A group that formed to combat “wealth-based jailing” now has its sights set on helping a group of people in particular danger of being ensnared by pre-trial detention and unaffordable bonds: undocumented immigrants.
Hartford — A Republican legislator’s bill to repeal a state law that allows undocumented people to obtain driver’s licenses is expected to die in committee. But New Haven activists and a least one of the city’s state representatives is worried that it won’t stay dead.
A child’s voice emerges from hiding, from a shattered world. She is waiting for a knock at the door. It can come at any time. It will mean deportation, her family torn apart, being sent to their deaths.