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Why is President Obama taking his immigration plan to Nevada?




US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29, 2013.
US President Barack Obama delivers remarks on immigration reform at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 29, 2013.
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President Obama is expected to announce new policies on immigration later this week. And, according to several media reports, that announcement might well take place at a high school in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Why Nevada?

The state's growing prestige in tight political races (think 2016) and the region's influential Latino population could be a couple of the reasons.

For more, we're joined by Amber Phillips, reporter with the Las Vegas Sun.