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December 13, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Passage of Dream Act, But Won’t Shut Down Gov’t To Get It

by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | Education | Immigration | Housing | Jobs | Labor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wouldn’t say Monday whether he would vote to shut down the government if the Republican Party fails to find a path for Dreamers before Congress adjourns later this month.

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December 11, 2017

Sentencing Commission Tackles Three Big Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2017 3:23pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Immigration | Legal

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The public got a chance Monday to weigh in on three proposals that would change Connecticut’s criminal justice system in very different ways.

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December 6, 2017

Bailout In Full Swing To Get Pretrial Detainees Home for the Holidays

by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal | Nonprofits | New Haven

With permission from the Connecticut Bail Fund NEW HAVEN, CT — Keesha De’Silva was looking at spending 120 days in jail after getting arrested for sleeping in a park hours after being evicted, but the Connecticut Bail Fund was able to get her out.

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October 12, 2017

Justice: Connecticut Is Not Violating Federal Immigration Laws

by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2017 1:40pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Legal

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — The U.S. Department of Justice told Connecticut Thursday that it’s not violating federal immigration law and should be eligible for a federal law enforcement grant.

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September 5, 2017

Connecticut Officials Defend DACA, Call For Passage of Dream Act

by Christine Stuart | Sep 5, 2017 1:00pm
Posted to: Congress | Immigration

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced plans Tuesday to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an Obama-era executive action that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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July 28, 2017

OP-ED | State Congressional Delegation Deserves High Marks for Trump Takedowns

by Terry Cowgill | Jul 28, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Opinion | White House

REUTERS / CARLOS BARRIA Not surprisingly, Connecticut’s congressional delegation has shown a pointed dislike for Donald J. Trump, starting well before he became the Republican nominee for president and began in earnest his unlikely quest for the White House.

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July 21, 2017

VIDEO | Malloy Briefs News Media on Budget Situation, Says Feds Lied About Who ICE Would Target

by Christine Stuart | Jul 21, 2017 6:00pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Immigration | Law Enforcement | State Budget | State Capitol

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July 3, 2017

Connecticut Group Seeks Information About Visa Processing

by Jack Kramer | Jul 3, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Immigration

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut group whose mission it is to enhance the public’s understanding of Islam has filed a federal lawsuit against three federal government agencies for failing to turn over information related to policies, communications, and statistics related to visa processing and screening.

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June 30, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | Jun 30, 2017 2:20pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration

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June 1, 2017

Dreamers Continue Advocacy Effort

by Jack Kramer | Jun 1, 2017 11:00am
Posted to: Education | Immigration

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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