by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (18)
Don’t look for Sue Hatfield to sign onto letters attacking Donald Trump if she becomes Connecticut’s next attorney general, even when some of her fellow Republicans criticize him for separating parents and children at the border.
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by Allan Appel | Jun 20, 2018 8:07 am
Four years ago Paola Morales came to New Haven from Colombia. The only English she knew was “yes” and “no” and friends communicated with her – or tried to – through Google Translator.
She persevered with language and more, and finished High School in the Community (HSC) a year early. She has already completed a semester of courses at the University of New Haven.
She was back Tuesday evening, wearing a white gown, and a broad smile of pride as the valedictorian of the 2018 graduating class of HSC
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by Allison Park | Jun 20, 2018 7:55 am
Nidia Tubac entered her senior year of high school knowing barely any English. On Tuesday evening, when she stepped on the stage at Hillhouse High School’s Bowen Field to receive her high school diploma, she had defeated the odds.
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by Allison Park | Jun 19, 2018 4:50 pm | Comments (4)
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 (14)
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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