Tuesday, July 13 2010 4:08 PM EDT2010-07-13 21:08:26 GMT
An effort to put the issue of illegal immigration on the 2012 ballot has ended. Assemblyman and former U.S. Senatorial candidate Chad Christensen was behind the Arizona-style law being created in Nevada.More>>
Tuesday, June 22 2010 8:36 PM EDT2010-06-23 01:36:25 GMT
A Nevada assemblyman's attempt to get Nevada a law like Arizona's new immigration legislation is being challenged by some big names. The LVCVA and the Nevada Resort Association have filed a legal challenge to the immigration initiative petition.More>>
Monday, April 26 2010 7:02 PM EDT2010-04-27 00:02:34 GMT
Las Vegas immigrant groups are gearing up for a fight if Nevada follows Arizona's lead. The group of labor leaders, students, preachers and politicians just returned from Arizona and stand in opposition to Senate Bill 1070.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:36 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:36:46 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school. Two hours after landing in Las Vegas, Maj. PowellMore>>
Air Force pilot Scott Powell returned home three weeks early from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan, surprising his children at school.More>>
The Washington State Patrol says the Interstate 5 bridge over the Skagit River at Mount Vernon has collapsed, dumping vehicles and people into the water.More>>
An Interstate 5 bridge over a river collapsed north of Seattle Thursday evening, dumping two vehicles into the water and sparking a rescue effort by boats and divers as three injured people were pulled from the chilly...More>>
Friday, May 24 2013 1:28 AM EDT2013-05-24 05:28:07 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001. Las Vegas is home to 15 of the world's largestMore>>
The Department of Homeland Security has announced Las Vegas won't be getting federal money to fight terrorism, marking the first time since 2001.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 10:57 PM EDT2013-05-24 02:57:30 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A pedestrian was critically injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said. The pedestrian, who was taken to a hospital,More>>
A pedestrian was injured Thursday after being hit by a car about 6 p.m. at Maryland Parkway and Sahara Avenue, Metro Police said.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:17 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:17:16 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race. Nevada'sMore>>
A North Las Vegas aerospace company is preparing to boldly go where few have gone before -- a public-private partnership with NASA that could be the start of the next space race.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 9:05 PM EDT2013-05-24 01:05:26 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- One of the biggest killers of children in the state isn't the heat, but pools. Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alertMore>>
Drowning is the third leading cause of death among children and officials are urging parents to be on high-alert this summer near swimming poolsMore>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:44 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:44:40 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited. The review was orderedMore>>
An independent review of a state-run mental health hospital gave high marks for patient satisfaction, but said options for people needing mental health care are limited.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 7:06 PM EDT2013-05-23 23:06:34 GMT
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) -- Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State. The Assembly voted 27-14 Thursday in favor of SJR13 which repeals languageMore>>
Nevada is one step closer to giving voters another chance to allow same-sex marriage in the Silver State.More>>
Thursday, May 23 2013 6:58 PM EDT2013-05-23 22:58:38 GMT
LAS VEGAS -- The woman found dead in her home earlier in the week has been identified as 75-year-old Jean Main, according to the Clark County Coroner's Office. Main died from a gunshot wound to the head,More>>
Metro Police have released a photo of the purse that belonged to a 75-year-old woman who was found shot to death in her northwest home.More>>
LAS VEGAS -- The Arizona state leader who helped create that state's controversial immigration law is hoping to spread the idea. He came to Las Vegas and found a receptive politician in Nevada State Assemblyman and Republican U.S. Senate candidate Chad Christensen.
Christensen met with Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce in front of the Las Vegas INS office.
"The first step is we cut off the gravy train -- we cut off all the financial support," he said. "We need to get aggressive on this really quick. As a legislator, I know first hand that the state cannot continue to pay."
Governor Jim Gibbons resists the call for a special session, saying immigration reform is a federal responsibility.
"I think a lot of it has to do with politics. The sad part about it is the State of Nevada can't do anything about immigration reform," he said.
Pearce has spoken approvingly of a 1950's INS deportation roundup titled "Operation Wetback." Back then, agents went into Hispanic neighborhoods and rounded up illegal immigrants. Pearce says he hopes illegal immigrants will chose self-deportation instead.
"I've never advocated roundups. I've advocated to enforce the law, one traffic stop at a time," he said.
Self-deportation is happening on a small scale at immigration attorney Reza Athari's office. His waiting room is full.
Athari says his clients are worried about police detainment and claims to know a couple of families moving from Arizona to Nevada because of this fear.
"We can't take out 12 million out of the work force and expect nothing to happen. That would collapse the whole economy," he said.
Without Governor Gibbons' support, Christensen's chances for a special session are unlikely. But both sides of this immigration debate seem to agree on one thing: Arizona's choice may force the entire country to take action soon.
Progressive group Reform Immigration for America plans on holding another rally this Friday protesting Las Vegas visit from Phoenix-area Sheriff Joe Arpaio.