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August 23, 2019

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Immigration

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 ...
Photo: Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall, shown in this Oct. 20, 201
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 ...
Photo: In this Dec. 15, 2018, file photo, Honduran asylum
'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 …
Photo: In this photo taken Friday, June 14, 2019, volunte
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
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Like many immigrants from Central American countries, Felix came to the U.S. fleeing violence at home. Unfortunately, hardship followed him to Las Vegas ...
Is there a connection between illegal immigration and crime?
Is there a connection between illegal immigration and crime?
Thursday, May 16, 2019
A lot of research has shown that there is no causal connection between immigration and crime in the United States. But after one such study last year, readers ...
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The Black Donnellys, Vegas filmmaker explore American dream
Saturday, May 4, 2019
David Browne and Dave Rooney of The Black Donnellys immigrated from Dublin to Las Vegas five years ago. They said they left Ireland after 45 consecutive days of rain and landed in Vegas after its 85th consecutive day of sunshine. To them, America was always ...
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UNLV Immigration Clinic offers legal counsel to undocumented immigrants, children
Friday, May 3, 2019
As a professor of law and the director of the UNLV Immigration Clinic, Michael Kagan’s passions are twofold: make sure students get the education they need and make sure undocumented immigrants, primarily immigrant children, get a fair day in court.
Amodei: Politics impedes solving immigration problem
Sunday, April 21, 2019
U.S. Rep. Mark Amodei said Congress does nothing to solve the immigration problem because members — both Republicans and Democrats — care primarily about ...