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July 15, 2018

Judge Finds Separation Unconstitutional

by Paul Bass | Jul 15, 2018 8:00am
Posted to: Courts | Immigration

New Haven Independent file photo

Two immigrant children being held in Connecticut are to see their parents again this week thanks to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden.

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July 13, 2018

OP-ED | ‘Most Republicans Won’t Believe This’ and Other Media-Literacy Challenges

by Barth Keck | Jul 13, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: Analysis | US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Media Matters | Opinion | White House

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If you’re a Republican, you probably think this op-ed is “fake news.” Indeed, a full 92 percent of Republicans believe that news sources “report news they know to be fake, false, or purposely misleading” either “a lot or sometimes,” according to a recent Axios/SurveyMonkey poll.

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July 12, 2018

Hearing Reveals Migrant Kids’ Trauma

by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 11:27am
Posted to: Courts | Immigration | Bridgeport

Thomas Breen / New Haven Independent

BRIDGEPORT, CT — Immigrant rights lawyers and a leading child psychiatrist from New Haven tried to convince a federal judge to reunite two traumatized migrant children in Connecticut with their parents who are in Texas.

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July 5, 2018

Yale Law Sues Federal Government On Behalf of Immigrant Children

by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 5, 2018 6:26pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Immigration | White House | Groton

Allan Appel / New Haven Independent photo

NEW HAVEN, CT —(Updated 3:30 p.m. July 6) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.

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July 2, 2018

ICE Protest Shuts Down Main Street, 35 Arrested

by Christine Stuart | Jul 2, 2018 11:03am
Posted to: Immigration | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — With the Mexican border and family separation at the center of the immigration debate, hundreds of protesters blocked the entrance to the federal building where Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has its offices.

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June 29, 2018

Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 2:20pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Immigration | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs

SCOTUS Term Ends Big

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:15am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Health Care | Immigration | Labor | National Security | Public Health | Public Safety | White House

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The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term this week with a bang as Justice Anthony Kennedy — known as a swing vote between the four conservative and four liberal justices — announced his retirement.

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Second GOP Immigration Bill Fails in House

by Peter Urban | Jun 29, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

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Despite a last minute entreaty from President Trump, a Republican-crafted immigration bill was overwhelmingly rejected this week in the House, 301-121, leaving little hope that Congress will address the issue ahead of the November mid-term elections.

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June 26, 2018

Republicans In 5th CD Agree On Immigration, Jobs

by John F. Silver | Jun 26, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Child Welfare | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | Jobs | Torrington

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TORRINGTON, CT — With the August 14 primary approaching, the biggest hurdle for each of the three Republican candidates in the 5th Congressional District is to get their message out.

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June 22, 2018

OP-ED | Heartless Assault on Immigrants Must Stop

by Sheila Cohen | Jun 22, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Education | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Education Opinion

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We’ve all seen the heartbreaking scenes of parents being arrested along our country’s southern border as their sobbing and traumatized children are stripped from their mothers’ protective arms and taken away by border patrol agents. These children were sent to detention facilities that look like prisons, complete with chain-link fencing and locked gates.

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