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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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U.S. weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras
Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the ...
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Effects of Southwest’s border crisis reaching into Nevada
Thursday, July 17, 2014
IMMIGRATION: As D.C. deliberates, Northern Nevada sees surge in requests for legal aid
Every time the phone rings these days, Rosa Molina steels herself for a heart-wrenching story. She has been taking far more calls than usual from immigrants, and many of them are sharing tales of abuse and violence. This week, she has already taken a call from a mother who says she paid a smuggler $7,000 to escort her children from El Salvador to the United States, only to be contacted and asked for...
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Metro won’t detain immigrants on ICE requests
Monday, July 14, 2014
Metro Police announced today that they will no longer detain immigrants based solely on a request from Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The policy change was ...
Photo: Estela Gonzalez, right, and her daughter Mikaela,
On Texas border, volunteers get to work to help flood of immigrants
Sunday, July 13, 2014
The old-fashioned trolley bus stopped just outside Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and eight or so passengers — new immigrants who had just stolen across the Rio Grande from Mexico — filed off, clutching water bottles and manila envelopes marked with their intended destinations in the U.S. A man, frowning, headed for the door of the church with a young girl in tow. So did several women clutching children, looking dazed when a large group of volunteers suddenly stopped what they were doing and raised their hands in applause. “Bienvenidos,” said one. Welcome. The new arrivals were ushered inside.
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LVGEA endorses immigration reform
Friday, July 11, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Local economic development group joins long list of business associations
The Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance became the latest business association to endorse immigration reform, including a pathway to citizenship for those without legal residency, when the board of directors approved a resolution on Friday.
Sheldon Adelson, Warren Buffett and Bill Gates call for immigration reform
Friday, July 11, 2014
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/11/opinion/sheldon-adelson-warren-buffett-and-bill-gates-on-immigration-reform.html
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Backlash stirs in US against foreign worker visas
Sunday, July 6, 2014
Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wis., plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India.
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Gov. Perry: Send child immigrants back home
Thursday, July 3, 2014
The tens of thousands of Central American children entering the U.S. illegally is both a humanitarian crisis and a national security one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry testified Thursday at
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Buses with migrant families rerouted amid protest
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Homeland Security buses carrying migrant children and families were rerouted Tuesday to a facility in San Diego after American flag-waving protesters blocked the group from reaching ...
Conditions for young, detained immigrants are humanitarian crisis, Horsford says
Conditions for young, detained immigrants are humanitarian crisis, Horsford says
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Politics:
Horsford toured a southern Texas detention facility Saturday and was appalled by what he saw: About 50 children crowd into bedroom-size cells, where they sleep on concrete floors ...
Democrats lean on House to pass immigration reform
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Congressional Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., renewed their calls today for House Republicans to take up immigration reform. “Republicans are the reason we haven’t been able to do immigration reform,” Reid said at...
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Adelson supports immigration reform, but will his wallet follow suit?
Friday, June 20, 2014
Las Vegas Sol: Sands chief pens op-ed calling for GOP to lead on reform
Sheldon Adelson, CEO of the Las Vegas Sands Corp. and recently one of the biggest Republican donors, published an op-ed calling for Congress to pass immigration reform in Politico Magazine Thursday.
Photo: Las Vegas resident Alan Aleman shows President Bar
DACAmented: Two more years of deferred action work permits
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Recently renewed program gives eligible young immigrants working rights
On the ground in immigrant communities, those who received work permits through DACA say the program has been a psychological and financial boost, albeit temporary. In Nevada, thousands of young people have received the permits, leading to driver’s licenses, jobs and increased opportunities for education.
Photo: Jose Antonio Vargas attends a Mitt Romney campaign
Jose Antonio Vargas documentary comes to Las Vegas
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Shocked by a lack of government response, Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas wants to spark a national conversation about immigration in the United States by talking about ...

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