by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 16, 2015 4:59 pm | Comments (27)
A rally against wage theft at the former Gourmet Heaven deli turned into a heated confrontation when a Yale representative showed up to vouch for the store’s new owner.
by Aliyya Swaby | Mar 11, 2015 10:44 am | Comments (1)
New Haven’s refugee resettlement not-for-profit is moving a block up Nicoll Street and getting twice the amount of space—and the use of an elevator.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 10, 2015 1:04 pm
The architect of President Obama’s immigration policy told a Fair Haven audience to prepare for changes to take effect despite a Texas judge’s decision that has stalled an order to protect millions of undocumented immigrants.
by Markeshia Ricks | Mar 2, 2015 1:35 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 4:05 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 3:37 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 9:30 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 7:25 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 12:12 pm | 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 5:08 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.