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Immigrants in Connecticut are a force in the state's economy and demographic shifts, new report shows
Hartford Courant 7/14/20
Attorney General Tong speaks out about President Trump's treatment of immigrant students
CT-N Governor Covid News Conference 7/13/20
White House attack on legal immigrants is an attack on patriotism and the U.S. economy
Harford Courant 7/7/20
Congress Extends Paycheck Protection Program 5 weeks (until August 8th)
Office of David Lehman 7/6/20
Relief among Connecticut immigrants as U.S. Supreme Court upholds federal DACA program
Hartford Courant 6/18/20
The Surprising Origin of Our Modern Nation of Immigrants
New York Times 6/30/20
Trump signs order pausing immigration for 60 days, with exceptions
Washington Post 4/22/20
What you need to know about Trump’s coronavirus immigration order
Washington Post 4/22/20
Plan to halt legal immigration prompts opposition in state
Hartford Courant 4/22/20
Yolanda's Sofrito: A Family Recipe For Success
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Art Feltman talks immigrant entrepreneurship, One World Market
"As Hartford gets into the swing of summer, the Old State House plaza will for the first time host One World Market, an international food court and entertainment space open for the season..."
Immigrants, welcome to America. Come to Connecticut
“Welcome to America. Come to Connecticut.” That could replace the Malloy-era slogan, “Still Revolutionary,” the departure of which is not lamented...
Some Say Immigrant Entrepreneurs Hold Key to CT's Economic Rival
"In the early days of Reynolds Welding & Fabrication, Jerado Reynolds couldn’t afford to hire any employees to help him at job sites..."
Editorial: Trump’s new refugee ceiling is built on lies
"It’s hard to say what’s worse about President Donald Trump’s decision to slash the number of refugees the U.S. will admit over the next year: its inhumanity or its dishonesty..."
County Clerks Revolt Over N.Y. Licenses for Undocumented Immigrants
This article reports that notwithstanding a New York state law that permits undocumented immigrants to get drivers’ licenses, some county clerks-- who are supposed to implement this law-- are rebelling and refusing to grant the undocumented licenses, even threatening to call ICE if people apply for them.