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February 21, 2017

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  • AP source: Trump’s revised travel ban targets same countries

    February 20, 2017

    A draft of President Donald Trump's revised immigration ban targets the same seven countries listed in his original executive order and exempts travelers who already have a visa to travel to the U.S., even if they haven't used it yet. ...

  • People carry posters Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, during a rally in support of Muslim Americans and protest of President Donald Trump's immigration policies in Times Square, N.Y.

    Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

    February 19, 2017

    More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies ...

  • A Congolese refugee family, Pascal Serugendo and his wife, Christine Uwamahoro, with their children Alfa, 3, and Asante, 1, at home in Oakland, Calif., Dec. 12, 2016. There are surprisingly few charities and volunteer services for those looking to donate money or time to help new refugees.

    How you can help refugees in the United States

    February 18, 2017

    If you had tens of thousands of dollars to spend to help refugees who recently arrived in the United States, you might think it would be easy to give it away to ...

  • Foreign nationals are arrested Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Los Angeles.

    Is ICE altering evidence and manipulating facts in its immigration crackdown?

    February 18, 2017

    Since Donald Trump entered office, Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents have cracked down on undocumented immigrants, conducting coordinated raids that appear to target not only convicted criminals but also ...

  • Gov. Brian Sandoval sits in his office at the Capitol on Friday, April 17, 2015, in Carson City.

    Sandoval: ‘Cogent’ policy, not National Guard, needed on immigration

    February 17, 2017

    Leaked documents suggesting the Trump administration considered using up to 100,000 National Guard troops to round up illegal immigrants across 11 states, including Nevada, were met with criticism by ...

  • A La Bonita Market store is among businesses in the Las Vegas area that closed in support of the national Day Without Immigrants protest on Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017.

    Some stores in Las Vegas close to recognize immigrant protest

    February 16, 2017

    This morning at the popular Latino grocery Mariana’s, Las Vegas resident Marisela Torres was surprised her car was one of just three in the normally packed parking lot ...

  • The exterior of the Henderson Detention Center.

    Lawmakers question Henderson, county officials about ICE funds

    February 15, 2017

    A committee meeting to discuss local governments became the latest front in the illegal immigration battle Wednesday, as Nevada Assembly members asked if Henderson and Clark County benefit financially from detaining people who had entered the U.S. illegally. The Assembly Committee on Government Affairs met to hear presentations by representatives of the city of Henderson and Clark County. Municipalities and ...

  • Assemblywoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson takes part in a meeting of the Government Affairs Committee on the second day of the 2013 legislative session Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013 in Carson City.

    Proposal would help crime victims who are undocumented immigrants

    February 14, 2017

    Immigrants in the U.S. illegally would be eligible for a Nevada program that helps victims of violent crime if a bill discussed during a committee meeting at the Nevada Legislature Monday makes it into law. ...

  • Men stand in the parking lot of a hardware store waiting for contractors looking for day labor, Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, in Las Vegas. A report  says an estimated 170,000 unauthorized immigrants reside in the Las Vegas Valley, based on 2014 population figures.

    Study: 170,000 immigrants are in Las Vegas illegally

    February 14, 2017

    The number of unauthorized immigrants in Southern Nevada would form the fifth-largest largest city in the state. An estimated 170,000 unauthorized immigrants reside in the Las Vegas, Paradise and Henderson area, according to Pew researchers, who used 2014 population figures. Most of the United States’ 11.1 million unauthorized immigrants ...

  • Foreign nationals are arrested Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017, by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in Los Angeles.

    Immigrants wait in fear after raids; Trump takes credit

    February 13, 2017

    Pastor Fred Morris looked out over his congregation Sunday as news ricocheted around the world that American authorities were rounding up immigrants in an enforcement surge that President Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail. Parishioners did not smile as on any other Sunday morning. They stared down at their feet. Others didn't attend at all ...

  • White House defends travel ban as provocations mount

    February 12, 2017

    A top White House aide renewed support for President Donald Trump's embattled immigration order and praised a surge in deportations Sunday, as the new president faces a new provocation in the form of an apparent missile test by North Korea ...

  • Jacqueline Rayos, 14, confirms that her mother, Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos, had been deported, outside an Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, Feb. 9, 2017. Rayos, who was brought to the U.S. as a 14 year old more than two decades ago, was arrested Wednesday during a routine check-in here, days after the Trump administration broadened the definition of “criminal alien."

    She showed up yearly to meet ICE agents. Now they’re deporting her

    February 10, 2017

    For eight years, Guadalupe García de Rayos had checked in at the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement office in Phoenix, a requirement since she was caught using ...

  • A worker harvests Jeff Marchini's radicchio crop to a conveyer belt in Merced, Calif., Jan. 27, 2017. President Donald Trump’s executive orders upending immigration laws are alarming farmers in the Republican stronghold of Central Valley, who are wondering what they could mean for their workers, most of whom are unauthorized, and the businesses that depend on them.

    California farmers backed Trump; now they’re worried

    February 10, 2017

    Jeff Marchini and others in the Central Valley bet their farms on the election of Donald Trump. His message of reducing regulations and taxes appealed to this Republican stronghold, one of Trump’s strongest bases of support in ...

  • A protest outside of Google's headquarters in Mountain View, Calif., Jan. 30, 2017. Google and many other Silicon Valley companies have said that President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration could hurt the economy.

    Why Silicon Valley wouldn’t work without immigrants

    February 9, 2017

    The workers of Silicon Valley make unlikely revolutionaries. As a group, they are relatively wealthy, well educated and well connected. While most here supported Hillary Clinton, tech workers are not the most obvious targets of ...