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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 ...
Photo: A flyer for the May Day rally in Spanish.
Activists preparing for May Day march
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Demonstrators plan to hold a May Day rally Friday in downtown Las Vegas to honor the working class and call attention to a collection of minority issues ranging from immigration reform to the country's intensifying tension between police and communities of color ...
These are the industries where Nevada’s undocumented immigrants work
These are the industries where Nevada’s undocumented immigrants work
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Undocumented workers were more likely to have white-collar jobs in 2012 than they did before the recent economic downturn, a new study from the Pew Research Center reveals ...
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
Hispanic community, Boulevard mall forge bond after Great Recession
Sunday, March 22, 2015
At Boulevard mall, traditional retailers J.C. Penney Co. and Macy’s share space with less familiar tenants: a Mexican candy shop, a salsa studio and a museum dedicated to ...
Photo: Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman makes a few remark
On campaign trail, Goodman to rally for support from Hispanic group
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Mayor Carolyn Goodman, on the campaign trail for a second term in office, is expected to rally for support Wednesday morning from a group of politically influential Latinos ...
Photo: In this Feb. 24, 2015, file photo, the Homeland Se
House votes to fund DHS without immigration blocks
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Congress voted today to fund the U.S. Department of Homeland Security without restricting President Barack Obama’s contentious deferral deportation programs, ending a months-long immigration standoff between ...
Photo: UNLV students Chuck Ticer, 21, and Brionna Simons,
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 ...

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