by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2015 12:35 pm | Comments (5)
A group of domestic workers visited City Hall not to clean, but to ask lawmakers to help clean up a mess: the abuse and exploitation many of them face from employers.
by Aliyya Swaby | Feb 26, 2015 3:05 pm | Comments (27)
Elvira Gutierrez Vargas said her bosses robbed her of the Christmas tips she received after spending more than 50 hours each week cleaning houses throughout New Haven for minimum wage.
by Paul Bass | Feb 17, 2015 2:37 pm | Comments (5)
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited New Haven’s subterranean Emergency Operations Center bunker to “sound the alarm” over a looming shutdown of the federal Department of Homeland Security — and to urge the Obama administration to rush to court to overturn a Texas judge’s ruling against its immigration policy.
by Allan Appel | Feb 9, 2015 8:30 am | Comments (2)
The Southern Connecticut State University Fighting Owl T-shirts hung big on the shoulders of (in the front row) little Samia Virga, Alberto Cosme, and Melanie Peralta.
That was precisely the point: To grow into them.
by Paul Bass | Feb 5, 2015 6:25 pm | Comments (5)
A raid of alleged illegal apartments inside a former Dixwell factory Thursday unearthed a trove of headsets from China repackaged into Dr. Dre “Beats” and “Lg Tone+” headsets.
by Lucy Gellman | Jan 26, 2015 11:12 am | Comments (2)
“What would you like?” Shilmat Tessema asked as she lifted a warm container of food over her Lalibela truck’s countertop.
Thomas Breen stepped up to the chrome-and-yellow food truck that has become a beloved staple at Ingalls Rink, eyeing the steaming, thick portions of turmeric-kissed cabbage, gleaming, wilted green beans, spice-rubbed carrots, and clay-red lentils that he had been thinking of all week.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 21, 2015 4:08 pm | Comments (5)
A new report shares little-known facts about New Haven’s immigrants: They are more likely than native-born citizens to be employed; an increasingly large number come from Asia; and only a small percentage is undocumented.
by Debby Applegate | Jan 21, 2015 12:05 pm
Step into the Slifka Center and you’ll find a building buzzing with people who have come to socialize, study, worship, debate, and eat. From now until Feb. 22, winding around the building, you’ll also find No One Remembers Alone: Memory, Migration and the Making of an American Family, a sprawling, engrossing exhibit that follows the diverging paths of members of a Jewish family from Czarist Russia to new lives on three different continents.
by Aliyya Swaby | Jan 9, 2015 1:17 pm
As Domingo Lopez Juarez shoveled a spatula-full of carne enchilada onto the grill in his new food truck, a smoky haze of jalapeno shot up his customers’ noses and into their lungs.
“Spicy,” Juarez said to a chorus of coughs, “is good for your health.”
by Staff | Jan 7, 2015 10:41 am
New Haven State Senator Martin Looney told an immigrant success story—his family’s immigrant success story—to urge the state legislature to renew and redefine its commitment to expanding the American dream.