by Thomas Breen, Paul Bass & Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 12:32 pm | Comments (10)
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 20, 2018 8:16 am | Comments (28)
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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