by Staff | Jul 25, 2014 4:44 pm | Comments (2)
Mayor Toni Harp spoke by phone Friday with nine of her counterparts, who agreed to prepare a joint plan to present the governor with possible small sites to house some of the children crossing the U.S. border.
by Jordi Gassó | Jul 23, 2014 8:01 am | Comments (18)
“Governor, no more excuses!”
by Paul Bass | Jul 21, 2014 5:04 pm | Comments (17)
As New Haven’s mayor consulted her counterparts in other cities on a potential plan to house thousands of immigrant children, activists scheduled a rally by a building they say could handle the job.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jul 11, 2014 8:06 am | Comments (15)
Placard-wielding protesters filled the front steps of New Haven’s federal court building to spread a message: The unaccompanied children coming over the Mexican border aren’t freeloaders; they’re refugees.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 30, 2014 3:03 pm | Comments (2)
Nearly a year after heading off to Fairfield University as first-generation college students, Solanlly Canas and Chastity Berrios met up back on New Haven Green. They returned home not as dropouts, but as rising sophomores who defied the odds.
by Liana Teixeira | Jun 24, 2014 8:26 am | Comments (2)
First-generation high school graduate Melesio Rodriguez turned his tassel Monday night as he set off for a new challenge at Southern Connecticut State University—avoiding crippling debt in the process.
by Thomas MacMillan | Jun 9, 2014 5:33 pm
New Haven cabbie Segundo Aguayza will no longer have to race home to try to protect his family now that East Haven police have agreed to official policies that are even more immigrant-friendly than New Haven’s.
by Melissa Bailey | Jun 6, 2014 11:35 am | Comments (3)
James Kok arrived in New Haven as a refugee from South Sudan, without knowing a word of English or ever having attended school. After a long road with many obstacles, he walked on stage with a cap and gown.
by Melissa Bailey | May 9, 2014 4:21 pm | Comments (3)
NEW YORK—Six years after leaving public housing in Westville Manor, Toddchelle Young prepared to wrap up a master’s degree at Columbia—by leading a lesson on a groundbreaking immigration policy hatched in her hometown.
by Staff | May 1, 2014 3:54 pm | Comments (1)
New Haven state Sen. Gary Holder-Winfield spent May Day, the international workers holiday, at work—shepherding to passage a bill to protect workers’ rights.