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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 6:13pm

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 12:42pm

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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May 20, 2014

Connecticut Dreamers Demand Access to State Financial Aid

by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2014 4:52pm

Christine Stuart photo Six Connecticut Dreamers walked out of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office Tuesday disappointed that he refused to immediately agree that undocumented students should have access to financial aid.

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December 10, 2013

Undocumented Immigrants to Strain Safety-Net Hospitals

by Magaly Olivero | December 10, 2013 7:44am

Undocumented immigrants are expected to make up a larger share of Connecticut’s uninsured population next year, putting new financial pressures on safety-net hospitals that provide emergency care to everyone, state and national health experts predict.

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October 25, 2013

Blumenthal Urges Boehner To Call Immigration Reform Bill For Vote

by Christine Stuart | October 25, 2013 2:51pm

Christine Stuart photo The U.S. Senate passed a bill in June that attempts to fix the United States immigration system, but the U.S. House has failed to take action on it.

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August 16, 2013

OP-ED | Immigration Reform Will Have Positive Impact on Connecticut Agriculture

by Bryan Hurlburt | August 16, 2013 10:08am

Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed a common sense immigration reform measure in a strongly bipartisan fashion, supported by both U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy. This was an important step in the right direction — especially for producers, farm workers, and rural communities in our state.

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July 16, 2013

Blumenthal Calls On Immigration Agency To Re-Open Citizenship Cases For Same-Sex Spouses

by Jacqueline Wattles | July 16, 2013 7:10am

Jacqueline Wattles photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called on the federal government Monday to reopen U.S. citizenship petitions that have been denied under the Defense of Marriage Act.

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May 31, 2013

OP-ED | Give Them Licenses And Legalize The Illegals

by Terry D. Cowgill | May 31, 2013 5:30am

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It is remarkable in this day and age that elected officials will on occasion pursue and enact policies in defiance of public opinion polls. Chalk it up either to courage or to a calculated political move designed to appease a very important constituency in the hope that the majority will forget it by the next election.

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May 30, 2013

Senate Sends Driver’s Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants Bill to Gov’s Desk

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2013 12:29am

Hugh McQuaid photo A bill that would allow undocumented immigrants to apply for a driver’s license received final passage Wednesday night as a group of advocates watched from the Senate balcony.

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May 23, 2013

House Green Lights Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants

by Christine Stuart | May 23, 2013 5:40am

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut voters may not be ready according to polling data, but that didn’t stop the House from pushing forward with a vote on a billthat would give undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver’s license.

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