February 24, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | February 24, 2017 10:00am
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 The president’s administration has gutted Obamacare, removed vital environmental protections, and rescinded federal protections for transgender children.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.
February 22, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 7:14pm
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.
by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 11:30am
February 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am
WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.
February 13, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 13, 2017 4:44pm
HARTFORD, CT – U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, along with religious, college and legal experts Monday called on President Donald Trump to give up his legal fight to ban travelers to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
February 7, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 7, 2017 4:00pm
HARTFORD, CT — Powerful politicians and educational leaders testified Tuesday in favor of bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities, but it was testimony of a student who wouldn’t benefit from the legislation that seemed to pack the biggest punch.
by Christine Stuart | February 7, 2017 5:30am
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen joined with 15 other Democratic attorneys general from around the United States to submit a brief to the Ninth Circuit Monday afternoon challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban barring travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries.
January 29, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 29, 2017 4:09pm
WINDSOR LOCKS, CT — Hundreds gathered in the baggage claim area of Bradley International Airport on Sunday afternoon to condemn President Donald Trump’s executive order blocking arrivals from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States.
January 27, 2017
by Christine Stuart | January 27, 2017 4:37pm
HARTFORD, CT — A group of immigrant rights advocates is pressing lawmakers, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, and local elected officials to consider expanding its support for the undocumented population in the state.
by Susan Bigelow | January 27, 2017 10:00am
It’s hard to write a column about Connecticut’s legislative session as if nothing is happening. In a lot of ways, though, the legislators themselves are pretending President Trump isn’t there. But how can the government of a small state cope with the radical change coming out of the nation’s capital?