by Staff | May 20, 2013 4:09 pm
The mayor pleaded on his behalf. So did a U.S. Congresswoman and two U.S. senators.
None that succeeded in stopping the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency from arresting New Haven Jose Maria Islas Monday and sending him to a Massachusetts lock-up en route to deporting him back to Mexico.
by Staff | May 8, 2013 10:59 am | Comments (2)
More than two-thirds of votes cast in an unofficial “election” opposed the idea of granting new state licenses to undocumented immigrants.
by Staff | May 2, 2013 1:29 pm
For about six months last year, four workers put in hundreds of hours at a Fair Haven fiberglass company and received not a dime in wages, according to a freshly filed federal lawsuit.
by Allan Appel | May 2, 2013 8:09 am | Comments (16)
Labor Leader Bob Proto called it a “crime” that Congress has left immigration reform and a pathway to good jobs so broken for so long for so many. And local student Cinthia Perez declared “I am Mexican, undocumented, unapologetic, and unafraid.”
by Thomas MacMillan | May 1, 2013 11:51 am | Comments (13)
Come January, an undocumented immigrant might be able to drive to City Hall with a legal license—and then take a seat on the zoning board or City Plan Commission when he gets there.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 21, 2013 1:02 am | Comments (11)
(Updated) With immigration reform on the horizon, why not let an upstanding New Haven immigrant with no criminal record stay in the country?
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 15, 2013 4:15 pm | Comments (3)
The top two seniors at High School in the Community headed off to college early and met a tough transition—highlighting a key challenge for the school system as it puts a greater focus on preparing kids for higher ed.
by Staff | Apr 11, 2013 1:05 pm
While New Haveners marched on local streets for immigration reform this week, some other New Haveners brought the same call to the streets of the nation’s capital—in one case, in verse.
by Paul Bass | Apr 9, 2013 6:21 pm | Comments (4)
Forces on both sides of the national immigration debate hit the streets of New Haven. One side was arresting immigrants; the other was marching for reform.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 2, 2013 3:14 pm | Comments (5)
While U.S. Congress sat in recess awaiting a major upcoming bill on immigration reform, activists stormed U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro’s office Tuesday morning to demand swift action.