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February 25, 2015

Dreamers Get Closer To Accessing Financial Aid

by Sarah Paduano | February 25, 2015 5:25pm

CTNJ file photo After a year-long lobbying effort, undocumented students were able to convince some lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that they should have access to financial aid.

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February 3, 2015

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Senate to Debate Homeland Security Funding and Immigration

by Jordan Fenster | February 3, 2015 5:30am

Among the heavy discussion items up for debate on the Senate floor this week is H.R. 240, which would fund the Department of Homeland Security and, in its present form, severely curtail presidential control of national immigration policy.

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December 12, 2014

DOC Changes Policy Next Week On ICE Detainers

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2014 1:00pm

New Haven Independent file photo Starting on Monday, the Connecticut Correction Department will no longer honor detainer requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement unless it’s accompanied by a signed judicial warrant or the inmate has been convicted of a violent felony.

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December 2, 2014

More Than 5,000 Undocumented Residents Sign Up For Drivers License Test

by Hugh McQuaid | December 2, 2014 2:27pm

Nearly 5,400 undocumented Connecticut residents made appointments to take a written driving test from the Department of Motor Vehicles Monday as the state began the first phase of its “Drive Only” license program.

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November 21, 2014

Greater New Haven Undocumented Immigrants Cheer Obama Action

by Mary E. O'Leary | November 21, 2014 7:52am

New Haven Register After almost eight years in the country, Jose Luis Piscil is in deportation proceedings, but hopes he can qualify to stay here and raise his two American children.

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November 2, 2014

Obama Rallies 1,900 For Malloy In Bridgeport, Takes Hecklers In Stride

by Hugh McQuaid | November 2, 2014 5:19pm

Douglas Healey photo President Barack Obama worked through an unruly crowd Sunday in Bridgeport to excite the Democratic faithful to turn out for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in Tuesday’s nail-biter of a gubernatorial election.

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October 30, 2014

Advocates Identify Flaw, Call For Greater Trust In Trust Act

by Christine Stuart | October 30, 2014 12:17pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance dropped off a letter Thursday at Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s capitol office to call attention to a “flaw” in the Correction Department’s policy on Immigration and Custom Enforcement detainer requests.

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July 25, 2014

Malloy Defends Decision On Immigrant Children

by Hugh McQuaid | July 25, 2014 12:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Despite public backlash, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday his administration made the right call when it declined a federal request to house thousands of immigrant children in a state facility.

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July 17, 2014

Black & Puerto Rican Caucus Asks The Governor To Reconsider Housing Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart | July 17, 2014 5:13pm

CTNJ file photo The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus wrote Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday to ask him to reconsider his decision denying the federal government’s request to house some of the thousands of immigrant children fleeing Central America.

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July 3, 2014

Guatemalan Children Who Crossed The Border Tell Their Stories

by Christine Stuart | July 3, 2014 11:42am

Christine Stuart photo When Luis Miguel Diaz Calel and Anabelia Maribel Diaz Hernandez were picked up April 14 by immigration police at the U.S. border, they were taken to a detention center they called the “icebox.”

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