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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am

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The Trump era is a time of cruelty and fear. The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children. The biggest targets so far, though, have been immigrants, especially undocumented persons and refugees.

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February 22, 2017

Malloy Issues Guidelines In Response To Trump Immigration Orders

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 7:14pm

CTnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT – Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent Connecticut school superintendents and police chiefs guidelines Wednesday on how to handle the Trump administration’s pronouncements and orders regarding undocumented immigrants.

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Report Finds Immigrants Are A Powerful Economic Force In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the New American Economy HARTFORD, CT – A new report shows that immigrant-lead households in Connecticut earned $18.9 billion in 2014 – 13.9 percent of all income earned by everyone in the state that year.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 13, 2017

Connecticut Lawmaker Calls On Trump To Abandon Legal Appeal of Travel Ban

by Jack Kramer | February 13, 2017 4:44pm

HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, along with religious, college and legal experts Monday called on President Donald Trump to give up his legal fight to ban travelers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.

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February 7, 2017

‘Dreamers’ Optimistic They Will Win College Aid Fight

by Jack Kramer | February 7, 2017 4:00pm

Ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Powerful politicians and educational leaders testified Tuesday in favor of bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, but it was testimony of a student who wouldn’t benefit from the legislation that seemed to pack the biggest punch.

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Connecticut Signs Legal Brief On Trump Travel Ban

by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen joined with 15 other Democratic attorneys general from around the United States to submit a brief to the Ninth Circuit Monday afternoon challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.

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January 29, 2017

Hundreds of Connecticut Residents Rally Against Trump’s Executive Order

by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2017 4:09pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Hundreds gathered in the baggage claim area of Bradley International Airport on Sunday afternoon to condemn President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking arrivals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.

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January 27, 2017

Immigrant Rights Organizations Keep Pressure On Elected Officials

by Christine Stuart | January 27, 2017 4:37pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A group of immigrant rights advocates is pressing lawmakers, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and local elected officials to consider expanding its support for the undocumented population in the state.

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OP-ED | Our Government Must Stand Up

by Susan Bigelow | January 27, 2017 10:00am

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It’s hard to write a column about Connecticut’s legislative session as if nothing is happening. In a lot of ways, though, the legislators themselves are pretending President Trump isn’t there. But how can the government of a small state cope with the radical change coming out of the nation’s capital?

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