by Thomas Breen | Jan 16, 2018 7:44 am | Comments (5)
On the day that slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 89 years old, hundreds of New Haveners gathered to celebrate his legacy of racial and economic justice, and to extend that legacy to the current fight for immigrant rights.
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by Christopher Peak | Jan 7, 2018 11:00 am | Comments (11)
New Haven has already welcomed hundreds of Puerto Ricans fleeing the devastation Hurricane Maria left last September. But even more evacuees could soon arrive in the Elm City.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 13, 2017 7:45 am | Comments (4)
Hartford — Advocates came here from New Haven to urge a commission to help immigrants avoid the clutches of federal agents by shaving one day off a state sentencing rule that can turn low-level offenders into “aggravated” felons.
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by Staff | Dec 6, 2017 4:02 pm | Comments (4)
Over 200 immigrant-rights activists — including a contingent from New Haven — were arrested at the nation’s Capitol during a nationwide day of protest in support of DREAM Act legislation and a legislative solution for temporary protected status (TPS) holders.
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by Christopher Peak | Dec 1, 2017 7:54 am | Comments (4)
A week after one undocumented immigrant emerged from a downtown “sanctuary church,” another took his place Thursday.
Continue reading ‘Third Immigrant Takes Sanctuary At Local Church’
by Paul Bass | Nov 29, 2017 12:30 pm | Comments (5)
Claudio Pinos has been building up the block where he lives in the Hill — and now an international bank has let part of it burn down.
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by Paul Bass | Nov 23, 2017 9:01 am | Comments (1)
Thanks to a surprise Thanksgiving Eve reprieve, Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez emerged Wednesday evening from the downtown church that has been his sanctuary with a message of hope for other immigrants battling deportation: “Don’t give up. Because if I can do it, everyone can.”
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by Allan Appel | Nov 21, 2017 7:38 am
Connecticut’s governor and two U.S. senators raced to New Haven Monday afternoon to plea for a reprieve from a deportation order for a woman who’s keeping her ill 12-year-old daughter alive.
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by Christopher Peak | Nov 17, 2017 8:00 am | Comments (8)
Another undocumented immigrant, this time a father of three in the Annex who said he has paid his taxes and obeyed the law, has been ordered to leave the country by month’s end. New Haven’s taking up his cause. His story sounds familiar — with options running out.
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by Thomas Breen | Nov 3, 2017 6:58 am | Comments (1)
Two weeks ago, Daisha Rivera was living on Puerto Rico’s north-central coast, where her family had trouble finding clean water a month after Hurricane Maria.
Thursday night Rivera joined other new students for a communal embrace at Wilbur Cross High, the new academic home for 10 other hurricane evacuees as well.
Continue reading ‘Cross Helps 11 Starting Over From Maria’