by Thomas Breen | May 2, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (5)
The first photograph in a 50-image series celebrating the dignity and endurance of New Haven’s refugees and immigrants was unveiled on the side of a towering, empty architectural landmark in Long Wharf, reminding city visitors and residents alike that those newest to this country best represent the core American rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 19, 2018 9:08 pm | Comments (13)
Federal immigration authorities showed up at New Haven’s state courthouse on Elm Street Thursday to grab a convicted statutory rapist, petrifying other undocumented immigrants trying to resolve their own cases.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (23)
Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
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by Staff | Apr 17, 2018 7:59 am | Comments (1)
James Forman Jr., who wrote a powerful book documenting the roots and unintended tragedies of drug-war mass incarceration, and Jake Halpern and Michael Sloan, who told the story of a local Syrian immigrant family’s resettlement in the New Haven area in the Age of Trump, won journalism’s highest honor Monday: the Pulitzer Prize.
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by Paul Bass | Apr 12, 2018 4:50 pm | Comments (9)
The roof might last another year, the inspector told Paul Kuriakose. Kuriakose decided not to take any chances.
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by Christopher Peak | Mar 23, 2018 8:17 am | Comments (13)
Fair Haven immigrants striking at a metal factory won the support Thursday afternoon of neighbors and activists who marched to offer the kind of street heat they say is needed to combat employers’ leverage over undocumented workers.
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by Paul Bass | Mar 14, 2018 5:22 pm | Comments (4)
Fausto Guamantari, the new man selling, fixing and shining shoes on Whitney Avenue, learned his trade from his father back in Ecuador.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 14, 2018 3:47 pm | Comments (2)
Hartford—“Dreamers” —children born to adults living in the U.S. without legal permission — gathered with clergy at the state Capitol Wednesday to call on the legislature to pass a bill that would open a pool of student-generated financial aid to the undocumented students that help pay for it.
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by Thomas Breen | Mar 6, 2018 8:39 am | Comments (2)
Last week a fourth undocumented immigrant facing deportation sought sanctuary at a New Haven church. Monday she regained her freedom.
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by Staff | Mar 6, 2018 8:38 am | Comments (2)
The Board of Alders Black and Hispanic Caucus closed out Black History Month by celebrating the city’s West Indian Connection with food, music, and dance.
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