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Up To 100 Undocumented Sign Up For Licenses

by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 2, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (6)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Rafael Armijos needs to drive to and from his construction job. So he joined other undocumented immigrants flocking to St. Rose of Lima Church Monday to take advantage of a new state policy allowing them to apply for a driver’s license.

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Immigrants Celebrate TRUST Victory, Too

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 21, 2014 8:08 am | Comments (1)

Aliyya Swaby Photo After minor charges triggered federal action, Jose Luis Piscil decided to sue immigration officials to stop the process of being sent back to Mexico following eight years in the U.S.

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DREAMers Demand Prez Stop Deportations

by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 7, 2014 7:07 am | Comments (4)

Aliyya Swaby Photo Jesslyn and Suidy Jimenez held up photos of their mother Gladys Jimenez Vasquez, currently detained in Houston, as they joined dozens of others rallying for executive action on immigration reform.

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Gourmet Heaven Employees Have Their Say

by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 4, 2014 7:03 am | Comments (1)

Markeshia Ricks photo Alejandro Rodriguez, having been stiffed by his boss, asked a judge not to let him off the hook. Some of his coworkers, concerned their market might close, argued for leniency.

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It Rained On The Parade. So What?

by Brian Slattery | Nov 3, 2014 8:16 am

A little rain still couldn’t stop the dead from marching from downtown New Haven to Fair Haven.

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DREAMer Takes Michelle Obama Off-Script

by Paul Bass | Oct 30, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (5)

Lauren White/Wilbur Cross Proclamation Photo An immigrant-rights activist crashed Michelle Obama’s party for Dan Malloy in New Haven Thursday—and ended up impressed with how the First Lady responded.

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Gourmet Heaven Owner Seeks To Avoid Jail Time

by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 27, 2014 3:24 pm | Comments (4)

Markeshia Ricks Photo Chung Cho intentionally employed undocumented workers to exploit their work and pay them less—or he is an immigrant himself who worked his way up from washing dishes and mopping floors to owning a business and providing jobs for other immigrants.

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“This Is Destroying Families”

by Aliyya Swaby & Paul Bass | Oct 14, 2014 7:15 am | Comments (1)

Paul Bass Photo Waldina Hernandez saw a picture of a hurtling freight train on a screen—and got a new view on the harrowing journey that brought her mother to America.

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“We Don’t Want Someone To Go Through That”

by Aliyya Swaby | Oct 2, 2014 7:25 am

Sandi Victorio said she endured unwanted advances from her boss at least twice a day. As she stood in the aisles of the clothing warehouse, she feared he would come by and try to grab her, touch her shoulder, or rub her back.

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Assaulted Immigrants Ask for Justice

by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2014 7:13 am

Aliyya Swaby Photo Alberto Serrano (pictured) took a blow to the head from a guy with a bat, presumably as a target of a hate crime. Prisciliano Rodriguez was held up at gunpoint returning home from the grocery store with no patrol cops around. Juana Islas’ son was attacked by two people on bicycles and, Islas said, the police took a half hour to arrive.

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Illegal Dumping
Dec 22, 2014 5:29 pm
Address: 30-78 Warwick Street New Haven, Connecticut
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The giant ditch in front of the elementary school is becoming New Havens latest...

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Sidewalks and Curb damage
Dec 22, 2014 5:01 pm
Address: 620 Ellsworth Ave New Haven, Connecticut
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