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February 14, 2019

Committee Hears Bill That Requires Health Insurers To Cover Immigrants

by Jack Kramer | Feb 14, 2019 12:26pm
Posted to: Health Care | Immigration | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT —Proponents say legislators should get behind a bill to mandate access to health insurance for immigrants living in Connecticut because currently the cost of such care is being paid by all citizens.

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February 11, 2019

Blumenthal: ‘The Wall Is Dead’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 11, 2019 1:43pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | Law Enforcement | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — The federal government is scheduled to shut down on midnight Friday if Congress can’t reach a deal on the part of the federal budget that funds about one-quarter of the government.

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February 6, 2019

Immigrant Rights Group Pushes For Legislation To Hinder Deportations

by Jack Kramer | Feb 6, 2019 12:47pm
Posted to: Courts | Immigration | Law Enforcement

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HARTFORD, CT — Community members who say they have been victimized by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement joined the Connecticut Immigrant Rights Alliance Wednesday to ask the General Assembly to break the prison-to-deportation pipeline.

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February 4, 2019

Professor: New Strain Of Fascism Filters Into U.S. Politics

by Kevin Flood | Feb 4, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Equality | Immigration | National Security | Public Safety | White House | Hartford

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HARTFORD — Get used to the term “identitarianism.”

Christopher Vials, associate professor of English and director of American Studies at the University of Connecticut, told an audience at the Charter Oak Cultural Center Thursday night that the identitarian movement, a 21st century variation of fascism, needs scrutiny because it has spread from Europe to American alt-right groups — and from there into the Trump administration.

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January 24, 2019

CT Delegation United on Campaign Reforms, Guns and Off-Shore Drilling

by Peter Urban | Jan 24, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Campaign Finance | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Election Policy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Public Health | Public Safety | Veterans Affairs

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As they begin to put their names to legislation this Congressional session, Connecticut lawmakers are united on a handful of high-priority issues including gun control, campaign reforms and off-shore drilling.

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January 14, 2019

Q-Poll: Democrats Are Winning Messaging On Shutdown

by Christine Stuart | Jan 14, 2019 3:16pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | Poll | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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A Quinnipiac University poll of 1,209 American voters found 63 percent oppose shutting down the government to force Congress to fund a wall along the southern border.

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January 10, 2019

Federal Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight

by Peter Urban | Jan 10, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Norwalk

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WASHINGTON — Congress made no progress Wednesday in ending a partial government shutdown — now more than two weeks old — that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks and raised concerns over the impact it is having on government programs from small business assistance to air traffic controllers.

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December 20, 2018

Sentencing Commission: Let Parolees Vote

by Jack Kramer | Dec 20, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Election Policy | Equality | Immigration | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Sentencing Commission Wednesday voted to once again get behind any bill that would restore voting rights to parolees, who are still serving their sentences.

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December 7, 2018

Public Urges Sentencing Commission to Get Behind 364 Day Sentence

by Jack Kramer | Dec 7, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Immigration | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT —Immigration advocates and Yale Law School students were back again this year urging an independent state criminal justice agency to recommend reducing misdemeanor sentences from 365 to 364 days in an effort to stem deportations.

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September 7, 2018

Blumenthal, DeLauro Decry Latest Trump Action on Child Detention

by Peter Urban | Sep 7, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | DC News Junkie | Immigration

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A Trump administration proposal this week to lift court-ordered limits on the length of time it can detain immigrant children drew swift rebukes from U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro.

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