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Immigration

June 29, 2018

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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CT Lawmakers Head to Border After Immigration Bill Fails

by Peter Urban | Jun 22, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Ethics | Immigration | Poverty | White House

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Several Connecticut lawmakers say they will visit the Texas-Mexico border this week as debate over immigration policy heated up on Capitol Hill.

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June 20, 2018

Trump Reverses Course on Child Separation

by Peter Urban | Jun 20, 2018 5:19pm
Posted to: Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | DC News Junkie | Immigration | White House

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WASHINGTON –  President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order to end his administration’s controversial policy that separated children from parents of foreigners arrested at the border without proper documentation.

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Republicans In Race for 5th CD Find Common Ground on Immigration Policy

by John F. Silver | Jun 20, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Courts | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Immigration | White House | 5th CD

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Republican candidates running for the open 5th Congressional District seat are all calling for a comprehensive solution to the crisis at the southern border that has resulted in children being separated from their parents and placed in detention centers.

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June 19, 2018

Jepsen Joins Call To End ‘Zero Tolerance’ Policy

by Christine Stuart | Jun 19, 2018 11:08am
Posted to: Immigration | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen was one of 21 Democratic attorneys general who signed onto a letter calling on Attorney General Jeff Sessions to reverse his zero tolerance policy regarding family separation at the border.

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June 14, 2018

OP-ED | It’s Easy to be Numb to it All - Don’t Be

by Susan Bigelow | Jun 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Law Enforcement | Opinion | White House

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro joined Democratic legislators this week in condemning the Trump administration’s ghastly, cruel, and inhumane policy of separating children from their undocumented migrant families. She called it “child abuse.”

But for just about everyone I know, the reaction has been to sigh, shake their heads, and let it pass through them. After all, it’s only one of many soul-destroying, terrifying, and deeply unjust things to happen this week.

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June 8, 2018

DeLauro: Trump Policy is ‘Child Abuse’

by Peter Urban | Jun 8, 2018 3:59am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | Equality | Ethics | Immigration | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | White House

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Representative Rosa DeLauro this week slammed President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions over a “zero-tolerance” policy that is separating children from parents who cross the border unlawfully calling it “child abuse” and “immoral at its core.”

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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs

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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.

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