pledge of allegiance. For the man from Israel it was during the rendition of the national anthem. The weight of the moment, becoming a citizen of the United States, hit them at ...
Pew report: Number of immigrants in U.S. illegally holding steady
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Majority of population has lived here more than a decade
The number of immigrants living in the country illegally has held relatively steady in the last few years, and the majority of the unauthorized population has lived here for more than a decade according to new research from the Pew Hispanic Center.
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Obama delays action on immigration until after election
Monday, September 8, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: President criticized from all sides
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.
Photo: Detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Custom
Las Vegans remain focused on immigration overload despite falloff in media coverage
Wednesday, August 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 ...
Photo: Immigrant families and children's advocates rally
Will impasse on immigration galvanize Hispanic voters, or leave them apathetic?
Thursday, August 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 ...
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Democrats attack Rep. Joe Heck on immigration in Spanish-language ad
Monday, August 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...
Photo: Abdul Nasser Karouni is shown with his wife Marian
Citizenship granted: ‘It’s like a new birthday for me’
Sunday, August 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 ...
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Polls show everyone losing during immigration crisis
Friday, August 1, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Blame is widespread as Congress, Obama grapple with border surge
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.
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House OKs bill for crisis on U.S.-Mexico border
Friday, August 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 ...
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Colorado to issue driver’s licenses to immigrants
Thursday, 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 ...
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Immigration courts speed up children’s cases
Wednesday, 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 ...
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Brown: California willing to shelter more migrants
Tuesday, 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 ...
Photo: UNLV student Greysel Sousa poses outside the UNLV
Helping others: UNLV senior launches group for undocumented students
Friday, 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...

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