immigration

Cassandra Basler / WSHU

Gov. Dannel Malloy has rallied behind a Norwalk mother who was supposed to be deported to Guatemala on Thursday. Malloy and one of Nury Chavarria’s four U.S.-born children spoke out Thursday night against immigration policies that break up families.

Bryan Cox / U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement via AP

A mother of four who has lived in the U.S. for 24 years is refusing to abide by a deportation order to her native Guatemala and has taken sanctuary in a Connecticut church.

Robin Lubbock / WBUR

A new study demonstrates a key role immigrants fill in the American economy. The study, by the bipartisan research and advocacy group New American Economy, shows immigrants are more likely than U.S.-born workers to pick up night and weekend shifts in a number of fields.

Doug Bishop / YMCA

As summer rolls in, many New Englanders hit up their favorite beaches or swimming holes. But recreational swimming is a new idea to many refugee families in the region — and some view it as dangerous. A water safety program in Vermont teaches children new to America how to be safe and enjoy the water.

Kathleen Masterson / VPR

A Vermont father of six is facing deportation to Mexico in a case that highlights shifting federal immigration enforcement priorities.

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