ICE Blasted For Courthouse Arrests

by Christopher Peak | Feb 28, 2018 10:02 pm | Comments (24)

Christopher Peak PhotoTwo weeks ago, Marco Mendieta, a 24-year-old undocumented immigrant living in the Quinnipiac Meadows neighborhood, was arraigned in New Haven’s state Superior Court for breaking a traffic law. A judge released him without bail, accepting Mendieta’s promise to appear at the next hearing.

But Mendieta wasn’t able to keep his word. Before he even left the courthouse, federal immigration authorities picked him up and sent him to a detention facility in Massachusetts. After being shuttled to several different prisons, Mendieta ended up back in Mexico this week.

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Blumenthal To Refugee Kids: “We’re Proud Of You”

by Allan Appel | Feb 2, 2018 3:50 pm | Comments (1)

Omar Moussa and his parents arrived from Syria two years ago after spending four years in a Jordanian refugee camp. He was 17 — the same age as U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s father in 1935 when he arrived from Frankfort, Germany, then in the initial throes of the Nazi takeover.

However, Blumenthal’s father in 1935 did not face the heart-breaking political and bureaucratic obstacles to bring over the rest of his family, which are now being confronted by Omar’s remaining siblings in Jordan and Lebanon.

That’s thanks to Donald Trump’s Executive Order(s) 13769/13780, known as “the Muslim” ban.

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