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by Diana Li | Dec 6, 2013 3:47 pm | Comments (4)
Growing up in New Haven in the 1950s, Anthony Riccio never understood why his grandmother immigrated from Italy, the land of Bernini’s masterful sculptures and Giuseppe Verdi’s beautiful music. When he asked her why she moved to the United States, she simply said, “I don’t like.”
by Hernando Diosa/ La Voz | Dec 2, 2013 12:19 pm | Comments (2)
A version of this story originally appeared in La Voz. It was translated here by Gilah Benson-Tilsen.
In recent years, a new kind of crime has been gaining prevalence on the streets of New Haven, particularly in the Fair Haven area. Groups of muggers assault undocumented immigrants—especially from Mexico, Central America, and South America—to steal the money they’ve earned after working hard for long hours.
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 25, 2013 9:37 am | Comments (2)
Seven years after she started a soccer team for immigrant and refugee students, Lauren Mednick helped send a first batch of players to college—and prepared to help other kids follow.
by Paul Bass | Oct 9, 2013 1:33 pm | Comments (5)
Latoya Agnew got arrested for the first time in her life. For her fellow protester John Lewis, it was arrest number 45, at least.
by Thomas MacMillan | Oct 8, 2013 6:19 am
After trying to deport him for nearly a year, a federal immigration agency suddenly decided to let Josemaria Islas stay in the country, for at least a year.
by Melissa Bailey | Oct 7, 2013 2:00 pm | Comments (2)
Kids sat down in one classroom. Parents sat down in another.
In that second room, a Yale academic from China and a homemaker from Mexico rehearsed a story about a snake—and began to knock down language barriers separating staff and families at an immigrant-rich New Haven public school.
by Melissa Bailey | Sep 20, 2013 1:25 pm | Comments (7)
Before stepping on the field to face a suburban powerhouse in his first-ever American soccer match, Maneva Tanambelo asked his coach if he could play barefoot—the way he played in the country he left just a few months ago.
by Melissa Bailey | Sep 16, 2013 7:10 am | Comments (1)
When the fire alarm rang, Aekrama Ahmed and Ali Fadhil knew what to do. When they arrived a year ago, fresh from Sudan and Iraq, they weren’t so sure.
At New Haven’s main K-8 beacon for immigrants and refugees, they’ve gotten used to the new customs, routines, even the language of their new country.
by Melissa Bailey | Aug 29, 2013 10:00 am | Comments (5)
Thirty new students showed up last-minute at Principal Margaret-Mary Gethings’s door on the first morning of school. She found a place for each of them.
by Staff | Aug 1, 2013 3:36 pm | Comments (6)
In the name of immigration reform, New Haven’s Kica Matos sat down in a D.C. roadway and refused to move.