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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 29, 2014 12:40 pm | Comments (22)
Reza Noori risked his life working as a translator for the U.S. Army in Afghanistan. Now a refugee living in New Haven, he faces a different battle — one he said he fights with little help.
by Markeshia Ricks | Dec 23, 2014 12:10 pm | Comments (2)
Quick as a blink, Sonia Salazar had the oyster shell open. She slid the opaque flesh into a shot glass—and a Barracuda oyster shooter was in progress.
by Aliyya Swaby | Dec 2, 2014 8:19 am | Comments (6)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 21, 2014 8:08 am | Comments (1)
by Aliyya Swaby | Nov 7, 2014 7:07 am | Comments (4)
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.