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Immigration

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Nevadans to speak at Democratic convention on immigration
Monday, July 18, 2016
Three Nevadans will appear at the Democratic National Convention next week in Philadelphia to share their experiences with immigration. Local activist and Dreamer Astrid Silva will appear ...
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'Wow' factor: La Bonita pitchman achieves his American dream
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Before his face and signature pitch line of “Wow!” filled Las Vegas area television screens and the social media pages for one of the valley’s biggest specialty supermarket chains, La Bonita pitchman Victor Flores was like many immigrants to the United States, looking for hope and a new adventure. That new adventure wasn’t always easy. Between scrubbing floors, cleaning swimming pools and sleeping on the floor of a restaurant where ...
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After Supreme Court setback, immigration activists focus on elections
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Saddened, disappointed, scared. Those are words Las Vegas immigration activists used to describe their emotions after a deadlocked U.S. Supreme Court today essentially deep-sixed President Barack Obama’s initiatives to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from ...
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Is Trump fueling Southern Nevada’s citizenship drive?
Monday, June 6, 2016
A push by local organizations to help legal residents apply for U.S. citizenship ahead of the November election has borne fruit. Federal immigration officials reported that 3,000 legal residents living in the Las Vegas area applied for citizenship in the first three months of the year — the most applications received by the local field office since at least late 2009 and also up ...
Immigration officers arrest 87 in Las Vegas, Reno areas
Monday, May 16, 2016
Convicted drug traffickers and street gang members were among 87 foreign nationals arrested in the Reno and Las Vegas areas last week during an operation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement targeting ...
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Why America needs immigrants (especially Nevada)
Monday, February 8, 2016
Donald Trump would have you believe that Mexican immigrants, as a general rule, bring drugs and crime into the United States and are rapists. And millions of Trump’s fellow citizens have no problem accepting that broad-brush characterization as fact: Sixteen percent of Americans think ...
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John Legend and Juanes perform outside Arizona jail
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Colombian musician Juanes and singer John Legend met immigrants at a jail in Arizona on Wednesday before performing for a small crowd outside the facility to draw attention to ...
Reno church giving sanctuary for immigrants in U.S. illegally
Monday, January 18, 2016
A Reno church is joining a growing movement among places of worship offering sanctuary to immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.
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Nevada case claims unfair enforcement of immigration law
Saturday, December 12, 2015
Jose Isabel Esparza laughs at the thought that his wife, a 65-year-old grandmother living on their meager farm outside Mexico City, might be smuggling people illegally into the United States ...
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Syrian refugees welcomed by agencies despite states’ fight
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Days before a family of six Syrian refugees was to arrive in Texas, the furniture and supplies for their apartment were ready ...
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New poll shows Nevada Latino voters care about immigration, economy
Friday, December 4, 2015
Here are some of the survey’s findings ...
How Western towns ​profit​ from detaining immigrants
Thursday, November 5, 2015
In early October, Hillary Clinton was in the middle of a short speech at a gala in Washington, D.C., for the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, when an immigration protester stood up and began shouting. Juan Carlos Ramos, a 22-year-old undocumented immigrant with the advocacy group United We Dream Action, heckled Clinton about ...
Feds arrest 235 criminal immigrants in Nevada, 3 other Western states
Feds arrest 235 criminal immigrants in Nevada, 3 other Western states
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Federal authorities say they have arrested 235 criminal immigrants in four Western states. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said in a news release Tuesday that 111 of the arrests came in ...
California law aims to help immigrant victims get visas
Saturday, October 24, 2015
Nubia Rodriguez was assaulted and kidnapped by an ex-boyfriend, crimes that made her eligible for a special visa for immigrants in the U.S. illegally ...
For presidential candidates, Latino voters could make or break the White House
For presidential candidates, Latino voters could make or break the White House
Friday, October 16, 2015
Presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle are recognizing the extraordinary power of Nevada’s Latino voters. Campaign events in the state have so far played up ...