by Allison Park | Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm | Comments (1)
Zainab Al-Qaderi had a satisfied smile on her face as she presented her guests with her sweet Iraqi specialty called kanafa. The guests dug in, with their forks gently cracking the crispy outer layer of shredded phyllo dough, to reveal creamy layers of baked goodness: a filling of sweet cheese and clotted cream, with a dainty pistachio garnish. She motioned her guests towards a small jar full of syrup and urged them to drizzle the sugar-water concoction over the dish to enhance the flavor.
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by Allison Park | Jun 18, 2018 12:38 pm | Comments (10)
Maria Felicidad Guallan’s search for a better life came at a painful cost — leaving her son behind at the border. Now she’s scared of being separated from her young daughter as well.
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by Carly Wanna | Jun 13, 2018 12:33 pm | Comments (5)
Immigration aids the U.S. economy, despite myths to the contrary.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 11, 2018 10:47 pm | Comments (5)
Four leading Republican candidates for governor debated each other in Connecticut’s best-known sanctuary city — and to a man condemned sanctuary cities.
But there was at least one noticeable difference between the way two of them did that.
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by Allison Park | Jun 9, 2018 10:04 pm | Comments (15)
Imagine a life of forced removal from a war-ridden home at just two years old, and relocation to a foreign country where education was scarce, support was inadequate, and comfort was not an option. For Gladys Mwilelo, this consumed 13 years of her life.
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by Brian Slattery | Jun 5, 2018 2:51 pm
Azhar Ahmed fled the war in Sudan in 2004. For a decade she lived with her husband in Cairo, working as a teacher and applying for refugee status in the United States. In June 2015 she and her husband finally arrived in New Haven. Her son was born six months ago, in a friend’s house.
“You have to start from the beginning,” she said, of her experience of arriving in the United States.
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by Isis Davis-Marks | May 24, 2018 7:36 am | Comments (1)
When other kids were in school, Gladys Mwilelo recalled, she was standing in line for water or out selling patties so her family could have enough money to eat.
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by Thomas Breen | May 2, 2018 12:00 pm | Comments (5)
The first photograph in a 50-image series celebrating the dignity and endurance of New Haven’s refugees and immigrants was unveiled on the side of a towering, empty architectural landmark in Long Wharf, reminding city visitors and residents alike that those newest to this country best represent the core American rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 19, 2018 9:08 pm | Comments (13)
Federal immigration authorities showed up at New Haven’s state courthouse on Elm Street Thursday to grab a convicted statutory rapist, petrifying other undocumented immigrants trying to resolve their own cases.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Apr 17, 2018 8:13 am | Comments (23)
Drawing on her own story as a working single mother who ascended to the middle class, the co-chair of the Black & Hispanic Caucus called out slumlords and put high-end developers on notice that affordable housing needs to be part of their plans for the Elm City.
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