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January 21, 2017

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Photo: Jenifer Guzman Gonzalez, 21, a college student and
A passport stamp gives Dreamers hope as the Trump era looms
Thursday, January 19, 2017
When the customs agent at John F. Kennedy International Airport stamped Jenifer Guzman Gonzalez’s Mexican passport Monday, Guzman was too anxious to look at it ...
Mother just one of many hoping son judged for who he is, not his ethnicity
Saturday, January 14, 2017
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Panic set in. I was supposed to get dinner with him at Chili’s, my pregnancy cravings running wild for those honey chipotle chicken crispers. We had just talked about it on the phone less than an hour before. After a few minutes of waiting in the car, his family saw me, came outside and said, “He was pulled over by the police driving home in the work truck and they took him.” I sped back home, tears streaming down my face, and frantically told my parents what was going on ...
Photo: Syrian refugee Ahmad Alkhalaf smiles Dec. 10, 2016
Armless Syrian boy thrives in US, hopes family can join him
Monday, January 2, 2017
Ahmad Alkhalaf has had a busy year. He attended Democratic President Barack Obama's final State of the Union address as a special guest of a congressman. He learned to bike and rollerblade, took martial arts and gymnastics classes and spent his summer playing soccer and swimming in a lake at a day camp in the Boston suburbs. And he received his first pair of prosthetic arms after his were blown off three years ago in a refugee camp bomb blast that also killed three of his siblings. But as the 11-year-old Syrian boy looks to another year in his adopted ...
Obama has few options to protect young immigrants
Monday, January 2, 2017
Barack Obama is under pressure during his final weeks as president to do something — anything — to secure the future of hundreds of thousands of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who could face deportation under the Trump administration. His options appear few ...
Fear of Muslims grips a North Carolina town that has hardly any
Fear of Muslims grips a North Carolina town that has hardly any
Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Jeff Miller, a dry cleaner owner who serves on the City Council in Hendersonville, North Carolina, was driving his green truck late Monday afternoon when news of the Christmas market attack in Berlin came on the radio. “I thought ...
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Trump seeks path for Mexico barrier, but will it be a ‘big, beautiful wall’?
Friday, December 23, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked federal border protection officials for guidance on where a new wall separating the United States from Mexico — a signature promise of Trump’s campaign — can be erected ...
Photo: Blanca Nienhaus, a Mexican immigrant who is an imm
A creative plea from immigrants, and a ticking clock for Obama
Thursday, December 22, 2016
Confronting a tight deadline and armed with a creative legal argument, immigration advocates have made a final plea to President Barack Obama to shield up to 200,000 legal immigrants with minor criminal records from deportation. Drawing on constitutional framers ...
Cities, counties plan immigrant legal aid after Trump's win
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Major U.S. cities and counties are beefing up legal services for immigrants to help them fight deportation and avoid fraudulent lawyers in the wake of Donald Trump's election and his hard-line immigration enforcement promises ...
Clark County sheriff shares insights on challenges of 2016
Clark County sheriff shares insights on challenges of 2016
Monday, December 12, 2016
As a year that saw a spike in violent crime, legalization of recreational marijuana and the explosion of the immigration debate wraps up, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo gave the Las Vegas Sun’s ...
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Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump ...
Cracks emerge in Trump's campaign promise on immigration
Sunday, November 13, 2016
Donald Trump's tough-talking plan to rein in illegal immigration showed signs Sunday of cracking, with the president-elect backing off his vow to build a solid wall along the southern U.S. border and House Speaker Paul Ryan rejecting any "deportation force" targeting people in the country illegally ...
Immigration advocates vigilant about changes, prepared for the worst
Immigration advocates vigilant about changes, prepared for the worst
Friday, November 11, 2016
Just how much of Donald Trump’s divisive vitriol and rhetoric on immigration translates to action against Nevada families remains to be seen, but the potential for major changes in policy forces attorneys and advocates to prepare ...
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New Clinton ad features Las Vegas immigration activist
Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Local immigration activist and Dreamer Astrid Silva stars in Hillary Clinton’s latest Spanish-language ad, “Nevadense,” released today ahead of the Democratic presidential candidate’s visit to Las Vegas ...
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Wednesday speech could clarify Trump's immigration policy
Monday, August 29, 2016
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump announced Sunday he'll be making a speech on illegal immigration on Wednesday in Arizona, after a week of speculation that he might be softening his hard-line promise to deport 11 million people living in the United States illegally ...
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Cortez Masto meets with families who fear deportation
Thursday, August 11, 2016
Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto met for lunch Wednesday with families who live in the shadow of deportation, drawing parallels between their stories and her own family's immigrant roots. "Your story is no different than mine ...