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June 1, 2017

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort

by Jack Kramer | June 1, 2017 11:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Trying to pass legislation to give immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities has always been a toss-up issue, and the recent arrest of a member of a group leading the fight for the legislation may have added another roadblock.

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May 24, 2017

Dreamers Will Have To Keep Dreaming

by Jack Kramer | May 24, 2017 7:59pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s unlikely the House will find enough support for legislation that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities.

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May 5, 2017

OP-ED | Stop These Inhumane Deportations

by Susan Bigelow | May 5, 2017 11:00am

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Luis Barrios, an undocumented immigrant who lives with his wife and children in Derby, will get to stay in the United States for another 30 days. After that, it’s possible he’ll be deported to Guatemala, where he fears his life will be in danger. This sort of cruelty has become too common. It must stop.

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May 2, 2017

Protesters Arrested In Last Ditch Effort To Save Derby Man From Deportation

by Jack Kramer | May 2, 2017 3:12pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Nineteen people who sat, arms locked, in front of locked doors at the Abraham Ribicoff Federal Building Tuesday to protest the pending deportation of a Derby man were arrested.

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April 5, 2017

Immigrant Community Plans Capitol Rally

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They may live in one of the most progressive states in the nation, but a coalition of immigrants, labor, community, legislative, and business allies will be rallying April 29 at the state Capitol to let everyone know they’re “Here to Stay.”

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March 15, 2017

Dreamers Get One Step Closer To Accessing College Financial Aid

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Two bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities passed the Higher Education Committee and Employment Advancement Committee Wednesday.

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March 1, 2017

Trump Gets Good Grades For His Speech From Two Connecticut Professors

by Jack Kramer | March 1, 2017 6:30am

REUTERS / Carlos Barria WASHINGTON — Two experts on relations between presidents and Congress gave Republican President Donald Trump good grades for his first speech Tuesday, and both agreed Democrats made the night tense.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Stand Against Trump’s Deportation Plans

by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 11:00am

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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 8:14pm

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 12:30pm

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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