The stereotypical image of a glittering Las Vegas is one that lures visitors with the promise of ‘winning the jackpot’ with nothing more than a little cash investment. However, hyperfast population growth rates in the 1990s revealed that Las Vegas is luring more than just the temporary visitor. In this presentation, Audrey Singer discussed Las Vegas’ late 20th century development and examined the pace, composition, and sources of population growth.
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[C]ities are places that are about people [and officials focus on how immigrants contribute to their communities; Governors are concerned about] what they see as a threat to their population as a whole and are interested in applying pressure to the Obama administration to help change that.