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Immigration

Photo: Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo speaks June 28,
Lombardo takes right turn on immigration in his bid for GOP gubernatorial nod
Wednesday, October 20, 2021
Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo has changed his tune on immigration now that he is running for governor. Lombardo, who for years has downplayed Metro Police’s role in immigration policies and deportations, boasted at a recent campaign event to Republican voters …
Photo: Cecilia Gomez, left, and her Laura Barrera, an att
UNLV clinic gets windfall to assist immigrants facing deportation
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
UNLV’s Immigration Clinic at William S. Boyd School of Law will add a half-million dollars to its coffers to defend immigrants facing deportation ...
Photo: Haitian migrants gather on the banks of the Rio Gr
US closes part of Texas border, begins flying Haitians home
Sunday, September 19, 2021
The United States on Sunday blocked the Mexican border at an isolated Texas town where thousands of Haitian refugees have crossed and set up a camp, hoping to stop the flow of migrants as officials also began flying some of the Haitians back …
Photo: LaLo Montoya, an organizer with Make the Road Neva
'We need citizenship': Young Las Vegas immigrants lament judge's DACA ruling
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
Make the Road Nevada housing organizer LaLo Montoya was only 2 years old when his family immigrated to the United States from Zacatecas, Mexico. It wasn’t until 2012 that Montoya would be protected from deportation through the DACA program ...
Photo: Erika Castro, a DACA recipient, speaks at a rally
Judge orders end to DACA, current enrollees safe for now
Friday, July 16, 2021
A federal judge in Texas on Friday ordered an end to an Obama-era program that prevented the deportations of some immigrants brought into the United States as children, putting new pressure for action on ...
In Las Vegas, a spirited call for path to citizenship, immigration reform
In Las Vegas, a spirited call for path to citizenship, immigration reform
Saturday, July 3, 2021
Erika Castro longs for the day when her parents no longer fear being deported and separated from their children, which would require a president finally delivering on ...
Photo: Iraqi native Kofades, who didn't disclose his last
Las Vegas event honors special group of new U.S. citizens, marking World Refugee Day
Friday, June 18, 2021
Deacon Tom Roberts walked up to the new U.S. citizens being honored Thursday during a World Refugee Day event at the East Las Vegas Library and handed them a small American flag. “God bless you, and God bless America,” said Roberts.
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UNLV to honor immigrant's long, hard journey to graduation
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Adugna “Adu” Siweya would drive his taxi past UNLV many times during his shift taking passengers to and from the airport. He would glance over at the university and envision what it would be like being a student.
Photo: A person receives the COVID-19 vaccination at UNLV
Undocumented immigrants in Las Vegas urged to shed fears in vaccination push
Sunday, April 18, 2021
The Cashman Center is big, and so is the sound of mariachi. It was an appeal to Latinos, the most overrepresented group in coronavirus infections but among the least vaccinated, and especially toward some of the most vulnerable among them, those living in the U.S. without ...
Photo: A group of migrants just apprehended by Border Pat
Border towns brace for more migrants as the border slowly reopens
Saturday, March 20, 2021
Immigration agents are releasing so many migrants in small towns along the Texas border these days that Laura Ramos, who owns a store near the international bridge in Eagle Pass, said she was worried about the safety of her business and her children.
House approves legislation to give Dreamers a path to citizenship
House approves legislation to give Dreamers a path to citizenship
Thursday, March 18, 2021
The House voted Thursday to unlatch a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers and immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters abroad, giving Democrats a ...
In Joe Biden's early days, signs of Trump-era problems at the border
In Joe Biden's early days, signs of Trump-era problems at the border
Wednesday, February 10, 2021
Hundreds of newly released immigrants are getting dropped off with nonprofit groups, and accounts of prolonged detention in short-term facilities are growing ...
Photo: Nevada Army National Guard member Katherine Deskin
Fear of feds could prevent Las Vegas immigrants from seeking COVID vaccine
Monday, January 18, 2021
The biggest obstacle to getting undocumented immigrants in Las Vegas vaccinated against COVID-19 might not be fear of the shot, but the unwarranted fear of being outed to federal authorities, advocates said. That’s why state officials and immigration advocates are working to spread the word that ...
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Salvadoran family has much to celebrate this Christmas — being together in Las Vegas
Friday, December 25, 2020
After 22 years apart, husband and wife will wake up this Christmas together in Las Vegas. Escobar de Guillen and their youngest daughter, 22-year-old Karla Elizabeth Guillen Escobar, arrived in Las Vegas …
Photo: Nery Martinez poses with his wife Rosa Ramos in th
Immigrants living in U.S. under embattled federal program see hope on horizon
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Nery Martinez and his wife were born in the same town in El Salvador, but they built their lives together in Las Vegas. They remain here under a federal program President Donald Trump has been trying to kill for thousands of immigrants. But with a recent court victory ...