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.
by Markeshia Ricks | Nov 4, 2014 7:03 am | Comments (1)
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.
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.
by Paul Bass | Oct 30, 2014 4:35 pm | Comments (5)
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.
by Markeshia Ricks | Oct 27, 2014 3:24 pm | Comments (4)
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.
by Aliyya Swaby & Paul Bass | Oct 14, 2014 7:15 am | Comments (1)
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.
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.
by Aliyya Swaby | Sep 19, 2014 7:13 am
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.