by Christopher Peak | Aug 21, 2018 3:40 pm | Comments (4)
Samir Mahmud, a first-generation college student, said he should be thinking about how to keep up with his studies and fit in with his classes when he starts at Quinnipiac next week. Instead, the 17-year-old is worrying whether his mother will be there on move-in day or if she’ll be deported 7,800 miles away to Bangladesh.
Continue reading ‘New Haven Teen Begs ICE To Let Mom Stay’
by Thomas Breen | Aug 9, 2018 12:11 pm | Comments (8)
At 33, Antonio Contreras is watching hair turn white.
He blames zoning rules that have landed him and other small-business and property owners in trouble in the Annex neighborhood.
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by Paul Bass | Aug 7, 2018 7:51 am | Comments (9)
Mayor Toni Harp called on people to let Washington, D.C. know that undocumented immigrants live here and should count toward our official population figures.
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by Christopher Peak | Jul 18, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (1)
Immigration lawyers don’t need to wait for an uncertain remedy out of a California court to reunite undocumented families separated at the border. Instead, they now have a model in Connecticut for proving that migrant children’s trauma needs to be addressed immediately.
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by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm | Comments (20)
Updated—In response to a landmark ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Victor Bolden, two immigrant children being held in Connecticut will be reunited with their parents.
The federal government agreed to release the parents from a detention facility in Texas, where they had been separated from their children under a short-lived Trump administration border crackdown on undocumented families.
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by Thomas Breen | Jul 12, 2018 8:18 am | Comments (20)
Bridgeport — Immigrant rights lawyers and a leading child psychiatrist from New Haven tried to convince a federal judge to reunite two traumatized migrant children in Connecticut with their parents who are in Texas.
Meanwhile, two New Haven activists helping to lead a protest outside the courthouse shared their own stories of trauma, fear and resilience as undocumented immigrants living in America.
Continue reading ‘Hearing Reveals Migrant Kids’ Trauma’
by Carly Wanna | Jul 9, 2018 8:37 am | Comments (4)
In a quest to raise enough money to travel to Orlando for a basketball tournament, the New Haven Heat was lucky to bump into a U.S. senator Saturday.
Continue reading ‘SNAP & ICE On Murphy’s Last Mile’
by Christine Stuart & Allan Appel | Jul 6, 2018 8:42 am | Comments (14)
(Updated) A 9-year-old boy from Honduras and a 14-year-old girl from El Salvador are suing the federal government after being separated from their parents at the U.S. border and then transported Connecticut.
Continue reading ‘Legal Aid, Yale Law Sue Feds Over Immigrant Children’
by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 26, 2018 1:53 pm | Comments (2)
It has been 208 days since Nelson Pinos sought refuge at sanctuary at the corner of College and Elm streets, and it could be many more days as he awaits a decision from an immigration appeals board in Bloomington, Minn.
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by Carly Wanna | Jun 25, 2018 1:46 pm | Comments (13)
At detention centers on the Southern border of the United States, a sea of mylar subsidizes comfort, predictability and parents for the thousands of children detained and separated from their mothers and fathers in attempts to cross the border.
Continue reading ‘DeLauro: Border Children’s Plight “Worse Than Imagined”’