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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

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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May 14, 2013

TRUST Act Clears Hurdle

by Christine Stuart | May 14, 2013 1:01pm

Christine Stuart photo A bill that would prohibit, under some circumstances, any law enforcement officer in the state from telling U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement that they detained an undocumented immigrant cleared another legislative hurdle Tuesday when it passed the Public Safety Committee 13 to 7.

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April 29, 2013

Mayors, Immigrants Rally For Driver’s Licenses

by Melissa Bailey | April 29, 2013 4:51pm

Jose Sanchez and other undocumented immigrants visited the state Capitol Monday to pose a late-session question for legislators: While the state awaits federal action on immigration reform, what should be done now about immigrants who are driving without licenses?

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April 22, 2013

4 Bills Die, Advocates Continue Fight

by Megan Merrigan | April 22, 2013 5:30am

Despite the perceived momentum toward four separate bills concerning undocumented immigrants being eligible for driver’s licenses, not one of them made it past the Transportation Committee’s deadline last month.

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