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May 10, 2016

ECSU Dreamers Get A Boost From Scholarship Program

by Jack Kramer | May 10, 2016 1:13pm

Jack Kramer/CTNewsjunkie photo Up to 100 immigrant students from Connecticut will now be eligible to get, for the first time, part of their education paid for with scholarship money.

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May 2, 2016

Malloy Receives Profile In Courage Award

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 5:30am

CTNJ file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy received the 2016 John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award Sunday for defending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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April 29, 2016

Dreamers Wear Their Caps and Gowns To Lobby the House

by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.

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April 20, 2016

Senate Sends Bill To Give Dreamers Access To Financial Aid To House

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 11:10pm

Christine Stuart file photo Connecticut Dreamers cheered Senate approval Wednesday of a bill that gives them access to financial aid at public colleges and universities.

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April 4, 2016

Malloy Receives Kennedy Foundation Award For Treatment of Syrian Refugees

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2016 11:44am

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will receive the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award in May for defending the resettlement of Syrian refugees in the U.S. following the November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris.

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April 2, 2016

Federal Judge Denies Deportees Request To Return To Testify To Legislature

by Rowan Kane | April 2, 2016 10:49am

Courtesy of Yale Law School A federal judge in Hartford dismissed the request of two Connecticut deportees who had been subpoenaed to testify in front of the General Assembly next week.

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April 1, 2016

Lawmakers Wait On Federal Judge to Decide In-Person Testimony on Immigration

by Rowan Kane | April 1, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of Yale Law School Yale Law students argued in Hartford federal court earlier this week that two Connecticut residents deported to Italy should be allowed to testify in person before the General Assembly.

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March 23, 2016

Health Care Advocates Push For Greater Scrutiny Of Cigna-Anthem Merger Plan

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 23, 2016 1:00pm

shutterstock A new coalition of groups opposed to the proposed $54 billion merger of Anthem with Bloomfield-based Cigna called Wednesday for state regulators to ensure as much public scrutiny of the deal as possible.

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March 22, 2016

Blumenthal Calls For Reforms To Foreign Worker Visa Program

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2016 1:56pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Tuesday criticized a non-immigrant visa program that allows companies to replace American workers with foreign workers.

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March 21, 2016

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Connecticut Lawmakers Fail To Block Republican Move On Immigration

by Steve Majerus-Collins | March 21, 2016 10:00am

Christopher Halloran / Shutterstock Despite the unanimous opposition of Connecticut’s congressional delegation, the Republican-controlled U.S. House voted last week to urge the Supreme Court to block President Barack Obama’s efforts to reduce the deportation of undocumented immigrants.

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