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January 20, 2017

Trump Inaugural Inspires Protest And A Jazz Funeral

by Christine Stuart | January 20, 2017 8:45pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD—For many the swearing in of Donald Trump as president represents a new start to a more prosperous future, but for others it was the first day of the resistance.

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December 7, 2016

Herbst Stops Short Of Declaring UConn A Sanctuary Campus

by Kimberly Armstrong | December 7, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo University of Connecticut President Susan Herbst stopped short of declaring UConn a sanctuary campus Tuesday in a university wide email to students.

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November 22, 2016

Immigrant Community Calls for Sanctuary State

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Last week college students across the country called on their administrators to pledge their support to undocumented students and faculty, on Monday more than a hundred marchers were calling on state leadership to become a sanctuary state.

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November 9, 2016

Future For DACA Students Uncertain

by Kimberly Armstrong | November 9, 2016 7:13am

Kimberly Armstrong photo STORRS, CT — The Latino voting bloc was supposed to contribute to Democratic Hillary Clinton’s victory, but even if she had been elected president, for immigrant students at the University of Connecticut she was the lesser of two evils.

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September 9, 2016

OP-ED | The Political Consequences of Trump’s Immigration Pivot

by Chris Haynes | September 9, 2016 7:00am

It’s not quite Nixon to China, but Donald Trump’s new moves on immigration, including a hastily arranged visit to Mexico, is designed to help reboot his campaign.

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July 25, 2016

Democrats Tout Bipartisan Legislation To Crack Down On Deportation of Dangerous Criminals

by Kristi Allen | July 25, 2016 2:24pm

Christine Stuart photo Countering Donald Trump’s rhetoric on Democratic inaction on immigration, Connecticut Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy introduced a bipartisan bill that aims to increase deportations of convicted criminals.

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July 18, 2016

Undocumented Students Take Part in Protest Rally Outside RNC

by Dillon Carr | July 18, 2016 4:47pm

Dillon Carr, RichlandSource for CTNewsJunkie CLEVELAND — Yenimar Cortes, a Tlaxcala, Mexico native who grew up in New Haven, joined United We Dream activists Monday during an anti-Donald Trump rally in Cleveland’s downtown area outside the Republican National Convention.

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OP-ED | To Dream or Not to Dream

by Mark Ojakian | July 18, 2016 4:30am

As leaders in Higher Education, we understand that education is intrinsically connected to achieving the American Dream. At Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU), a system of public institutions, we educate approximately 90,000 students a year, the majority of whom live and work in in our state.

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June 27, 2016

Immigration Protest Shuts Down Main Street In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 4:30pm

Christine Stuart photo Immigration activists caught the Hartford Police Department by surprise Monday when they unfurled a bright orange banner across Main Street in Hartford around 4 p.m. and shut down traffic for about 45 minutes.

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May 10, 2016

ECSU Dreamers Get A Boost From Scholarship Program

by Jack Kramer | May 10, 2016 12:13pm

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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