immigration

Charles Reed / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

Leandro Arriaga is a construction worker, a property owner and the father of four children. He’s also been living in the United States without authorization since 2001. His wife, Katherine Ramos, is a naturalized U.S. citizen and said her husband wanted to change his legal status. That’s what ultimately got him arrested last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials.

Wilfredo Lee / AP

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy wants to help more than 20,000 children who are U.S. citizens living in the state with parents who do not have immigration documentation.  

Sanctuary Cities Stand Firm Despite Threats To Funding

Mar 29, 2017
Steven Senne / AP

Leaders of sanctuary cities around the region say a new threat by Attorney General Jeff Sessions won't change their immigration policies. 

The term “sanctuary city' is more political than legal. It's used to describe communities with a range of local ordinances.

Ross D. Franklin / AP

East Haven, Connecticut, recently appeared on a federal list of cities and towns that have refused to work with immigration agents to deport undocumented residents. President Trump has threatened to withhold federal funds from those cities and towns. But East Haven is on the list because it’s obeying a federal order issued under President Barack Obama.

Courtesy of Unidad Latino En Acción / Facebook

Immigrant rights activists in Connecticut want communities to know that a federal Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agent dressed as a local police officer in Hartford earlier this month. That was confirmed by Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin this week.

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