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Striving for a better Las Vegas: These young leaders are committed to improving Southern Nevada
Monday, March 2, 2015
A presidential shout-out last year turned local immigration activist Astrid Silva into an instant celebrity. The UNLV student was thrust into the national spotlight as the face of President Barack Obama’s plan to spare millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. But Silva isn’t the only local advocating for the advancement of minorities and disadvantaged groups in Southern Nevada. Here are six other young Las Vegans known for ...
Photo: Nevada Assemblyman Ira Hansen, R-Sparks, speaks on
With GOP in control, immigration measures getting traction in Nevada Legislature
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Illegal immigration bills that were considered dead on arrival when Democrats controlled the Nevada Legislature are now getting life, a result of the Republican ...
Nevada represents both sides of the immigration debate in D.C., Miami
Nevada represents both sides of the immigration debate in D.C., Miami
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Nevada represented both sides of the country's immigration debate today at separate events discussing President Barack Obama’s stalled immigration deal ...
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Nevada AG says lawsuit is about the rule of law, not immigration
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Appearing before Congress, Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt elaborated on his controversial decision to join a lawsuit against President Barack Obama’s immigration actions, telling lawmakers it’s a matter of defending the rule of law. “This suit is not about immigration,” Laxalt told members of the ...
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Las Vegas activist to join Obama in Florida town hall-style meeting
Monday, February 23, 2015
Las Vegas activist Astrid Silva will be in Miami this week to join President Barack Obama at a town hall-style meeting to rally support for his executive actions on ...
U.S. files for emergency stay on Obama immigration action
Monday, February 23, 2015
The U.S. Justice Department today filed a request for federal judge to lift his decision halting President Barack Obama’s deportation deferral program. The motion was filed in response to ...
Cresent Hardy speech draws mixed reaction from Latin Chamber
Cresent Hardy speech draws mixed reaction from Latin Chamber
Friday, February 20, 2015
U.S. Rep. Cresent Hardy drew mixed reactions from Hispanic business leaders Friday afternoon while discussing immigration reform and the state’s struggling education system. The congressman got a mostly warm reception at ...
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Bill aims to alleviate teacher shortage, help more immigrants get school jobs
Friday, February 20, 2015
A bill that would make it easier for some immigrants to teach in Nevada's classrooms is gaining momentum in the Legislature because it would help alleviate ...
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Las Vegas activist confronts Sen. Marco Rubio on immigration
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
The nation’s intensifying immigration debate came to U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio during a book tour stop in Las Vegas this morning when a local activist confronted ...
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Why Obama’s immigration plan is facing an uphill battle in Nevada
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
For Brenda Terrones, the latest twist in a months-long political fight over immigration reform has all but dashed her hopes for a life without the threat of deportation ...
Nevada immigration advocates not deterred by judge’s order blocking Obama’s actions
Nevada immigration advocates not deterred by judge’s order blocking Obama’s actions
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
A federal judge on Monday stalled President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration, dealing a victory to a coalition of 26 states — including Nevada — that have filed a lawsuit to ...
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Big-store competition, and his daughters’ taco shops, give Mr. Trujillo pause
Friday, February 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 ...
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Obama meets with Las Vegas woman to talk immigration
Wednesday, February 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 ...
Photo: Sen. Dean Heller, R-Nev., at a hearing on Capitol
GOP’s Dean Heller joins Democrats on Senate immigration vote
Tuesday, February 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
Tuesday, February 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 ...

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