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October 16, 2019

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Immigration officials announce 31 arrests in Las Vegas area
Immigration officials announce 31 arrests in Las Vegas area
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials today announced 31 arrests in the Las Vegas-area late last month. Five of the people in custody had previously been ...
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Pope decries world's indifference to migrants and refugees
Sunday, September 29, 2019
"We cannot be indifferent to the tragedy of old and new forms of poverty, to the bleak isolation, contempt and discrimination experienced by those who do not belong to 'our group,'" Pope Francis said. "We cannot remain …
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Trump administration puts tough new asylum rule into effect
Thursday, September 12, 2019
A new level of despair spread among tens of thousands of migrants waiting on the Mexican border to seek refuge in the U.S. as the Trump administration began enforcing radical new restrictions Thursday on who qualifies for asylum ...
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Immigrants get the job done, employers say
Sunday, August 25, 2019
After finishing a particularly satisfying dinner at a Coral Gables restaurant with his wife, Pedro Martinez quietly slipped around to the back alley where the kitchen is.
Nevada among top states for 'fiancé visa' holders
Thursday, August 22, 2019
The process to obtain a fiancé visa is not as simple as flying someone into the country. Green card holders cannot make use of the visa, and couples who seek the visa must provide proof of their relationship, such as …
'Little Ethiopia' making a name for itself in Las Vegas
'Little Ethiopia' making a name for itself in Las Vegas
Monday, August 12, 2019
Immigrant community eager to share culture with fellow residents
The woody aroma of frankincense envelops Melkam Market, an Ethiopian store just west of the Strip on Decatur Boulevard. The floors are covered in green lentils, a common practice for those who observe Tsome Filseta, a period of fasting in Ethiopian Orthodox Christian tradition ...
Commissioners call for more transparency from Metro in relationship with ICE
Commissioners call for more transparency from Metro in relationship with ICE
Friday, July 19, 2019
Las Vegas activists and elected officials are expressing frustration that Metro Police recently renewed their commitment to a program in which ...
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Nevada committee turns its attention to boosting participation in 2020 census
Monday, July 15, 2019
The Nevada Complete Count Committee is moving forward in its efforts to raise awareness around the 2020 census, despite the recent political fights in Washington over …
Feds: Las Vegas man stole identities, submitted false immigration documents
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
A grand jury indicted a Las Vegas man on charges that he stole individuals identities and then submitted false documents to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to withdraw or cancel those individuals’ applications for permanent resident status, officials said. Arash Vakshouri, 40, faces seven counts of ...
Ordered deported, migrants hit with fines running into hundreds of thousands
Ordered deported, migrants hit with fines running into hundreds of thousands
Sunday, July 7, 2019
Edith Espinal spends her days praying, reading and, when feeling brave, taking short accompanied walks outside the Mennonite church in Columbus, Ohio, where she has ...
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'And now we are alone': Extended family separated at border
Friday, July 5, 2019
A 12-year-old boy entered the U.S. from Mexico with his brother and uncle, fleeing violence in Guatemala, but is now without them in a packed Texas border facility ...
Nevada groups celebrate decision to drop citizenship question from the 2020 Census
Nevada groups celebrate decision to drop citizenship question from the 2020 Census
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Progressive groups around Nevada hailed the Trump administration’s about-face in announcing 2020 Census forms would be …
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Report: Childhood poverty persists in fast-growing Southwest
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The number of children living in poverty has swelled over the past three decades in fast-growing, ethnically diverse states such as Nevada ...
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Trump gets pushback on promise of new Mexican tariffs
Thursday, May 30, 2019
In a surprise announcement that could derail a major trade deal, President Donald Trump says he is placing a 5% tariff on all Mexican imports, effective June 10, to pressure ...
How one teen escaped violence in El Salvador and found family and a future in Las Vegas
How one teen escaped violence in El Salvador and found family and a future in Las Vegas
Sunday, May 26, 2019
Immigration:
Like many immigrants from Central American countries, Felix came to the U.S. fleeing violence at home. Unfortunately, hardship followed him to Las Vegas ...